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Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls filled with apples, cinnamon, and pecans!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cinnamon rolls
Servings: 16


  • 2 Iron Skillets


  • 1/4 cup warm water + 1 package of yeast
  • 6 Tbsp melted real butter
  • 1 cup milk or milk alternative
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tsp pink salt or sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 3-4 cups unbleached all purpose flour


  • 1 stick real butter softened 2 tbsp reserved for bottom of iron skillets
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • couple dashes nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp pink salt or sea salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup pecans chopped
  • 1 whole apple diced in small chunks like pictured above

Maple Cinnamon Glaze

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp pink salt or sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


Apple Cinnamon Rolls

  • In a large mixing bowl place warm water and yeast. Let set until frothy.
  • In a small saucepan melt butter and add milk and turn off. Make sure milk & butter are warm to the touch then whisk into yeast and water mix.
  • Cover and set in a warm part of your kitchen to double in volume.
  • Preheat oven to 400 when dough is ready.
  • When dough is ready turn onto a floured surface and press with fingers or use a rolling pin to form dough into a rectangle of about 15 inches.
  • Spread filling on dough evenly (as pictured above). Sprinkle diced apple and pecan peices on top, then with the long side, tightly roll into a log.
  • To evenly cut, cut in half, then each in half, and repeat until you have about 16-18 rolls.
  • Turn fire on low and melt the 2 tbsp of reserved butter (one in each iron skillet) along with 1 tsp of brown sugar in each skillet.
  • Place approximately 8 rolls in each iron skillet, and let set until they rise to double.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.


  • Mix softened butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and brown sugar in a bowl until combined.
  • Peel and dice apple into very small cubes and set aside.
  • Set aside pecans.

Maple Cinnamon Glaze

  • In a saucepan pour in maple syrup, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Bring to a simmer and simmer 3-5 minutes or until glaze starts to thicken.
  • Turn fire off and let cool for a couple minutes to allow to thicken.
  • Spoon over fresh baked cinnamon rolls and serve warm!


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