Saturday, November 7, 2009

Apple, Spice, and Everything Nice

Just wanted to pop in and say “Hello” and “Happy Saturday!” Many bloggers are over in the beautiful San Francisco and enjoying the Food Buzz festival—I hope that one day I will be able to attend something so relevant to me and of course meet all the wonderful bloggers! Have you ever attended a big foodie bash like Food Buzz??

So if tomorrow by any chance you are planning on a lazy Sunday, I would highly suggest planning on making these. I had this idea brewing in my head for a few weeks and I finally got it down on paper and got to work. What did I dream up this time?

Amazing Apple Pie Rolls…and yes, they are as good as they look. The recipe make 17 huge rolls—almost as big as Cinnabon ones! But that’s the only similarity to Cinnabon, because these babies only have approximately 165 calories per roll—can you say well worth the indulgence?!

I made these in part due to the fact that I haven’t featured an apple recipe yet during the fall, but I have featured plenty of pumpkin ones, so I figured this would be a nice tasty little way to switch things up.

Amazing Apple Pie Rolls



  • 1/4 c warm water
  • 1/4 c I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter FF
  • 1/2 (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 C warm milk, I used Almond Breeze
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 C bread flour
  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 (.25 oz) package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 C I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter FF
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 oz FF block cream cheese
  • 1/4 c I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter FF
  • 1 C confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp milk, I used Almond Breeze
  • 1 large can of SF apple pie filling


I used my bread machine for the dough, if you choose not to, you’ll have to make it following a method like this.

  • In the pan of your bread machine, combine water, melted butter, vanilla pudding, warm milk, egg, 1 tablespoon sugar, salt, bread flour and yeast. Set machine to Dough cycle; press Start.
  • When Dough cycle has finished, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a 17x10 inch rectangle. Spread with 1/4 c butter spread. In another small bowl, mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread evenly over dough.
  • Next evenly spread the whole can of SF apple pie filling over rolled out dough.
  • Roll up dough, beginning with long side. Slice into 16 one inch slices and place in 9x13 buttered pan. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.


  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes. While rolls bake, stir together cream cheese, softened butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and milk. Remove rolls from oven and top with frosting. Sprinkle a dusting of cinnamon on the top if you want!!

Have a wonderful November weekend!


Jenny said...

pillsbury dough boy ain't got nothing on you! those are so autumnal and I imagine would be amazing with some cinnamon raisin swirl PB :) ohhh lala!

Krista said...

What a GREAT recipe! I bet those taste great!

Anonymous said...

Mmm what a wonderful dessert very autumnal and festive.


Kim said...

Great idea to use the apple pie filling. These sound delicious :D

lesley living life said...

Agreed ... I would LOVE to be able to go to something like Foodbuzz too. (Maybe someday we'll both get to and then we can meet, haha ; )

Anonymous said...

Casaundra, I wish you were at the festival! PLease, if there is a next one, GO!!! It was AMAZING!!

And that rolls are amazing, too! Haha, nicely named!

Kelly said...

Yum. Those sound like a great bargain for the number of calories. I made something vaguely similar and they were delicious, but no where near that light on the calories.