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.
In a medium bowl combine apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Toss to coat apples evenly.
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.
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.
Knead on medium speed for 1 minute. Knead on medium-high speed until the dough is soft, about 5 minutes.
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.
Let dough rise in a warm, draft-free area until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
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).
Spread the apple mixture over the dough, reserving one cup for the topping.
Roll up tightly starting on the long edge.
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.
Pour the reserved cup of apples over the tops of the sweet rolls.
Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.