Gooey, homemade Apple Butter Cinnamon Rolls
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Apple Butter Cinnamon Rolls

Gooey, homemade Apple Butter Cinnamon Rolls are filled with sweetened apple butter, baked to a soft, golden brown and spread with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple butter recipes, breakfast recipes, brunch recipes, fall recipes, sweet rolls
Servings: 9
Calories: 529kcal
Author: Lizzy T



  • 1/2 cup 2% or higher fat milk warmed to 110-115 degrees F.
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 package Red Star Platinum Yeast
  • 1 large egg (room temperature)
  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  • 4 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 1/2-2/3 cup apple butter
  • 3/4 cup dark or light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  • 6 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 5 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Add the warm milk and the yeast to a stand mixer bowl. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until yeast is activated. Add the egg, butter, salt, sugar and flour. With with dough hook, beat on low for 2 minutes until the dough is combined and forms a ball. Then let the dough hook knead the dough on medium speed for about 8-9 minutes. The dough will be soft and just slightly sticky. Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 20-30 minutes.
  • Roll out the dough into a 10x20 rectangle. Spread the butter and apple butter to cover the dough. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over the top, then roll it up like a jelly roll. Cut it into 9 slices (about 2 inches each) and place them into a 9x9 baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Set the pan of cinnamon rolls in a warm place to rise for 20 minutes. After they are done rising, bake them at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.
  • While they are cooling, make the frosting. Beat the cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and cinnamon. Beat until well blended.
  • Spread the frosting over the warm cinnamon rolls.



The calories shown are based on the recipe making 9 rolls, with 1 serving being 1 frosted sweet roll. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.


Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 770IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.7mg