Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Apple Cider Frosting



3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 (.25 ounce) package instant yeast
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup apple cider
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 apples, minced ( i used Jonagold and Honeycrisp)
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
Heat the milk, cider, sugar, 1/4 butter, and salt in a small saucepan until reaches a temp of 110 degrees or accidently "overheat" Let cool until lukewarm.
In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 1/4 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. Add cider, milk, mixture and egg : beat well. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has just pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes.
Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let rest for 10 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, apples, nutmeg,and cinnamon, place in fridge.
Roll out dough into a 12x9 inch rectangle. Spread dough with butter. Sprinkle with apple, pecan, cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and pinch seam to seal.
Cut into 12 equal size rolls and place cut side up in rows of three in a greased 13x9 glass dish.

Cover with a damp towel and let rise about 30 min a warm place.
Bake for approx 30 min or golden brown.

While still warm , top with :

Apple Cider Frosting
2 cups apple cider
1 cinnamon stick, broke in half
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 ounces cream cheese, cut into bits and softened
1/2 cup   confectioners' sugar
1/2 stick of butter, softened
Boil cider and cinnamon stick in a saucepan until it is reduced to about 1/4 cup and let it cool. In a bowl with an electric mixer beat together the cream cheese, the butter, the confectioners' sugar, and the reduced cider until the icing is smooth.

6 comments:

Desserts In My Kitchen said...

Oh my! This looks fantastic. I knew you were going to produce something awesome with those apples :)

The Cooking Photographer said...

Yum! I bet these were amazing.

Laura

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Kim, these look seriously dangerous . . . and delicious!

Thank you for sharing! xoxo ~m

startingoveringermany said...

Love your new page look and the ingredient is too die for!

My Italian Smörgåsbord said...

wow! were you thinking of me when you did these? you know I love yeats :) great idea to use cream cheese. makes them less sticky and more similar to cup-cakes, in a way. really super-yummie stuff! any survivor?

Sherri @ The Kitchen Prescription said...

I'm going to make my daughter these when she comes to visit on her college T-giving break. I'm not even going to adapt the recipe. Wow! Looks so good!

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