Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls (2024)

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Craving caramel apples? Try these Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls for a sweetly satisfying breakfast treat! These gorgeous rolls are topped with a mouth-watering caramel icing and filled with Granny Smith apples and caramel.

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Lately I’ve had caramel apples on the brain. Like I can’t stop thinking about them. It must be the season 🙂 I’ve been dreaming up recipes that will satisfy my caramel apple cravings and this is one that I had to get to ASAP.

First of all – who doesn’t like cinnamon rolls? It occurred to me that caramel + apples = amazingness and cinnamon + apples = classic yumminess. Why not combine all of those flavors into one fantastic roll?

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These were so much fun to make and I really, REALLY wanted the caramel apple flavor to shine through in the rolls. I used lots of apples and generously drizzled on caramel – oh.em.gee. Don’t you just want to dive in?

Both of the boys were up on the counter in the kitchen by this point. They were grabbing apple bits left and right and dipping them in the caramel sauce. Couldn’t blame them really 🙂 The Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls bake up beautifully and you can see all the apple pieces peeking out just waiting to be enjoyed.

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Now it was almost a shame to cover up that prettiness but I really didn’t have a choice. I knew the caramel icing from my Overnight Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Rolls would be just the thing to send these cinnamon rolls over the top.

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I was right.

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Pure deliciousness here. These rolls can be made in advance and put in the fridge overnight if that works best for your schedule. Absolutely to die for and I hope you’ll try them soon!


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Craving caramel apples? Try theseCaramel Apple Cinnamon Rollsfor a sweetly satisfying breakfast treat!

Course Breakfast

Cuisine American

Keyword caramel apple cinnamon rolls

Prep Time 35 minutes minutes

Cook Time 25 minutes minutes

Let Rise 1 hour hour

Total Time 2 hours hours

Servings 12

Calories 582kcal

Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


For rolls:

  • 4 1/2 tsp active dry yeast 2 packages
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp sugar divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3-4 cups AP flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted


  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cup finely chopped apple Granny Smith preferred
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup caramel bits
  • 1 tbsp milk

Caramel Icing:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar


For the rolls:

  • Mix together 2 tsp sugar, warm milk, and yeast in a mixer bowl. Let stand for five minutes.

  • Beat eggs, sugar, and salt until well combined.

  • Add egg mixture to yeast mixture and whisk to combine.

  • Add 1 cup of flour and continue mixing until smooth.

  • Pour in the melted butter and mix well.

  • Continue adding remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough is stiff.

  • Knead dough 20 times on a lightly floured surface.

  • Move the dough to a greased bowl and cover with a towel or plastic wrap. Place in a warm area and let rise until doubled in size. Approximately 1 hour.

  • Meanwhile, combine the sugar and cinnamon for the filling.

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

  • Add 1 Tbls of the sugar/cinnamon mixture to the apples and stir to combine.

  • Once dough has risen, lightly flour a large cutting board. Punch down down and roll out to approximately 12 x 16 inches.

  • Spread on the melted butter and sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Next sprinkle on the apples.

  • Melt the caramel bits and milk in the microwave in 30 second intervals until fully melted. (Follow package directions.)

  • Drizzle on top of apples.

  • Starting on a long side, roll up the dough up into a cylinder and pinch the edge to close. Cut the cylinder in half and then cut each half into six rolls for a total of 12 rolls.

  • Butter a 9 x 13 baking dish (or two 8x8 dishes) and place rolls leaving a little room around each roll to allow for rising. Let the rolls rise for another hour or so and place in the refrigerator.

  • {If baking now - do NOT put in refrigerator.}

  • Remove from refrigerator and let rolls come to room temperature in a warm area.

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

  • While rolls are baking, prepare the caramel icing:

  • Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add the brown sugar and salt and stir until combined. Continue cooking over low heat for another 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly. Add the heavy whipping cream and stir to combine.

  • Remove from heat and add vanilla.

  • Whisk in the powdered sugar until nice and smooth.

  • Remove rolls from oven and pour on icing immediately. Let cool slightly and serve.


Calories: 582kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 692mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 69g | Vitamin A: 891IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg

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