Friday, November 21, 2014

Apple Butter Rolls- Quick and Easy

Apple Butter Rolls taste like a cross between a cinnamon roll and a danish.  However, these delicious rolls are fast (15 minutes) and easy to make.  Alohamora Open a Book

My little baby is 3 weeks old now.  She's cute and loves to cuddle with us; sometimes she loves aka strongly prefers to be held a bit too much.  Seriously, she just wants us to hold her and hold her and hold her some more.

I sure love the newborn snuggles just as much as the next, but man it is hard to do any cleaning, cooking, or baking of any kind.  

As a result of this little snuggler, I had to quickly whip up a dessert for a gathering.  I needed a dessert (though this tastes a lot like a danish and could totally pass for breakfast) and I had less than 30 minutes to get it there.  These Apple Butter Rolls fit the bill perfectly.  

Using Pumpkin Butter or Apple Butter as the filling in these rolls taste very Fall-ish.  However, Cookie Butter or Nutella is pretty darn sweet and delicious in these as well.  I've added chocolate and peanut butter as well, but surprisingly peanut butter was not my favorite filling for these rolls.  I mean it's good, but apple butter, pumpkin butter, Cookie Butter, and Nutella is much better.  

With Thanksgiving just next week you should make these rolls for a tasty and light breakfast or an easy dessert.  Plus, with Crescent Rolls on sale everywhere these rolls are very affordable aka cheap to make.  

Apple Butter Rolls are quick, easy, and cheap to make.  Whether you have a newborn (who is on super expensive formula right now- ouch!) or not these rolls seem like a win-win for everyone. 

Apple Butter Rolls taste like a cross between a cinnamon roll and a danish.  However, these delicious rolls are fast (15 minutes) and easy to make.  Alohamora Open a Book

Apple Butter Rolls
Recipe: Alohamora
Active Time: 15 minutes
Inactive Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 rolls

For the Rolls:
1 can (8oz) crescent rounds/rolls
Apple Butter, Pumpkin Butter, Cookie Butter, or Nutella
1 Tbsp butter, melted

For the Glaze/Frosting:
1 1/4 c. powdered sugar
2 Tbsp butter, softened
3/4 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp hot water

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay parchment paper or a baking mat on a cookie sheet if you have them.  They aren't necessary, but helpful.  
  2. Open the Crescent Rounds can.  I like the rounds the best b/c they make these rolls so so easy, but you can use Crescent Rolls as well.  You can easily just fill the crescent rolls and leave them like a crescent rolls.  However, you can also use two rolls to make a square and fill, roll, and then cut them in half or thirds at most.
  3. Unroll one round, add the filling of your choice, and roll it back up.  Complete this for each of the rolls. 
  4. When all rolls/rounds are complete brush your melted butter over the top of each of the rolls. 
  5. Sprinkle sugar on each of the rolls.  
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon as well if you filled it with apple butter.  
  7. Bake the rolls at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  8. Let the rolls cool for a few minutes while you make the glaze.  
  9. In a small bowl mix the powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla.  Add the hot water a little bit at a time stirring the mixture until you reach your desired consistency. 
  10. Using a spoon drizzle the glaze over the cooled rolls.  
  11. Enjoy rolls warm or cooled completely.  
  12. Store rolls in an airtight container.  
Happy Apple Butter Rolls making and eating!   

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