Short Cut Apple Cinnamon Rolls

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Whenever I have house guests I enjoy serving just a bite of something sweet in the morning.  These short cut apple cinnamon rolls are perfect.  When these start baking you will hear everyone getting up to see what’s cooking ;)  I like that these are just a bite and not an overwhelming dose of sugar.  I will serve these with scrambled eggs or turkey sausage for a hearty weekend breakfast.

Short Cut Apple Cinnamon Rolls

To make it easy on myself, I use store bought pizza dough.  Make sure you defrost it the night before and allow it to sit at room temperature prior to rolling it out.  Flour a surface and use your hands and rolling pin to create an 8 by 10 inch rectangle of dough.

Peel and shred your apples and melt 4 tablespoons of butter.  Combine the cinnamon and sugar and then add the apple and butter.  Stir and spread over the dough.

Roll the dough into and cut in to about 8 pieces.  If you want to make them smaller, make sure you cut the cooking time down.


Place your cinnamon rolls, cut side up, on a baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 25 minutes (depends on size) or until tops are golden brown.

Cream Cheese Frosting

This is optional.  Add 4 ounces of soft butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 4 ounces of cream cheese to a bowl.  Mix until fluffy.

 Watch me make Short Cut Apple Cinnamon Rolls


Serve on a pretty plate.  I picked this one by Vietri,  This is an Italian line that specializes in beautiful glazes and hand-painted details.  Curate your own collection!  I love that I use them all the time, whether having a quiet dinner at home of entertaining they are always add an element of lux to my table.

Items you may need:

hand mixer

rolling pin

baking tray

serving tray

chopping board

apple peeler

Short Cut Apple Cinnamon Rolls


  • 1 Frozen store bought pizza dough ball
  • 2 Apples
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar


  1. On a lightly floured service, roll dough out into an 8 by 10 inch rectangle.

  2. Peel and grate 2 apples.

  3. Stir brown sugar and cinnamon together.

  4. Stir in melted butter and apples.

  5. Spread filling over dough and roll away from you.

  6. Cut the dough in to 8 to 10 pieces.

  7. Line baking spray with parchment paper.

  8. Place cut cinnamon rolls on parchment paper and bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  9. Remove when tops are golden and then frost with cream cheese frosting.

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