I just love the smell of apple pie baking in the kitchen! But the one thing I like better than smelling it is eating it!
I like to think of the recipe as a mix between apple pie & biscuits. The cook book calls the dessert “Roly Poly Pudding”, although I might call it something more like “Easy Apple Pie Rolls” (I know – not nearly as exciting as Roly Poly Pudding 🙂
The recipe is basically a biscuit recipe (which might be familiar to you, if you already make biscuits in your kitchen), and a group of other ingredients that would be used in making an apple pie.
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup softened butter
3 cups cored, peeled, and finely chopped apples
1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
First lets make the biscuit part of the recipe.
Mix all of the dry ingredients together, then “cut in” shortening with a pastry blender
Add the milk a little at a time while mixing gently. The batter does not have to be smooth, and is ready to work with as soon as it can be picked up & rolled out.
Then, on a surface dusted with flour, roll the dough out into a large rectangle (approx. 8X12). Spread 1 tablespoon of the softened butter over the dough.
Spread the apples over the dough, leaving about an inch on all sides. Then, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over apples.
Why don’t you go ahead & turn your oven up to 400 right now, that way it will be heated enough to put the rolls in when you’re ready.
Mix the granulated sugar, water, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons of the butter together in a pot & cook until dissolved. Pour this mixture into a shallow baking dish.
Starting with the longest end, carefully start rolling up the pastry. When you’re done, you should have what looks like a 12 inch long tube – not a VERY fat stumpy 8 inch log 🙂 Slice the roll into 1 inch pieces, and place them in the baking dish with the sugar mixture – apple side up. Spread the remaining butter on top of the rolls, and then bake them for 30-35 minutes.
These would be great served with some heavy whipping cream or a spoon of vanilla ice cream!
Have a Marvelous day!
6 thoughts on “Easy Apple Pie Rolls”
I came across a similar recipe many years ago in a 1930 cookbook. My recipe called for fresh blackberries. I thought it unusual with the sugar syrup and wondered if it would be all mushy, but it wasn’t at all. It was delicious however!
Very yummy looking! I love that it has fruit in it – makes it kinda healthy!
Your Easy Apple Pie Rolls look scrumptious! I will definitely have to try this recipe.
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This recipe sounds yummy.
I believe I will make these once the weather turns cool. What a delicious treat!
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