Cheat Day Glazed Apple Pie Rolls

Okay, so I know this is supposed to be a healthy blog, but everyone deserves a cheat day every once in a while. And by that I mean every week. I actually came across this recipe for apple cider glazed apple pie rolls at work, and I just knew I had to have them. I posted these photos further down in my happiness report, but then I thought: Well, I made them (well, mostly my mom did), they were delicious, and everyone deserves to have this recipe. I would highly recommend making these as soon as you can. Happy cheat day!!


The rolls are a bit denser than cinnamon rolls, but that’s not always a bad thing. I dumped a whole bunch of apple cider mix into the glaze to give it extra flavor. Yuummm.


Okay so I can’t take all the credit, most (all) of the work was done by my mom. She wasn’t too fond of me shooting photos of her this early in the morning, but I absolutely love watching her bake so I had to try to capture the moment. This recipe was my request for my birthday breakfast when I went to visit her. However, I’d like to make these when it’s not even my birthday (yes, that was a Rihanna reference.)

Cheat Day Glazed Apple Pie Rolls

Adapted from Dine & Dish

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 Tablespoons cold butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 2 Honey Crisp Apples, cored and diced
For the Glaze
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons brewed apple cider

What You Do:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl, mix. Add 4 Tablespoons butter, mix with an electric hand mixer. Add milk, mix until dough forms a ball. (this can also be done in a food processor or stand mixer).

3. Place the ball of dough onto a floured surface, roll into a rectangle about 1/4-inch thick.

4. In a small bowl, dice apples with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Spread apple mixture over the dough.

5. Roll up the dough like a jellyroll. Once completely rolled, cut into 1-inch pieces and arrange in a 9-inch round baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown on top.

6. While rolls are baking, mix the glaze together. Adjust the ratios until you have desired consistency.

7. Once rolls are done, turn over onto a serving plate and drizzle with apple cider glaze. Serve warm.


  1. Mom says

    I laid this recipe out this morning to make this weekend. What a great weekend that was for all of us. These were to good. I like cheat days.

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