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Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls with Browned Butter Frosting

Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls with Browned Butter Frosting

2 hours
25 min

1 tbsp instant yeast

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1.5 cup apple cider

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp kosher salt

8 tbsps salted butter, room temperature

2 tbsps brown sugar

Apple Filling:

3 honeycrisp apples, chopped

1 tsp cinnamon

Pinch of Salt

4 tbsp salted butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup water

Browned Butter Frosting:

8 tbsp butter

4 0z cream cheese, room temperature

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

Pinch of salt


Recipe and Image provided by @BritneyBreaksBread

In a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment, add instant yeast, cinnamon, nutmeg, apple cider, flour, vanilla extract, salt, butter, and brown sugar. Mix for 8-10 minutes, starting on low and gradually increasing to medium high speed when dough begins to form.

Add dough to a well oiled bowl and cover with a towel or plastic wrap. Allow dough to rise for an hour in a warm place.

While dough is rising, chop apples and add to a sauce pan. Also add apple cider, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low and add 1/4 cup water and simmer until apples are soft. Set aside and allow to cool.

Add dough onto a floured work surface and roll into a 12 by 18 inch rectangle. Add apple filling to dough and spread evenly across. Roll dough into the log and cut into 1.5 inch pieces and add to a baking pan (9 x 13) or a cast iron pan (10 inch). Cover with a towel and let rise for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 22-25 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool.

To make the browned butter frosting, brown butter in a skillet and add to a stand mixer and add powdered sugar, cream cheese, pinch of salt, and vanilla extract. Whip until all ingredients are combined. Slater icing on top of cinnamon buns!