When you need to bring a dish to pass to a party and are in a bind, try this quick and easy recipe for Apple Cinnamon Rolls. To save frustration, this recipe uses items that you may already have in your refrigerator and pantry.
2 2 packages (8 oz. each) Crescent Rolls (Refrigerated)
1 cup Water
4 cups Harvester Farms Fuji Apple Slices
3 tablespoons Butter (Room temperature)
1 tablespoon Cinnamon
1/2 cup Brown Sugar (Lightly packed)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a small rectangular baking dish with pan spray. Set aside.
Heat the water in a medium pot over high heat until simmering. Add the Harvester Farms Apple Slices and turn off the heat. Let apples sit until all moisture is absorbed, about 3 minutes or so, occasionally stirring. Set aside.
Open one can of crescent rolls at a time (you will be making two rolls). Spread one of the cans of crescent dough into a flat layer on a clean work surface. Pinch together all seams to make it look like one large rectangular sheet of dough. Spread approximately 1 ½ Tablespoons of butter onto the dough, making sure to cover all the way to the edges.
Lightly sprinkle dough with about ½ Tablespoon of cinnamon, or enough to lightly coat the surface. Top with half of the warmed apples, making sure to spread them evenly and in one layer. Sprinkle ¼ cup of lightly packed brown sugar on top of the apples, making sure to cover right to the edges. Reserve all of the leftover ingredients for the next roll.
Roll up the dough starting with the short side. Try to keep edges even while rolling and try to keep dough fairly tight.
Once fully rolled, lightly mark with a knife where you will be cutting. You will need 6 slices out of that roll. Slice with a sharp knife and place spiral side up into the prepared baking dish.
Repeat the dough process for the second package of crescent dough.
Once all 12 rolls are in the baking dish, bake for approximately 18-20 minutes or until the rolls are golden in color and the dough is fully cooked. Remove from heat and serve.
If desired, serve the rolls with icing. Simply mix 1 ¼ cups of powdered sugar with ½ teaspoon vanilla, 2 Tablespoons of butter, a pinch of salt, and a splash of water (about 1 Tablespoon). Mix thoroughly with a hand mixer or for about 1-2 minutes or until the butter is fully incorporated. If the icing is too thick, thin with more water.