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Caramel apple cinnamon rolls in a baking pan topped with caramel syrup.
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5 from 3 votes

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

These delicious sweet rolls are stuffed full of brown sugar, cinnamon and apples and covered in a warm caramel syrup! Perfect for breakfast or brunch!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 14


For the Dough:

  • tsp yeast (1 package)
  • 1 cup milk (warmed)
  • cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour

For the Filling:

  • cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 TBS cinnamon
  • 2 large granny smith apples (peeled, cored and diced)

For the Caramel Syrup:

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 6 TBS heavy cream


  • Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk in a large bowl.
  • Add sugar, butter, salt, eggs and flour to the bowl and mix well.
  • Once the dough starts to come away from the edges, knead for about 5 minutes (if you are using your hands, dust them lightly with flour to avoid sticking) until a large ball is formed.
  • Cover the bowl with a towel and allow to rise for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until dough has doubled in size.
  • Lightly flour your counter top and roll the dough out until it is approximately 16x21 inches, and ¼ inch thick.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Place your diced apples in a small pot and cook on your stove top for 3-4 minutes till starting to soften.
  • Spread melted butter over the surface of your dough.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture generously over the surface of the dough.
  • Spread diced apples evenly over the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Carefully roll the dough from the long top edge to the bottom edge.
  • Using thread, or a very sharp knife cut dough into 1 to 1 1/2 inch slices.
  • Grease a 9x13 baking pan (you may also need a bread pan) - I got 14 rolls, so 12 in the 9x13 pan and 2 in a bread pan)
  • Cover pans with foil and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Uncover and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until rolls are a nice golden color.
  • While they are baking add your butter to a small sauce pan.
  • Melt the butter over medium high heat.
  • Add in your brown sugar, sugar and heavy cream.
  • Stir constantly till sugar is dissolved.
  • Once bubbling cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and drizzle over the top of rolls before serving.