A blog that I follow, Little Birdie Secrets, had an amazing apple recipe posted; from a newsletter called The Baking Sheet. We still have a TON of Winesap apples, from our apple picking adventure and so I thought I would give this recipe a try.
First of all, these rolls are AMAZING!
They’re super sweet and paired with a hot cup of coffee they are divine!
Preheat oven 375ºF
In a medium sauce pan combine the following:
2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 3/4 cups water or 1 cup apple cider and 3/4 cups water
-I used the apple cider we pressed at Los Rios Rancho
2 tablespoons butter
Bring to a boil stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat and let cool.
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
Then cut in:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
Mix until mixture resembles coarse meal.
In a separate bowl stir together:
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg
Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Blend just until dough is evenly moistened. It will be a little dry. Dump dough out onto lightly floured sheet of Parchment paper. Now take one side of the parchment paper and fold it over, then press dough flat. Unfold the paper, rotate the dough and press again. Do this a couple of times to get the dough flat.
Lightly flour and roll out into a 9×13 inch rectangle.
Next get about 2-4 apples. I used the Winesap apples we picked last weekend; I used about 3.5 because they were a little bit small. Cut the apples into little slivers and mix with 3/4 tablespoon of lemon juice. Spread evenly onto dough surface, leaving a space about one inch along the long end. This is where the dough will seal itself, once rolled.
Carefully roll the dough up and cut them like you would cinnamon rolls. Gently place in well greased 9×13 pan, I used cooking spray. There should be 12 rolls.
I had 14 because I rolled the dough a wee bit longer than it called for.
Pour the syrup on and around the rolls. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 40 minutes, until a tester inserted into the center of one of the rolls comes out clean. Remove from oven and serve warm.