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The Good Stuff {Recipe: Cider Glazed Apple Pie Rolls}

Apple Cider Glazed Apple Pie Dessert Rolls

I’ve had this recipe for Apple Cider Glazed Apple Pie Rolls rolling around in my head for quite some time, but I wasn’t quite sure if the execution of my idea would work.

You see, I like apple pie enough. I don’t love apple pie, but I like it. If I’m being truly honest with myself what I like the most about apple pie is the cinnamon sugar mixture soaked into the pie crust with the flavors of apple juice mixed in. Melted ice cream obviously makes it even better. 

Creamy Apple Cider Glaze over Baked Apple Filled Rolls

Basically, I want apple pie with the least amount of apples in it. Strange, right?

So, what I decided to try was making a variation of apple pie with a bigger focus on “the good stuff”… the flavors of apple, the spices, the cream and the crust without a lot of cooked apples getting in the way. 

I’m happy to say that the idea worked and worked really well. Imagine diced apples coated in a buttery cinnamon sugar mixture wrapped up in a swirl of thicker, pie like crust. Top it off with a sweet and creamy apple cider glaze and you’ve got an apple pie variation, featuring the best of “the good stuff”.  Enjoy!

Breakfast Dessert Recipe Apple Cider Glazed Apple Pie Rolls

Apple Cider Glazed Apple Pie Rolls

Apple Cider Glazed Apple Pie Rolls

Apple pie gets a "good stuff" twist with extra gooey glazed hot apple rolls.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 Tablespoons cold butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Filling
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 2 Honey Crisp Apples, cored and diced
  • For the Glaze
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons brewed Green Mountain Naturals Hot Apple Cider (Note: Any apple cider will do.. I just prefer Green Mountain Naturals)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder in a food processor; pulse to mix. Add 4 Tablespoons cold butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add milk, pulsing until mixture forms a cohesive ball.
  3. Remove dough from food processor and place on a lightly floured smooth surface. Roll out into a rectangle, approximately 12x16 and 1/4 inch thick.
  4. In a small bowl, toss diced apples with melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread evenly over the top of the dough rectangle.
  5. Roll up, jelly roll style. Once rolled, cut into 1 inch slices. Place in a buttered 9-inch round baking dish.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden.
  7. While rolls are baking, combine Powdered Sugar and Hot Apple Cider in a small bowl and mix until smooth.
  8. Once rolls are baked, remove from oven and turn over onto a round serving platter. Pour apple cider glaze over the top and serve warm.
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  1. Looks amazing!! Would this work with regular warmed up apple cider if that’s all you have? Thanks!

  2. These look so dern good! amazing!!! You would love a pie I make called Tina’s Caramel Apple Crunch Pie…it’s on my blog. It will knock yer socks off! These cinnamon rolls looks like perfect holiday gifting food too!

  3. Awesome! Thanks for replying to my question so quickly!

  4. Apple pie with minimal apples..i TOTALLY get what you mean!! These look downright heavenly,

  5. I love apple pie – even with the apples – but these look delicious and perfect for fall. Love that cider glaze. Yum!

  6. These look and sound wonderful! I also saw your cookies on Nikki’s site and these were on Christi’s. You’re all over the place – and rightfully so :) Love the sweet gooey glaze on these!

  7. Yum!! This sounds fabulous. I may only use one apple. ;) Got it pinned!

  8. I really adore this, Kristen! The way you put it together is beautiful and the glaze – out of this world!

  9. I’m so glad this recipe made it out of your head and onto your blog because these rolls look and sound fantastic! And ice cream on top? Oh yeah.

  10. These rolls look amazing and I am sure they taste even better!

  11. Susan Licht Salzman says:

    Love your new look and love these rolls! Crazy delicious!

  12. Susan Licht Salzman says:

    Love your new look and love these rolls! Crazy delicious!

  13. I will happily take your apples from pie so you can have more crust and cinnamon liquid but I’d definitely still love a piece of this!

  14. The description alone had my mouth watering but the close up with the glaze dripping off sealed the deal!

  15. Amazing combination, hits all the right notes for me as I have been craving cinnamon rolls and apple pie! Thank you so much for working this out from tasty vision to reality!

  16. Wow! Just WOW! These look so spectacular and would be perfect for Christmas morning!

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