Apple Cinnamon Rolls

1 cup whole milk 2 ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast or 1 packet ¼ cup granulated sugar ¼ cup unsalted butter  1 large egg  1 teaspoon vanilla  ½ teaspoon salt 3 ½ cups flour


½ cup unsalted butter ½ cup brown sugar  ½ cup granulated sugar 2 Tablespoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 granny smith apples


¼ cup unsalted butter  4 ounces cream cheese 1 ½ cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla  pinch of salt


Peel, core and dice the apples and put in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.

After the yeast has proofed, whisk in melted butter, egg, and vanilla, until combined.

Add in salt and flour, 1 cup at a time. Knead until the dough forms a ball. Cover with a towel.  Rest the dough for 10 minutes.

Add the rest of the filling ingredients to the bowl with the diced apples and stir until it is combined. Set aside

Lightly flour a surface and a rolling pin. Roll the dough out until it is approximately a 14” × 18” rectangle that is 1/4” thick.

Spread filling over the entire surface of the dough.

Add softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to a medium-sized bowl. Mix until combined and smooth.