Apple  Cinnamon Rolls

Apple cinnamon rolls are soft brioche cinnamon rolls with an apple butter filling, cinnamon sugar and the best brown butter cream cheese frosting!

apple butter unsalted butter AP flour granulated sugar cinnamon




AP flour instant yeast granulated sugar salt egg egg yolk milk vanilla extract butter


brown-butter, softened cream cheese vanilla powdered sugar salt

STEP 1: Begin by making the Apple Butter if it's homemade using my homemade apple butter recipe.

STEP 2: For filling, cook apple butter, butter & flour until smooth & simmering. Remove from heat, allow to cool, then refrigerate until completely cooled.

STEP 3: Make the brioche dough using my brioche dough recipe.

STEP 4: Grease a 9x13 inch pan & roll dough into a 12x16 inch rectangle. Spread filling onto dough & sprinkle sugar & cinnamon on top.

STEP 5: Starting at the long end, tightly roll into a log, freeze for 30 min, then slice into 12 rolls. Place into prepared pan & cover with plastic wrap.

STEP 6: Place rolls in a warm environment for 45 min to allow them to rise. After they doubled in size, bake at 350F for 25 min.

STEP 7: For the frosting, first brown the butter by melting butter on stove until brown speckles of butter form & it begins to smell nutty. Remove from heat & allow to cool.

STEP 8: Cream brown butter, cream cheese & vanilla until pale & fluffy. Add powdered sugar & salt & beat until dissolved. Spread over the warm cinnamon rolls & serve fresh.

Click the link below for the full recipe!