Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Feeling creative, I put an apple spin on a traditional cinnamon roll recipe. The results were yummy! A panful is perfect for a weekend morning in autumn.—Kim Forni, Claremont, New Hampshire

Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    dozen


Ingredients

  • 3-¼

    cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼

    cup sugar

  • 1

    package (¼ ounce) quick-rise yeast

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • ¾

    cup 2% milk

  • ¼

    cup apple cider or juice

  • ¼

    cup plus ⅓ cup butter, softened, divided

  • 1

    egg

  • 2

    cups finely chopped peeled tart apples

  • 1-¼

    cups packed brown sugar

  • ¾

    cup finely chopped walnuts

  • 3

    teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • APPLE CIDER CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

  • 2

    cups apple cider or juice

  • 1

    cinnamon stick (3 inches)

  • 1

    package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  • ¼

    cup butter, softened

  • 1

    cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

In a large bowl, combine 2-1/4 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a small saucepan, heat the milk, cider and 1/4 cup butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add egg; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky). Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll into a 15-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Spread remaining butter to within 1/2 in. of edges. Combine the apples, brown sugar, walnuts and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 slices. Place cut side down in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes. Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. For frosting, place cider and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup, about 20 minutes. Discard cinnamon stick; cool cider. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar and reduced cider; beat until smooth. Spread over warm rolls. Yield: 1 dozen. 1 roll equals 540 calories, 25 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 272 mg sodium, 74 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.


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