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Fri, Nov 15 2013 post by Yvonne From triedandtasty

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

 One look and I KNEW I needed to make these with Rhodes. SO SIMPLE! Caramel apples have been in full swing and what better time to bring you this yummy recipe?

Caramel apples have been in full swing and what better time to bring you this yummy recipe!

I'm sure you've seen this post floating around in cyber land. If you haven't, where have you been hiding? One look and I KNEW I needed to make these with Rhodes. SO SIMPLE! Caramel apples have been in full swing and what better time to bring you this yummy recipe?! There are many variations, but I chose to adapt this one from Mom On Timeout. Go check out her pictures too, they look wonderful as well. So lets get to the reason you are here shall we?

 

 

Caramel apples have been in full swing and what better time to bring you this yummy recipe!

Here's what you are going to need: 1 loaf Rhodes bread, 1/2 c. softened butter (oopsie, not pictured!), 3/4 c. brown sugar, 1/2 c. sugar, 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon, 1 1/2 c. finely chopped apple (Granny Smith preferred), 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice (hmm... looks like it's also missing in the lineup. You know what lemon juice looks like right?!), and 1/2 c. Homemade Basic Caramel

 

 

Caramel apples have been in full swing and what better time to bring you this yummy recipe!

First up you'll get your cinnamon/sugar ready. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon for the filling.

 

 

Caramel apples have been in full swing and what better time to bring you this yummy recipe!

Toss the diced apples with the lemon juice in a small bowl.

 

 

Caramel apples have been in full swing and what better time to bring you this yummy recipe!

I've made my fair share of Rhodes sweet rolls (Toffee Sweet Rolls, Maple Pecan Rolls, Chocolate Pecan Rolls, Pumpkin Pecan Cream Cheese Rolls, Simple Cinnamon Rolls, and Glazed Lemon Rolls to give you an idea). In just about each one I will tell you, this part is my LEAST favorite. But, I've found to make it easier, about half-way through you can let your dough rest for 10 or so minutes and it will be easier to roll out. Roll out to approximately 12 x 16 inches. Spread on softened butter.

 

 

Caramel apples have been in full swing and what better time to bring you this yummy recipe!

Here's where the fun begins. This is just the beginning of the beautiful masterpiece you are about to create. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon mixture. There will be a lot of it... but don't be scared, it will be worth it!

 

 

Caramel apples have been in full swing and what better time to bring you this yummy recipe!

Next evenly distribute the diced apples. It doesn't have to be perfect, they will get squished and moved around later anyway.

 

 

Caramel apples have been in full swing and what better time to bring you this yummy recipe!

Drizzle the Basic Homemade Caramel on top of apples. Stand back for just a second and take in just how gorgeous it looks. Really. Do you see how fantastic that looks? Just think, if it looks this good and it's not even baked yet - it will only get better from here!

 

 

Caramel apples have been in full swing and what better time to bring you this yummy recipe!

Starting on a long side, roll up the dough up into a cylinder and pinch the edge to close. Divide in to 12 equal pieces. I was off on my measurements and ended up with 15 pieces. Oh well! It's easiest to cut in the center first and then divide from there. Perfect trick that worked like a charm!

 

 

Caramel apples have been in full swing and what better time to bring you this yummy recipe!

Place cut side down in to greased pan. You can use an 9x13 or I chose to use (2) 8x8 pans. Whichever you have handy will work great!

 

 

Caramel apples have been in full swing and what better time to bring you this yummy recipe!

Try to leave a little bit of space around each roll for rising.

 

 

Caramel apples have been in full swing and what better time to bring you this yummy recipe!

Let the rolls rise for another 45-60{ish} minutes.

 

 

Caramel apples have been in full swing and what better time to bring you this yummy recipe!

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake rolls for 20-25 minutes until golden brown in color.

 

 

Caramel apples have been in full swing and what better time to bring you this yummy recipe!

I decided that a cinnamon roll isn't a cinnamon roll without cream cheese frosting in my book. So I whipped up a quick frosting. About a half a block of cream cheese, a cup or two of powdered sugar, a splash of vanilla, and a couple of tablespoons of milk. Top it off with a drizzle of caramel and you've got your self a pretty amazing breakfast/dessert/anytime of the day pick-me-up! Enjoy!

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Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Servings: | Skills: Beginning | Prep Time: 20 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 25 min

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls
5.0 / 5  (2 votes, 11 reviews )

Ingredients

1 loaf Rhodes bread,
1/2 c. softened butter
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar,
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 c. finely chopped apple (Granny Smith preferred),
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 c. Caramel topping

Instructions

 In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon for the filling.
Toss the diced apples with the lemon juice in a small bowl.
Roll out to approximately 12 x 16 inches. (Roll dough ½ way, let rest 10 min. then continue rolling into 12 x 16 inch rectangle)
Spread on softened butter.
Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
Next evenly distribute the diced apples.
Drizzle Caramel on top of apples. 
Starting on a long side, roll up the dough up into a cylinder and pinch the edge to close. Divide in to 12 equal pieces.
Place cut side down in to greased 9 x 13 pan.
Let the rolls rise for 45-60 minutes

Bake rolls at 375 for 20-25 minutes until golden brown
Top it off with a drizzle of caramel (cream cheese frosting is another option)

11 Comments

tia said on Nov 15, 2013
Wow, these look AMAZING! The flavor combo seems so perfect and your photos really are so helpful for those of us who are kitchen challenged. :)
Amy said on Dec 04, 2013
In all these years... Why haven't I thought of that? I love Caramel and apples as much as anyone.
marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said on Nov 18, 2013
ummm yeah I think I need to make these asap they looks so so tasty! Pinning
Lisa @ Pebbles and Piggytails said on Nov 15, 2013
These look like HEAVEN. I'm a huge fan of Rhodes dough and the recipe looks awesome. I'm gonna try it. Thanks!
Bonnie Andrews {Hobby to HOT!} said on Nov 15, 2013
Woah! I have no words for these... I will be making them this weekend!
Becky @ Project Domestication said on Nov 15, 2013
These look so decadent. Great step-by-step, too!
Kaylynn said on Nov 15, 2013
Um....excuse me? I LOVE Rhodes rolls! This looks so easy and I'm in love. I might ditch the apples (and do raspberries - I know how you love berries ;) hehe) but YUM!!!! Thanks babe!
Janet Thaeler said on Nov 15, 2013
I think this could be the start of a new Thanksgiving morning tradition! Also, gorgeous pictures, it makes me want to eat some now. Can I come over??

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Ashley said on Sep 18, 2014
Can you let them rise overnight and bake in the morning?
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