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Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Party Ring

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 8
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Cinnamon rolls make the perfect base for this incredible apple-filled ring that’s perfect for a fall brunch or party! MORE + LESS -

Brooke McLay Brooke McLay
September 3, 2014


apples, cored and diced
cup brown sugar
cup chopped pecans or walnuts
tablespoons cinnamon
tablespoons butter, melted
tubes Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Cinnamon Rolls with Cinnabon Buttercream


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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, stir together diced apples, brown sugar, nuts, cinnamon and butter.
  • 3
    Open one tube of Grands! and roll each cinnamon roll flat until about 1/4-inch thick. Line a large pizza baking dish with parchment paper, then arrange the rolled out cinnamon rolls in a circle on top of the parchment. Each circle of dough should overlap slightly. Press the edges together where the cinnamon rolls overlap.
  • 4
    Spoon the diced apples down the middle of the cinnamon rolls in the ring.
  • 5
    Open the second tube of cinnamon rolls. Roll out each cinnamon roll until 1/4-inch thick, then lay the rolled out rolls on top of the apple mixture, lining each of the top-layer cinnamon roll up with each of the bottom-layer rolls.
  • 6
    With a fork or your fingers, gently press the edges of each matching top and bottom cinnamon roll together.
  • 7
    Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the party ring is golden brown. Remove and cool slightly before gently transferring to a serving platter.
  • 8
    Drizzle with the icing included in the cinnamon roll packages. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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More About This Recipe
Cinnamon rolls get stuffed for fall with cinnamon apples.

When you’re having a party, there’s only one thing to do – pull out the purtiest recipe you’ve got in your pocket and wow your friends.

This recipe is one of those recipes. The ones that have all the girls exclaiming, “Why, Jessica. How DO you do it?” You’ll coyly tuck a stray hair behind your ear, bat eyelashes, and say, “Oh, really. This? It’s positively nothing.”

And you’ll mean it. Because this splendid recipe is easy easy easy. So easy, in fact, that you can plumb near forget you’re having a party, then pull together this Pinterest-worthy apple cinnamon roll ring in less than 30.

Here’s how to make it happen at your next soiree…

Start by dicing four apples. You can peel the outer skins, but there’s no need to if you’re in a hurry. Just core, dice and toss in a bowl.

Spice it up with caramely brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter.

Then grab two packs of these gorgeous Grands! Cinnamon Rolls. This is where the magic starts.

You’re gonna grab a piece of parchment and flatten each cinnamon roll out with a rolling pin.

Note: I specified parchment up there because (as you can see) I did not use parchment, and SO wished I had.

Second note: if the cinnamon rolls are sticking to your wooden rolling pin, just spray the tops of them with an eeny weeny bit of nonstick spray.

Place the flattened cinnamon rolls on a large pizza pan or baking pan, lined with a second piece of parchment paper.

Then just spoon your apple filling around the middle of the cinnamon roll ring.

Roll out that second tube of cinnamon rolls and set them on top of the apple filling. Match the top layer of rolls to the bottom layer of rolls. With fork or fingers, press the top and bottom cinnamon rolls together at the edges.

You’ll get a gorgeous ring that looks like apple-stuffed cinnamon rolls, and tastes like apple-stuffed cinnamon rolls, and makes you want to live in an apple-stuffed cinnamon roll. 

Transfer it all to a pretty platter (if you please) then…

Drizzle it with the included Cinnabon icing.

Why, Jessica. How DO you do it?

“Oh, really. This? It’s positively nothing.” ;)

Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's Tablespoon profile to see what she cooks up next!

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