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Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls



1. First thing we are going to do is make the apple pie filling.
In a large skillet, melt the stick of butter on medium heat.
Once the butter has melted add both sugars and stir until they slightly dissolve.
Now add the apples and stir to make sure the apples are evenly coated.
The apples will begin to release water and that is okay.
Just keep stirring for about 5-7 minutes.
2. Add the cornstarch to the cold water in a separate small bowl.
Use a fork to whisk to make sure that the cornstarch is completely dissolved.
Pour the cornstarch mixture into the apple mixture and continue to stir.
You will notice the mixture getting thicker.
Continue to stir for about 10 minutes until the apple mixture is nice and thick like apple pie filling.
Once this happens, take off the heat and allow to completely cool before using.
You can put it in the fridge if you are in a hurry, but it must be all the way cooled down.
3. Lets make the dough, take all of the contents out of the hot roll mix box and pour the flour mixture into a bowl along with yeast.
Use a whisk to blend the dry ingredients.
Add the butter, egg, and water and mix with a wooden spoon.
Turn to a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes until the dough is smooth.
Allow to sit for 5 minutes,covered.
4. Now, roll out your dough into a long rectangle.
Your measurements should be somewhere in the ballpark of 18X20. Now, smooth the 5 tablespoons of butter on the dough but leave about an inch of the border un-buttered.
Sprinkle the cup of brown sugar over the dough and sprinkle some extra cinnamon and nutmeg on top of if you want.
5. Take your cooled apple pie filling and spread it on the buttered part of your dough.
NOTE: You may not need all the pie filling.
I only used about 2/3 of what I made but use your best judgement.
You can take what is left and pour on top of the cinnamon rolls as it bakes if you want.
6. Now with the end closest to you, begin to roll your dough tightly into a log.
With a sharp knife, cut into 1 inch rolls and place in 9 inch round pans that you have sprayed or buttered.
Place in a warm place and let the rolls double in size for about 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 F.
7. Now that the buns are ready, bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.
To make the drizzle, add all of the glaze ingredients in a bowl, powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, milk, cinnamon, and salt, and whisk until it becomes a nice thick glaze and pour on top of the warm rolls and serve!