Sunday, November 21, 2010

Incredible Apple Rolls

You haven't lived until you've eaten one of these Incredible Apple Rolls!! A flaky crust, a sweet cinnamon syrup, and sweet soft apples make these irresistible. These have an easy method and are actually not difficult to make.

I added about 20 minutes to my prep time, because I let my 7 year old help in the kitchen. She was more concerned with wiping flour on her apron. When I asked, "What are you doing??" She simply replied, "It will make it look like I've been baking." What fun to make memories with my baby girl.

These Honeycrisp Apples are HUGE. It only took one of these to make perfectly diced pieces. They are perfect for baking, very sweet and a nice even texture. If you don't have these Steroid Apples, I would highly recommend them, you can use about 2 smaller apples.

For the syrup:
In a saucepan, mix together 1 3/4 cups of white sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 1/2 cups of water, bring to a boil until sugar is completely dissolved. Add 2 Tbl butter. Allow the butter to melt, then remove from heat.

In a large mixing bowl, sift together 2 cups of flour, 2 tsp baking powder, and 3/4 tsp salt. Then cut in 1 stick of cold butter, with a pastry blender, until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

In a small bowl, mix together 1 egg and 1/2 cup of milk. Add to the flour mixture and blend just until the dough is evenly moistened. (It's okay for it to be dry.)
Dump the dough onto a lightly floured piece of parchment paper. Now take one side of the parchment paper and fold it over, then press dough flat. Unfold the paper, turn it and do it again rotating the dough. This is what creates the layers of the pastry and makes it light and flaky.

Fold and press the dough a few times to help the dough stick together. Then lightly flour your rolling pin and roll the dough out to a 9x12 inch rectangle.

Now it's time to shred your apples. I just did a nice thin rough chop with a knife.
Evenly spread apple shreds on pastry dough, leaving about 1 inch space on the long end of one side to seal the seam. Carefully roll the dough up and cut with Dental floss, unflavored kind, like you do with cinnamon rolls. You can always cut them with a knife. Gently place in a 9x13 baking dish. This will make a dozen rolls.

Pour the syrup on and around the rolls. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and serve warm.

This is your heavenly outcome!! Amazing!!! Share some of these with your office during the holidays. A hot cup of Joe and one of these are a GREAT breakfast.

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1 comment:

Alisa said...

Oh my they look absolutely tempting.I was planning on making cinnamon rolls but these look way better!I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this Foodista widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about apple rolls, Thanks!