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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
Keyword apple, breakfast, caramel, cinnamon rolls, dessert
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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and generously spray a 13 x 9" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. 

  2. 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. 

  3. In a large bowl of a stand mixer, whisk 3 cups of the flour, sugar, dry milk, yeast, and salt until well combined.

  4. 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. 

  5. On a floured surface, roll the dough into a 10x14" rectangle. Spread softened butter evenly over the surface of the dough.

  6.  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.

  7. Starting at one of the long sides, roll up to the opposite end and slice into 12 individual rolls.

  8.  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.