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Easy Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Enjoy the simplicity of Easy Apple Cinnamon Rolls featuring the sweetness of Michigan apples, a delightful twist on a classic treat.

Recommended Apple Variety:

Braeburn, Cortland, Empire, EverCrisp®, Ida Red, McIntosh, Northern Spy

Ingredients – Apple Cinnamon Rolls:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 tube (8 ounces) crescent dinner rolls
  • 1 Michigan Braeburn apple or other Michigan Apple variety of your choice, finely chopped
Ingredients – Maple Cream Cheese Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Serving Size:
  • Makes 9 rolls
Prep Time:
  • 15 minutes
Cook Time:
  • 27 minutes
  1. Make the Apple Cinnamon Rolls: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Brush a 9-inch cake pan with 1 tablespoon butter. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. Unroll crescent roll dough on work surface. Press and pinch all perforations to seal.
  3. Evenly brush the dough with the remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Sprinkle sugar mixture over butter. Evenly spread chopped apple over the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border at the long edges of the dough.
  4. Starting from one long edge of the dough, roll the dough up into a long tube; pinching edges to seal. If any perforations in the dough have opened, pinch to seal before cutting rolls. Using a sharp knife, cut dough into 9 pieces. Arrange pieces, cut side up, in prepared pan. Flatten each roll slightly.
  5. Transfer to oven and bake 20 to 22 minutes or until rolls are golden brown and the dough is cooked through. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes before transferring rolls to the serving platter.
  6. Meanwhile, make the Maple Cream Cheese Glaze: In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the cream cheese on high for 20 seconds. Add maple syrup and powdered sugar; whisk until smooth. Drizzle glaze over warm rolls and serve immediately.
Easy Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Recommended Apple Varieties