Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls


Cinnamon Roll Base:
3/4 cup warmed milk (100-110 degrees)
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
1 tbs sugar
1/4 cup butter
3 tbs sugar
3 cups of flour
Apple Pie Mixture:
1 stick of unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 tbs pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 diced granny smith apple
4 oz cream cheese
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tbs creamer

Set your oven to 350 degrees.


  1. Warm your milk to 100-110 degrees. If your milk isn’t warm enough, your yeast won’t work nearly as well. If your milk is too hot, the yeast dies. The sugar will help the reaction. Combine the warmed milk, yeast, and sugar and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  2. In a stand mixer, combine the rest of the sugar and butter. Throw in one cup of flour at a time.
  3. KNEAD! It is really important that you knead your dough. If you have a dough attachment, leave your dough for like 10 minutes. If you have to do it by hand, that’s cool too! Still 10 minutes. I did a combo of both. Kneading is important because it stretches the gluten and allows for a fluffy structure, rather than a really dense one.
  4. Oil a bowl, put the dough in, and let it proof for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  5. Take your fluffy dough and roll it out.
  6. Once flattened, combined the butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice. Spread this evenly throughout.
  7. Take your diced apple and sprinkle evenly.
  8. Take floss and use it to cut your cinnamon rolls into pieces. Two inches each, and then put them staggered in a pan.
  9. Let it proof for another hour. You’re almost there!!!!
  10. Turn your oven on to 350 degrees.
  11. Whisk your cream cheese until soft, then incorporate the powdered sugar. Whisk in 1 tbs of creamer until it is a slightly running consistency.
  12. Bake your cinnamon rolls for 25 minutes or until turning golden brown – keep your eye on them because they will brown really quickly.
  13. Spread the icing on and enjoy!