A little while back, I saw something about Apple Pie Biscuits on Instagram. I thought, hmmm, that sounds gooooood. But at the same time I was also searching for a reason to make cinnamon rolls, because hey, I’m always looking for an excuse to make cinnamon rolls.
Cinnamon rolls are comfort food to me. But so is Apple Pie so I just thought I would combine the two.
And Biscuits made it into the equation, too. Because if I used biscuit dough I wouldn’t have to wait for the rolls to rise.
Less time waiting, and closer to me eating a warm, gooey dessert. Alright!
I mean, come on, look at these rolls. Don’t they just make your mouth water?
Let’s get started.
You will need this Buttermilk Biscuit recipe.
But first, you will need to cook the apples and let them cool down before using them as the filling in the biscuit rolls.
Here’s what you’ll need for the apple filling:
- 4 apples, diced
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
Start by peeling and dicing up all the apples. Get your skillet hot over medium heat.
Then throw in the butter and let it melt. Then toss in the apples and the spices. Stir the apples and the spices around for a few minutes until the apples get soft. When the apples are soft, then dump in the brown sugar and stir it around to melt it. It shouldn’t take long. Just a minute or less. When the sugar is melted and has kinda turned into a syrup on the apples, that’s when it’s done.
Let the apples cool down completely.
Then, Mix up the cinnamon sugar to go on the biscuit dough when you roll it out. I used 5 Tablespoons of granulated sugar and 1 1/2 Tablespoons of cinnamon. After you get all that mixed together, set it aside for a minute till you get the biscuits made.
Now it’s time to make the Buttermilk Biscuits using this recipe. Roll the biscuit dough out to about a 1/4 inch thick. Then slather the dough with 1/4 cup of melted butter. Then top the butter with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Add the cooled apples on top of the cinnamon sugar mixture, being sure to spread them out evenly over the biscuit dough.
Now, it’s time for rolling them up. Roll these up just like you would a cinnamon roll.
When they’re all rolled up, cut them into 1 inch pieces. I used a string to cut mine because I started to use a knife but it was making the rolls messier so I switched to the string. To use the string to cut them, just get a piece of string and slide it under the roll to where you want to cut and then bring both sides of the string up and cross them and it will “cut” the roll for you.
Then, place the rolls in a buttered cast iron skillet or buttered cake pan and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
See this. This is what comes next. Rich, thick icing.
Here’s what you need for the icing:
- 3 Tablespoons melted butter
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- half & half – to thin out the icing to a thick but pourable consistency.
Mix up the icing and pour over the warm rolls. Let that icing melt and sink down into the warm rolls. Mmmmmm! Good!
Just because, here’s another pic.
Enjoy these warm and gooey rolls! If you’ve tried them, let me know what you think.