Day 15 of The 2012 Apple Challenge: Apple Cinnamon Rolls
I'm not someone who loves the edges of baked goods. I’d rather have the brownie in the middle of the pan than an edge piece.
Same with cinnamon rolls. If they are baked in a round pan, please give me the middle one. It’s the gooiest and the yummiest. There’s only one middle piece, though, so you know someone really loves you when they let you have it.
At least, that’s how it is at my house.
APPLE CINNAMON ROLLS
- 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup butter, cubed
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cold butter
- 1 cup grated peeled apple
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until crumbly; set aside. Punch dough down. Turn onto a floured surface; let rest for 10 minutes. Roll into a 12-in. square. Sprinkle crumb mixture to within 1/2 in. of edges; top with apple and pecans.
Roll up jelly-roll style; pinch seams to seal. Cut into nine slices. Place cut side up in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours.
Uncover and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Combine the glaze ingredients; drizzle over rolls. Serve warm.Source: www.tasteofhome.com