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Apple and Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Resting Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 PIECES


For the rolls:

  • 240 g flour
  • 80 g warm milk
  • 40 g butter room temperature
  • 30 g sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 7 g active dry yeast
  • 60 g water
  • 1 tsp salt

For the filing:

  • 3 apples
  • 60 g sugar
  • 50 g salted butter
  • 50 g raisins
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

For the glazing

  • 80 g cream cheese
  • 80 g powdered sugar
  • 20 g water


  • In a bowl, mix your yeast to half the milk and sugar and let rest until it bubbles. Add remaining sugar and milk to a mixing bowl with all ingredients except butter. Add your yeast.
  • Knead on low for 5 mn, then medium speed for another 8 mn. You should now have a nice ball of dough. Add now your butter and knead for about 8 mn. Your final dough should have a nice consistency, shouldn’t stick to the bowl and be elastic. Feel free to knead a little more if needed.
  • Transfer dough to a bowl and cover. Let rest 2 hours at room temperature or overnight in the fridge if you want warm cinnamon rolls for breakfast.
  • In the meantime, peel and dice your apples. Heat a large skillet to medium heat and melt your butter. Add the apples and sugar. Let cook for about 10 minutes, add your raisins and cinnamon, and cook for another 5 minutes.
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  • Transfer to a bowl and let cool down.
  • Flour your work surface and roll out into a rectangle about 15x10 inch (38x25 cm). Spread your apples on top of it. Roll tightly starting from the 10-inch side. Place the seam under (make sure you seal the edges well, brush a little bit of water if needed). Slightly cut both ends if you want all the rolls to be perfect. Cut in 9 equal sections (they should be about 1-inch each). Place your rolls in a backing pan lined with parchment paper. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place for 1h.
    apple cinnamon rolls
  • Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Bake the rolls for about 25 minutes. Let cool down. In the meantime, prepare the glazing.
  • Whip together the sugar, the cream cheese, and the water. Drizzle on your rolls.
    apple cinnamon roll
  • Enjoy!