Crescent Apple Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Drizzle
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 7
 
Your family will think you were in the kitchen all day making dough from scratch! The cooked apples and raisins will make that fall flavor explosion we all crave.
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg. jumbo crescent rolls
  • 2 Medium sweet apples
  • ½ stick butter (divided)
  • ¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ chopped pecans (optional)
  • ¼ cup raisins (optional)
Instructions
  1. COOKING THE APPLES
  2. Peel and Cut the apples into small chunks for cooking
  3. Place ¼ cup butter and ¼ cup brown sugar into skillet and cook on medium heat stirring until butter is melted.
  4. Add cut up apples to the butter mixture and cook until apples are tender.
  5. Cook apple mixture with a lid on the pan, removing frequently to stir and replace each time.
  6. If you are adding raisins into your rolls, add them to the apple mixture about halfway through the cooking time. This will plump the raisins.
  7. PREPARE THE CRESCENT ROLLS
  8. While the apple mixture is cooking, Place the crescent rolls onto a floured surface.
  9. Line all of the crescent rolls up side by side and pinch the seams together,
  10. Use a rolling pin to roll the crescent roll dough out thinner. (It will be uneven on the edges, that is ok)
  11. Spread the other ¼ cup of butter over the top of the dough.
  12. Sprinkle the 2 Tbsp. of brown sugar over the top of the buttered dough.
  13. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the butter and brown sugar.
  14. PREPARE THE APPLE MIXTURE
  15. Scoop the raisins out of the cooked apple mixture and set aside.
  16. Grind the cooked apples up in a small food chopper. Apples should be fairly smooth but will have tiny chunks.
  17. Stir the raisins back into the apples.
  18. Spread the apple and raisin mixture over the top of the dough, do not drain.
  19. CUTTING THE ROLLS
  20. Starting at one end, gently roll the dough into a log. Take care to roll as tight as possible.
  21. Use a serrated knife to slice the log into pieces about 1 inch each.
  22. Sprinkle chopped pecans on top of each roll.
  23. BAKE
  24. Bake in preheated oven at 325° for approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until dough is golden. Allow to cool.
  25. Drizzle caramel ice cream topping over each roll.
  26. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe by Intelligent Domestications at https://intelligentdomestications.com/2015/09/crescent-apple-cinnamon-rolls-with-caramel-drizzle.html