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Overnight Caramel-Apple Rolls

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Overnight Caramel-Apple Rolls
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 10 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 12
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Fix 'em and forget 'em! Morning brings a treat of warm, gooey, finger lickin' homemade rolls with no fuss.
Updated Aug 1, 2005

Ingredients

Rolls

  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pkg. active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg

Caramel Topping

  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Filling

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Steps

  • 1
    Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, salt and yeast; mix well.
  • 2
    In small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup applesauce, milk and 1/4 cup butter; cook over medium heat until very warm (120 to 130°F.), stirring constantly. Add warm mixture and egg to flour mixture; blend at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. By hand, stir in 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups flour until dough pulls cleanly away from sides of bowl.
  • 3
    On floured surface, knead in an additional 1/2 to 3/4 cup flour until dough is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place dough in greased bowl; cover loosely with greased plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise in warm place (80 to 85°F.) until light and doubled in size, 45 to 60 minutes.
  • 4
    Grease 13x9-inch pan. Combine topping ingredients in pan; mix well. Spread evenly in pan.
  • 5
    On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 15x12-inch rectangle. Spread dough with 2 tablespoons butter. In small bowl, combine 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon; mix well. Sprinkle over butter.
  • 6
    Starting with 15-inch side, roll up tightly, pinching edges to seal. Cut roll into 12 slices; place cut side down over topping in pan. Cover; refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • 7
    When ready to bake, let rolls stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Heat oven to 400°F. Uncover rolls; bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan 1 minute; invert onto serving platter or tray. Scrape any remaining topping onto rolls. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

320 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 5g Protein, 52g Total Carbohydrate, 23g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Roll
Calories
320
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
280mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
23g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 2 Fruit; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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