Carmel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

A little taste of fall

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Here is what you need:

Dough:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 1 egg

Filling:

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp butter soften
  • 1 apple cored and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce (I bought whatever was cheapest at the store)

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce

Directions:

First microwave the milk and butter for the dough. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Continue microwaving every 20 seconds until the butter is all melted.  Make sure to stir often.

In your stand mixer, make sure it is fitted with dough hook. Add 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt. Mix well. Add the milk/egg mixture and mix on a medium-low speed until it is all combined. While the mixer is still on, slowly add the rest of the dough. Add dough until the dough starts to pull away from the sides. Beat for about 5 more minutes. Remove bowl and cover dough with a damp cloth for 10 minutes.

While the dough is resting, mix together the sugars and cinnamon for the filling and set aside.

Once the dough is good to go, roll it out into a large rectangle. Spread the soften butter on the dough. Next sprinkle with the sugar mixture followed by the chopped apple. Last of all drizzle with the 1/2 cup of caramel sauce.

Starting at the wider side, tightly roll up the dough. Then cut into about 11 or 12 pieces. Place the cinnamon rolls on a greased backing pan. Cover with the damp towel and let rest for 25 minutes. Once the rolls have raised, bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20.

After they are done cooking. Place on a wire rack to cool for a couple of minutes then add the rest of the caramel.