This is what I made Christmas morning. What I love about these cinnamon rolls is they take about 30 minutes to make, including baking time.
Yeah. I know.
In the center of each roll is a bite of baked apple. It’s like a little prize in the center.
Is that weird? Well, whatev. I love sour apples paired with cinnamon and sugar, so I had to add it in. It’s a must.
Apple Dumpling Cinnamon Rolls, makes around 15 small/medium-sized rolls.
Needed: 1 package of puff pastry, 1/4 cup melted butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon and 1 apple.
Thaw out your puff pastry ahead of time, in the refrigerator. Melt your butter and in a separate bowl combine the cinnamon and sugar. Peel, core and chop up your apple into long thin pieces. Roll out puff pastry and brush on melted butter. Sprinkle on cinnamon sugar, add apple slices to one end and roll up into a long log shape. Slice into cinnamon rolls and place on a prepared baking sheet.
Bake at 375 F for 18-22 minutes, until golden brown.
If you want to make a glaze while these are baking, go for it! I made mine using 1 stick of melted butter and whisking in 1 cup of powder sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon.