Apple Butter Cinnamon Rolls


October 13, 2023

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If you have been around for a little bit, you know how much we love & live for our Christmas Cinnamon Rolls with a Blueberry Rue Filling. There is nothing like the joy and peace of Christmas intertwined with the warmth of a cinnamon roll. It’s been a tradition for many years and I can only hope it stays with our boys too and carries on from generation to generation.

I feel like Cinnamon Rolls are so versatile because the filling can be changed in so many varieties. After canning 50+ jars of apple butter, I knew a new cinnamon roll was in order. So here she is in all her ooey gooey goodness 🤤

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For this batch I played around with different icing option. I usually go for a simply cream cheese icing but this time I added some of the extra apple butter and I must say It took it from amazing to out of this world. Just a reminder with cinnamon rolls… you can NEVER, I repeat NEVER have too much filling. Just when you think you are overdoing it, do some more. The filling makes the most perfect delectable roll you will ever eat!

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Apple Butter Cinnamon Rolls

Karla Fisher
The addition of the sweet and savory apple butter to the tradition cinnamon roll makes for the perfect fall treat!
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 13
Calories 481 kcal




  • 4 ½ cups flour all-purpose
  • cup sugar
  • 2 packets rapid rise yeast (4 ½ teaspoons)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups milk warm
  • 6 Tbsp butter softened
  • 1 egg


  • ¾ cup apple butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 6 Tbsp butter softened
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon


  • 1/2 cup apple butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp allspice


  • Using stand mixer, add 2 cups of the all purpose flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. Mix well with dough hook.
  • While above is mixing, place butter and milk together in microwave safe glass bowl. Heating in 15 second increments until warm but not hot. Butter should be very soft.
  • Add butter mixture and egg to dry ingredients in stand mixer.
  • Mix for two minutes scraping the sides in between.
  • Add 1 cup of flour in increments and mix after each. Stop adding flour when dough forms into a ball.
  • Heavily flour counter and knead dough for 5 mins. When soft and elastic, let rest, covered with a tea towel for 15 mins.
  • Lightly flour counter. Use a rolling pin to roll dough into large rectangle. (10×15 inches)


  • Spread softened butter over dough, leaving a ¼ inch margin on all sides of the dough.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the apple butter on top of the butter and lightly spread it over dough.
  • In a bowl, mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle it on top of the apple butter.


  • Tightly roll dough up, starting from the 13-inch side. Making sure as you roll it is sealing from end to end.
  • Using a serrated knife, cut into approximately 1 ½ inch thick sections.
  • Grease 13×9 pan and place rolls evenly into pan. Pour heavy cream evenly over all rolls. Cover and let rise for 1 hour in a warm place.
  • Preheat oven to 350℉
  • Bake for 25 mins and check for doneness. Add additional minutes checking often. You want the tops to be slightly brown.


  • In a bowl, combine cream cheese, apple butter and vanilla and blend well. Add in powdered sugar and spices and blend until smooth.
  • Pour frosting over rolls and try not to eat all of them in one sitting!!!


Calories: 481kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 7gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 338mgPotassium: 170mgFiber: 2gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 613IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 2mg
Keyword apple butter, cinnamon rolls, fall foods, fall recipe
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apple butter cinnamon rolls

Enjoy, my friends!

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