Overnight Caramel Apple Rolls

Looking for classic sweet bread using Gold Medal® flour? Then check out these caramelized apple rolls - perfect for any occasion.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 10 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Filling

1/3
cup granulated sugar
1
tsp ground cinnamon
1
medium cooking apple, peeled and chopped (1 1/2 cups)

Rolls

3
to 3 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour or Better for Bread™ bread flour
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1
tsp salt
1
pkg regular or quick active dry yeast
1/2
cup applesauce
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/2
cup milk
1
egg
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup applesauce
3
Tbsp butter or margarine, melted
1/2
cup chopped walnuts
2
Tbsp butter or margarine, softened

  • 1 In medium bowl, mix filling ingredients. Set aside. In large bowl, mix 1 cup of the flour, 1/4 cup sugar, the salt and yeast.
  • 2 In 2-qt saucepan, cook 1/2 cup applesauce, 1/4 cup butter and the milk over medium heat, stirring constantly, until very warm (120-130°F). Add warm mixture and egg to flour mixture; beat with electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 min. Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
  • 3 Place dough on lightly floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat. Knead about 5 min or until smooth and springy. Place in large greased bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover and let rise in warm place 45-60 min or until double. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.)
  • 4 Grease bottom and sides of 13x9" pan with shortening. Mix brown sugar, 1/2 cup applesauce, 3 Tbsp melted butter and the walnuts in pan; spread evenly.
  • 5 Gently push fist into dough to deflate. Roll dough into 15x12" rectangle. Spread 2 Tbsp softened butter over dough; sprinkle with filling. Tightly roll up rectangle, beginning at 15" side; pinch edge of dough into roll to seal. Stretch and shape until even. Cut roll into twelve 1" slices. Place slightly apart in pan. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hr but no longer than 48 hr.
  • 6 Before baking, let rolls stand at room temperature 30 min (rolls will not rise during this time). Heat oven to 400ºF. Bake 20-25 min or until golden brown. Cool in pan 1 min. Place heatproof serving platter or tray upside down onto pan; turn platter and pan over. Let stand about 1 min so caramel can drizzle over rolls; remove pan. Serve warm.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Roll
Calories
335
(
Calories from Fat
115),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
50g
50%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Fruit;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.