Apple Crumble Cinnamon Rolls

Apple crumble cinnamon rolls combine two classic desserts in one. You’ll have pieces of cinnamon fried apples baked inside the buttery cinnamon roll dough, plus a cream cheese frosting and sugary crumb streusel on top.

Place yeast, sugar and warm milk in a large bowl. Let it sit for about 10 minutes until it starts bubbling.

Add eggs and melted butter and stir to combine.

Add 4 cups of flour and salt and mix until combined. Add in remaining flour, a ¼ cup at a time, until the dough cleans the side of the bowl.

Place the dough into a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and place in a warm environment until it doubles in size, about 1 hour.

To make the apple filling, place butter and both sugars in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Heat until everything is melted.

Then add in chopped apples, salt and cinnamon.  Cook until apples are softened, about 15 minutes.

Place risen dough onto a floured surface and using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a large rectangle, about 15x20 inches.  Spread very softened butter over the dough, and then sprinkle sugar and cinnamon overtop.

Spoon apple filling over the dough next, making sure to it is evenly spread over top of the dough.

Roll the dough starting at the long side of the rectangle. Cut the dough into 12 rolls and place them into the prepared baking dish.

Preheat oven to 350°F(177°C). Cover the cinnamon rolls with plastic wrap and place in a warm environment until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.  Bake the cinnamon rolls for 30-35 minutes.

Beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add In powdered sugar and mix until combined. Spread the topping over the tops of cinnamon rolls.

To make the crumble, whisk flour, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and salt together in a medium bowl.

Add in melted butter and mix until flour mixture is just incorporated.  Turn out crumble mixture to prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Decorate the tops of cinnamon rolls with crumble.