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Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Recipe

This Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Recipe is an ooey-gooey taste of fall if ever there was one. Tender dough is swirled with a caramel apple cinnamon mixture and then topped with more caramel to create a deliciously sticky cinnamon roll recipe that will bring everyone back for more.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Author Rob


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 3/4 cup all purpose white flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons powdered milk
  • 1 (0.25oz.) packet dry active yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg

Caramel Apple Filling:

  • 5 tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups Granny Smith apples peeled, cored, and diced into 1/4" pieces
  • 2/3 cup caramel sauce, divided


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and generously spray a 13 x 9" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. 
  • Combine butter, milk, and water in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds at a time, or until warm and butter is melted. 
  • In a large bowl of a stand mixer, whisk 3 cups of the flour, sugar, dry milk, yeast, and salt until well combined.
  • Attach a dough hook to the mixer and pour in the warm wet mixture and egg. Knead dough for about 5 minutes, adding the remaining 3/4 cup of flour as needed until the dough is soft and forms a ball. Cover bowl and rest for 15 minutes. 
  • On a floured surface, roll the dough into a 10x14" rectangle. Spread softened butter evenly over the surface of the dough.
  •  Combine light brown sugar, cinnamon, and ground nutmeg in a small bowl until well combined. Sprinkle in an even layer on top of the butter. Top with the diced apples and drizzle with 1/3 cup of caramel sauce.
  • Starting at one of the long sides, roll up to the opposite end and slice into 12 individual rolls.
  •  Place rolls into prepared baking dish and bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Drizzle baked rolls with the remaining 1/3 cup of caramel sauce. Allow rolls to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving warm.