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thanksgiving breakfast - Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls, an easy cinnamon roll recipe loaded with apple pie filling make the perfect fall breakfast treat.Simple to make & incredibly good.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon roll
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 12 rolls
Author Gina Kleinworth



  • 1 pkt yeast (or 2-1/4 teaspoons, dissolved in 1/2 cup room temperature water)
  • 3 tbsp shortening (Crisco)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3 tsp salt


  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 can apple pie filling 20 oz
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon/sugar mix


  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk


  • Add yeast to 1/2 cup of room temperature water.
  • Stir with a spoon and set aside while you prep the other ingredients.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add shortening, sugar, hot water and salt & beat for 30 seconds.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Add in 2 cups of flour & mix until smooth.
  • Mix in yeast mixture until well combined.
  • Mix in the beaten eggs.
  • Gradually stir in the remaining flour & mix with the dough hook -about 2 minutes.
  • Remove dough from the bowl & place on a lightly floured counter.
  • Coat hands in flour & knead by hand, add a little flour if the dough is still too sticky.
  • Knead until dough feels smooth.
  • Put the dough in a greased bowl & cover with a towel.
  • Let dough rise for 30 minutes or until it doubles in size.
  • Remove dough from bowl & place on a lightly floured counter again.
  • Roll dough into a rectangle
  • Spread butter over dough.
  • Sprinkle dough with brown sugar & cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  • Spread apple pie filling on top
  • Gently roll up dough into one long roll.
  • Cut rolls into 12 even slices using a dough cutter
  • Place rolls into a greased 9X13 baking pan.
  • Place rolls in a warm spot & cover with a towel.
  • Let rolls rise until double in size, about an hour.
  • Bake rolls at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for an additional 7-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove pans from oven and let cool on a wire rack.


  • In a small bowl, combine milk & confectioners sugar, whisk until smooth.
  • Pour frosting over rolls and serve.