Thank goodness it is finally the season of big sweaters and dark colors, because this is about the most unhealthy thing you could possibly make. But, for your tastebuds, it is the best. These are sort of like cinnamon rolls recipe, except these rolls are soaked in caramel and butter and sprinkled with cinnamon and apples – they’re caramel apple cinnamon rolls! This is perfect comfort food, a sweet treat to surprise a friend with, or just a way to make your family really, really happy. I promise, you will love these even if you are not a fan of caramel. Enjoy!
FOR THE ROLLS:
2 cups Whole Milk
1-1/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Canola Oil
1 package (2 1/4 Teaspoons) Active Dry Yeast
4-1/2 cups Flour, Divided
2 teaspoons Salt
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 cups Melted Butter
4 Tablespoons Ground Cinnamon
FOR THE CARAMEL TOPPING:
1 stick Salted Butter
1-1/2 cup Packed Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Dark Brown Corn Syrup
2 Tablespoons Cream
2 Tablespoons Apple Juice
1 whole Granny Smith Apple, Peeled And Finely Diced
To make the dough:
In a pan add the oil and milk.
Add 1/2 cup sugar until warm, NOT BOILING.
Let cool then add the yeast.
Add 4 cups of the flour and stir gently.
Cover the dough for an hour to let rise.
For the caramel:
In a pan add 1 stick of butter and brown sugar.
add dark corn syrup
add heavy cream
add apple juice
keep over heat until it begins to boil
peel and slice one granny smith apple
add baking soda
add baking powder
put dough on a floured surface
Roll dough out very thinly into a long rectangle.
Melting one stick of butter pour half onto the dough.
Cover with 2 tablespoons of cinnamon and then roll the dough up.
Butter your pan thoroughly on all edges, pour half of the caramel mixture to the bottom of the pan.
Sprinkle with half of the chopped apples.
Slice the dough roll and place in pan.
Pour the remaining caramel over the dough rolls.
sprinkle the remaining apples onto caramel.
Finally, pour the remaining melted butter on top.
Bake for 35 minutes. For the first 25 minutes bake with tinfoil on top.
At 25 minutes remove tinfoil bake for an additional 10 minutes.
It does not look that moist right now, do not worry!
Flip your pan onto a platter, and pull it off.
There you have it, the most delicious moist rolls of all time!
Recipe courtesy of The Pioneer Woman