Overnight Caramel Apple Rolls

Overnight Caramel Apple Rolls

  • 35 Minutes Prep10 Hours 30 Minutes Total
  • 12 Servings
  • 335 Calories per Serving
Looking for classic sweet bread using Gold Medal® flour? Then check out these caramelized apple rolls - perfect for any occasion.

Ingredient List


  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 medium cooking apple, peeled and chopped (1 1/2 cups)


  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour or Better for Bread™ bread flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pkg regular or quick active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 3 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp butter or margarine, softened


  1. In medium bowl, mix filling ingredients. Set aside. In large bowl, mix 1 cup of the flour, 1/4 cup sugar, the salt and yeast.
  2. In 2-qt saucepan, cook 1/2 cup applesauce, 1/4 cup butter and the milk over medium heat, stirring constantly, until very warm (120-130°F). Add warm mixture and egg to flour mixture; beat with electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 min. Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
  3. Place dough on lightly floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat. Knead about 5 min or until smooth and springy. Place in large greased bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover and let rise in warm place 45-60 min or until double. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.)
  4. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9" pan with shortening. Mix brown sugar, 1/2 cup applesauce, 3 Tbsp melted butter and the walnuts in pan; spread evenly.
  5. Gently push fist into dough to deflate. Roll dough into 15x12" rectangle. Spread 2 Tbsp softened butter over dough; sprinkle with filling. Tightly roll up rectangle, beginning at 15" side; pinch edge of dough into roll to seal. Stretch and shape until even. Cut roll into twelve 1" slices. Place slightly apart in pan. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hr but no longer than 48 hr.
  6. Before baking, let rolls stand at room temperature 30 min (rolls will not rise during this time). Heat oven to 400°F. Bake 20-25 min or until golden brown. Cool in pan 1 min. Place heatproof serving platter or tray upside down onto pan; turn platter and pan over. Let stand about 1 min so caramel can drizzle over rolls; remove pan. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Iron 12%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 335, Calories from Fat 115, Total Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 40mg, Sodium 270mg, Total Carbohydrate 50g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Protein 5g, Starch 2, Fruit 1