pies and tacos
These Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls are soft and fluffy, with apple pie filling, and topped with cream cheese glaze.
Let’s start by making the dough. We are using my regular cinnamon roll dough, which is rich and easy to make. Place the warm milk in a bowl. Add 2 tbsp of sugar, along with the active dry yeast to the milk. Stir to combine.
Once the yeast becomes foamy, add the rest of the sugar, the room temperature butter, whisked eggs in. Mix the ingredients for about 30 seconds. Add 5 cups of flour, and salt. Mix again. Then switch to the dough hook, or turn the dough into a lightly floured surface, to knead it.
Time for the first rise. Shape the dough into a ball and let it rise in an oiled bowl, covered, for about 2 hours.
To make the apple filling, peel and chop the apples into small bits. Place the diced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Once the apples are softened, pour in the cornstarch dissolved in water.
Time to assemble the rolls. Spread the Cinnamon Butter on top of the dough. Pour the Apple Cinnamon Filling on top. Roll the dough from the widest side into a log. Place the rolls in a greased baking pan. Bake them until they look browned around the edges.
Beat the butter and cream cheese together. Add the powdered sugar, and mix until combined. Then add the salt and vanilla and mix. The luscious cream cheese glaze adds a layer of decadence to the sweet delicious rolls.
With their irresistible aroma, soft texture, warm and spiced apples, and the luscious glaze on top, these rolls are a delightful way to enjoy the comforting feelings of the season.