I made these apple and pecan cinnamon rolls a couple weeks ago and did not get a chance to post them until now. They were good. They were fabulous. I mean who does not love cinnamon rolls. They’re gooey and sweet and simply delicious. They’re to die for. The perfect weekend breakfast. And when you add pecans and apples, well it’s a marriage made in heaven. I dare you to make these and then come and tell me you don’t love them. It’s impossible. You will fall in love with them. I could eat these everyday.
In a bowl, add the warm water and yeast and whisk until the yeast dissolves. Add the oil and sugar, whisk together and let it rest for about 5 minutes.
If the yeast is good, the mixture should start and bubble up. Add the egg and the salt to the bowl and whisk.
See the bubbles. It’s all good.
Start adding the flour. Start with 3 cups of flour and if you find the dough is too sticky add a bit more.
Shape the dough into a ball and let it rest for 20 minutes or so.
While the dough is resting you can start getting everything else ready. You’ll need 2 apples, peeled, cored and shredded.
Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
Chop the pecans. I like mine chopped fairly big because I like to taste those pecans as I bite into the cinnamon roll….yum.
Last but not least, melt the butter in a small bowl.
Turn the dough over onto a floured surface and roll it into a long rectangle that’s about 1/4 of an inch in thickness.
Pour the butter over the dough and brush it to cover the entire surface.
Next sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon over the entire surface.
Now if we were making just good old regular cinnamon rolls we would stop here. But no, we keep going. Sprinkle the apples all over the dough.
And keep going, now add the pecans. Oh it looks so good already.
Almost done here. Start folding the dough, starting with the side furthest from you.
Fold it and then pinch the ends together so you end up with a nice roll.
Cut the roll into pieces about 1 1/2 inches in thickness.
Now you can use a 9×13 inch baking dish, or do what I did and I used 2 9 inch pie dishes. Whatever dish you use, make sure you butter it well. Arrange the rolls nicely in your baking dish.
Let the rolls rest for another 30 minutes until they rise some more.
Bake them in a preheated oven at 375 F degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes. Trust me when I tell you, your house will smell so good, your neighbors will start knocking on your door. Share if you want, I wouldn’t.
Look at that! They look ridiculously delicious. How can you resist? I couldn’t. While they’re baking make the icing by mixing all the icing ingredients together. Serve these babies hot, by drizzling some of the icing all over the rolls. YUM!
Best cinnamon rolls you will ever have.