Apple Cinnamon Rolls

This easy favorite puts a fresh apple twist on a favorite cinnamon roll recipe!

A tender dough is smothered in butter, cinnamon, and our favorite apple topping. It’s all rolled up and baked until tender. Top with a quick glaze or your favorite cream cheese frosting for a delicious treat.

close up of plated Easy Apple Cinnamon Rolls

A Twist on a Favorite

Who doesn’t love apple pie in the morning?

These apple cinnamon rolls taste just like fresh apple pie, filled with cinnamon-sugared apples, fragrant and perfect for serving with a steaming cup of coffee


DOUGH This recipe is made with homemade dough and while it takes a bit of time, it’s not difficult to make.

FILLING We make homemade apple pie filling in minutes, this gives the best flavor. Canned apple pie filling can be used in a pinch.

SUGAR & SPICE Cinnamon sugar and the glaze are just as important as the apples and the dough, so don’t skimp on the seasonings! If you have it, swap out some of the cinnamon for apple pie spice.

How to Make Apple Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Prepare the apple filling. If using canned, chop the apples smaller.
  2. Prepare the dough per recipe below and let rise for 1 hour.
  3. After rising, roll into a rectangle, brush with butter, & sprinkle cinnamon sugar over top.
  4. Spread apple filling over top, roll the dough into a log.

adding apples to dough and cinnamon to make Easy Apple Cinnamon Rolls

  1. Carefully slice the rolls into 12 pieces and place them in a baking dish.
  2. Rise until fluffy and bake according to the recipe.

Easy Apple Cinnamon Rolls in a dish before baking

To Serve

  • Let the rolls cool a few minutes in the pan.
  • While cooling, make the glaze in a small zippered bag. Snip off one end and drizzle the glaze over the tops. Serve warm.

top view of Easy Apple Cinnamon Rolls in a dish

How to Store Apple Cinnamon Rolls

  • Keep apple cinnamon rolls in an airtight container at room temperature and they’ll be good for about 3 days.
  • Baked rolls can be frozen as long as they are wrapped tightly and placed in a zippered bag with the date labeled on the outside. Toss one into a backpack or briefcase and they’ll be thawed in a couple of hours!
  • Freeze unbaked rolls in the baking dish and wrap them with plastic with the date written on the outside. They’ll keep in the freezer for about 2 months. Let them thaw overnight and bake in the morning!

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close up of plated Easy Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Cinnamon Rolls are soft, gooey, and loaded with apple pie filling. The whole family will love this delicious twist on a classic favorite!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes
Servings 12 rolls
Calories 418
Author Holly Nilsson



  • cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tablespoon water
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla


  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1 package active dry yeast or 2 ¼ teaspoon
  • cup granulated sugar plus 1 teaspoon
  • ¾ cup milk
  • cup butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 4 to 4 ½ cups all purpose flour divided


  • Grease a 9×13″ pan and set aside. Chop the apples in the filling and set aside.


  • Combine water, yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in a small bowl. Let sit 10 minutes or until foamy.
  • Combine milk, butter, remaining sugar, and salt in a saucepan and heat to 120-130°F. Place 2 cups flour in a stand mixer. Add eggs, milk mixture and yeast mixture. Mix until combined.
  • Using a dough hook, add remaining flour, ½ cup at a time to form a soft dough that pulls away from the side of the bowl. You may not use all of the flour.
  • Remove dough from the bowl and knead on a lightly floured surface until dough is smooth and elastic (approx. 8 mins).
  • Place in a greased bowl in a warm spot and cover with a towel for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • On a floured surface, roll out bread dough into an 18″x9″ rectangle.


  • Cover the dough with a thin layer of butter. In a small bowl combine brown sugar and cinnamon, then sprinkle it over the rolled dough. Top with apple filling.
  • Roll the dough into a log (it should be 18″ long). Slice into 12 pieces. Place the rolls in the pan and cover with parchment paper and a dishtowel. Place in a warm area to rise (about 60 minutes).
  • Once risen, preheat oven to 375°F. Bake 22-27 minutes or until golden. Cool slightly.
  • In a small zippered bag, mix the glaze ingredients together. Snip off the corner and drizzle over top.
  • Serve warm.


Ensure the filling is not chilled from the fridge or the rolls won’t rise properly. 

These rolls are best served warm from the oven.

You can use thawed bread dough in place of homemade dough. It will need longer to rise. If using thawed bread dough, the centers will hollow slightly as these cool.


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 418 | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 398IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 3mg
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New Year’s Eve Recipe Roundup – Snacks, Appetizers and Desserts

New Year’s Eve Recipe Roundup – Snacks, Appetizers and Desserts

New Year’s Eve is all about the snacks, apps, and desserts! There should be lot of games being played and lots of grazing being done in the kitchen.

