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Apple Fritter Sweet Rolls

Apple Fritter Sweet Rolls use fresh apples that are coated with cinnamon and brown sugar to give you that great smelling kitchen as they are being baked.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Fritter Sweet Rolls, breakfast, raspberry rolls, Sweet Rolls
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Rising Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 366 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke - iambaker.net


Apple Fritter Filling

  • 4 tablespoons   butter
  • 6 medium  Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced into small pieces
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon  cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon  Kosher salt


  • cup whole milk, warmed in the microwave for about 30 seconds
  • 5 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces, room temperature
  • ½ tablespoon unsalted butter, melted


Apple Fritter Filling

  1. In a medium bowl combine apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Toss to coat apples evenly.

  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add apple mixture and cook until apples are tender (about 5 minutes). Allow to cool as you prepare the dough.


  1. In a medium bowl, combine milk and 1 tablespoon sugar. Sprinkle yeast over milk and whisk to blend. Let sit until yeast is foamy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs; whisk until smooth.
  2. Combine remaining 4 tablespoons sugar, flour, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Add the milk mixture. With the mixer running, add butter, 1 piece at a time, blending well between additions.

  3. Knead on medium speed for 1 minute. Knead on medium-high speed until the dough is soft, about 5 minutes.

  4. Brush a medium bowl with some melted butter; place the dough in the bowl. Brush the top of the dough with the remaining melted butter; cover with plastic wrap.

  5. Let dough rise in a warm, draft-free area until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  6. When you are ready, punch the dough, turn out onto a floured surface, and roll into a 10x15 rectangle (it should be about 1/4 inch thick).

  7. Spread the apple mixture over the dough, reserving one cup for the topping.

Rolling, Cutting, and Baking

  1. Roll up tightly starting on the long edge.

  2. Using a very sharp knife, cut the log into 12 rolls. Place them into a greased 9x13-inch baking pan. Let rise in a warm place until doubled.

  3. Pour the reserved cup of apples over the tops of the sweet rolls.

  4. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.