OH EM GIZZLE
Words can not explain my love and adoration for this rolls. Ooey, gooey, soft with salted caramel and cream cheese frosting. Help me contain my drooling for these Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls.
I haven’t made cinnamon rolls in a LONG time. I get myself worked up that I don’t have the time for them but when I saw this recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction I knew I would make time. Even if it meant staying up till 2 am to bake them for breakfast before work that morning.
Boy am I sure glad I did. These were amazing. A perfect well-balanced breakfast for a saturday morning if you ask me!
The salted caramel over the cream cheese frosting really was a treat. I absolutely love cream cheese frosting and this was perfect for these rolls.
Next weekend I am thinking some sort of bananas foster cinnamon rolls? Hmm.. that sounds good to me!!
Lets start this recipe shall we ?
In a mixing bowl add the yeast and warm water. Let sit for a few minutes then mix together. Add in apple juice, egg, granulated sugar, salt, vanilla and 1 1/2 cups of flour. I used the dough attachment to my kitchen aid and every minute or so took the dough out and kneaded it myself. Spray a bowl with cooking spray and put your dough in the bowl and cover up. I heated my oven to 200f and then turned it off and placed the dough in the oven to rise.
In a small saucepan combine 2 tbsp butter and sliced apples. Cook for 5-8 minutes, until apples are very soft then place inside a dish in the fridge. After about an hour and a half the dough had doubled in size.On a clean working surface roll out the dough to a 15×9 rectangle.
Sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture and I added a little bit more butter. The Paula Deen in me was coming out 🙂
Tightly roll the dough and use a SHARP knife to cut these babies. 15 rolls is what you will make around 1 inch each.
I took each roll into my hand and sort of squeezed it together to make sure they stayed like a roll 🙂 After they were cut I placed them into a 9X13 baking dish lined with parchment paper. Then I went to bed ! Nighty night! Zzzzzzzz..
When I woke up the dough had risen more and the cinnamon rolls were ready to bake. I loved seeing the apples poke through. Apples were a great addition!
Straight out of the oven on to a cooling rack. It was SOO hard for me to wait for these to cool a bit. I won’t lie I picked at the rolls a few times. I just NEEDED to try them!! SO good I could not wait of the cream cheese frosting and salted caramel.
I whipped up this delicious cream cheese frosting. In a mixing bowl whip cream cheese and butter for 3 minutes. Then add in powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy cream in. Mix on high for 5 minutes. Add more powdered sugar if you want the frosting thicker.
I absolutely love looking at this picture. I just want to dive into it. Seriously, can you imagine swimming through this amazingness?
Now you could stop here and enjoy these cinnamon rolls. They are wonderful.
OR grab some salted caramel and drizzle it all over. WOW this was good. I highly suggest it ! 🙂
Look at the apples inside the cinnamon rolls. They were moist and a wonderful addition to cinnamon rolls.
This is the salted caramel recipe I use: Salted Caramel
Recipe slightly adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction