I made more Apple Butter a couple weeks ago than two people can eat in months, and I didn’t really want to preserve it, so I just decided to find other ways to use. That shouldn’t be too hard, because like I mentioned in my Apple Butter post, there are tons of ways to use it. This week, I decided to make sweet rolls with it. And as y’all know, I like to make sweet rolls with store bought pizza dough. I’ve decided my favorite to use is from the bakery at Publix. They have balls of fresh pizza dough available for $3. So while this is a shortcut for me, it’s still homemade dough! Win win 😉 I decided to play up the spice in the apple butter through the glaze, too.
1 ball of Publix Bakery pizza dough
1/2 C Apple Butter
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 C powdered sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 tbsps milk/cream
Roll dough into a rectangle roughly 15 in long. Spread your Apple Butter so it covers the surface of the dough. Sprinkle cinnamon over the Apple Butter. Starting from the back, roll dough tightly onwards along the long side of the rectangle. Once you have rolled the dough all the way, pinch the seam closed. Turn the roll so the seam is facing downwards, and cut the roll into 8 pieces. Place them in a greased pan and let rise for at least an hour. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes. Make sure the inner parts of your rolls are done when you take them out of the oven!
Meanwhile, make the frosting. Mix all ingredients until smooth. Frost the rolls as soon as they come out of the oven.
As you can see, this recipe is super simple and has lots of fall flavor. Also, it’s easily customizable if you are in the mood for different flavors. Hope you enjoy!