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Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls with Browned Butter Frosting

Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls with Browned Butter Cream Cheese Frosting is a delicious and fun baking recipe to welcome Fall! Give this a try!
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 550kcal
Author: Britney


Cinnamon Rolls

  • 1 tbsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1.5 cup apple cider
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 8 tbsps salted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tbsps brown sugar

Apple Filling

  • 3 honeycrisp apples, chopped
  • 4 tbsp salted butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • Pinch of Salt
  • ¼ 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


  • 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 apples, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, apple cider, and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low and add ¼ 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!
  • Eat!


Calories: 550kcal