What does New Year’s Eve look like at your house? We celebrate with the kids earlier in the evening, and when the clock strikes midnight, I’m sound asleep in my bed. Party animals over here!

No matter what your New Year’s Eve looks like, there should be lots of outrageous food. Here are a few of our favorite snacks, appetizers and desserts for your celebration:


Salted Caramel Pretzel Snaps – so easy to make and the perfect blend of sweet and salty!

We cannot stop munching on these salted caramel pretzel snaps! They only take a couple of ingredients and no time at all to make!

Ranch Slow Cooker Chex Mix – the slow cooker does all the work for you and people can’t keep their hands out of it!

Every party needs something sweet, something salty, something light and something indulgent. This ranch slow cooker chex mix is both salty and addicting!

Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn – the most delicious flavor combo and everyone loves popcorn!

Everyone goes nuts for our Marshmallow Popcorn so it was high time to find the best savory popcorn recipe and this rosemary parmesan popcorn is it!

Churro Chex Mix – cinnamon and sugar for the win! It’s like that cinnamon sugar toast you had as a kid but in snack form.

Looking for a fun and easy sweet chex mix? We love this easy churro chex mix for parties and entertaining or just a night at home with Netflix! 

5 Minute Reese’s Snack Mix – can be thrown together at the last minute if you have some unexpected guests show up!

Need a last minute snack recipe for a holiday party? Us too, so we are taking this easy 5 Minute Reese's Snack Mix with pretzels!


Best Cheese Ball Ever (cheese ball pretzel bites version) – I am a firm believer that every party needs a cheese ball and this one is the best I’ve ever had!

a close up of a cheese ball with a scoop taken out of it showing the pecans, parsley, cheese, cream cheese and crackers around it

Baked Brie – ooey gooey and totally irresistible!

A bread bowl filled with brie and topped with onion jam and raspberries. It has been baked until it is golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Restaurant Style Salsa – ready in 5 minutes!

A bowl of homemade salsa in which a tortilla chip is being dipped. The salsa is sprinkled with cilantro leaves and has cilantro and roma tomatoes and a lime in the background. There is also a wooden bowl of chips in the background.

French Dip Sliders – the whole crowd is going to be talking about these babies!

A photo of a single french dip slider on a black plate.

Bacon Wrapped Avocados – sounds crazy? It is creamy, salty, finger-licking perfection!

Bacon Wrapped Avocados with a brown sugar coating that have been baked until crispy

7 Layer Mexican Dip – all of my memories of New Year’s Eve involve this dip!

Whether it's football game day in the fall or winter, there's nothing better than wandering over to the food table and finding the best Mexican 7 layer dip. It's the best I've ever had!

Taco Pinwheels – a fun and delicious spin (pun!) on tacos!

Looking for a quick and easy appetizer for football? Taco pinwheels- touchdown!

Chili Sauce Grape Jelly Slow Cooker Meatballs

Raise your hand if your mom used to make Chili Sauce and Grape Jelly Slow Cooker Meatballs! Mine did too but I'd forgotten about them until now!


Brown Sugar Strawberry Crostinis – strawberries with chocolate…just doesn’t get much better!

A brown board with brown sugar strawberry crostinis and a chocolate drizzle

Reese’s Rice Krispies Treats – I have no words for how incredible these are! They should definitely be at every party you have for the rest of your life!

a photo of a single piece of reese's rice krispies treat on a plate covered in melty chocolate and chunks of reese's peanut butter cup.Banana Pudding – pure comfort! Everyone will be diving in for seconds on this one!

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Peanut Butter Blossoms – peanut butter and chocolate…need I say more?!

A close up photo of one peanut butter blossom cookie with a couple blurred in the background.

Chocolate Chip Cooke Dough Dip – my personal rule is that there can never be too many dips at a party!

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German Chocolate Cake Cheese Ball – I know when you think cheese ball, you usually think savory, but this sweet cheese ball is divine!

Love German chocolate cake? Especially that sticky coconut frosting? This German Chocolate Cake Cheese Ball is way easier than cake but just as delicious!

Dulce de Leche Stuffed Chocolate Cookies – it’s like a fiesta in your mouth!

A photo of three dulce de leche stuffed chocolate cookies halved and stacked on top of each other with dulce de leche oozing out of the middle..

Do you feel ready to party? Ready to stuff your face with snacks, apps, and desserts? Ready to say goodbye to 2020? It is “YES” to all of the above for me! I will be doing all these until about 10pm on the 31st! Then it will be….Zzzzzzzzz!

READ: New Year’s Eve Recipe Roundup – Snacks, Appetizers and Desserts

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