Happy day before thanksgiving! I have been super busy with friends-giving dinners and preparing for the big day. Can I just confess that we have been consuming a large amount of desserts. Usually we don’t have dessert other than on Sundays. But During this month desserts have become a food group for us. Is it me or has cinnamon rolls made a big come back? I might have been living under a rock. But not anymore! I am currently eating a copious amount of these delicious Apple pear cinnamon rolls. I cannot for the life of me see what can be wrong with apples, pears, cinnamon, and dough baked to perfection then topped with a ginger maple glaze.
I buy Apples by the bucket full during November and December. They are perfection, crisp, sweet and filling. Biting into an apple is still one of the simple joys of life. I can still remember in Jamaica the first time I had a golden delicious apple. I think I was around 8. It was so good. See growing up in Jamaica, the apples were imported from the USA. So it became a staple for my grandmother to buy a ton of apples on Saturday mornings when she went to the market.
I just want to give a shout out to whomever first saw the cinnamon bark and thought “heck yeah I want to eat that”. I salute you friend!
The smell of the cooked fruits and the spices did things to me. I ate half of the pot. I’m not kidding. I call it taste testing. Don’t judge me!
See I left enough for the rolls. I’m generous like that.
Stage One: Yeasty dough.
Stage Two: So now that the yeasty dough has risen and I have punched it down. It is a stress reliever.
Stage Three: It is time get a rolling. Roll the dough until it roughly forms a rectangle.
Now It is time to roll it and roll it tight. I would recommend that you do this part quickly.
I have never been so tempted to eat uncooked dough. These apple pear cinnamon rolls might just become my favorite smell ever.
Oh, the smell that fills the whole house when these bun are in the oven. I wish I could bottle it. Its would be an international best seller.
True Story: I had the windows open while I baked these an I got a marriage proposal from my mailman. I’m not saying it will have the same effect overtime but if you are single make these and let me know if you have the same results.
They are so easy to make in a pinch. All you need is pizza dough, apples, pears and a few spices. May these apple pear cinnamon rolls today, don’t delay!
- 1 Pizza Dough
- 2 Apples
- 1 Pear
- 1 stick Butter
- 1 cup Lightly Packed Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Powder Ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- Maple glaze
- 1 stick Butter 1/2 Cup
- 1 cup Packed Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
- 2 cups Powdered Sugar up To 4 Cups Depending On Consistency You Want.
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
Apple Pear filling:
Saute the apples in a large pan over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Remove the fixture from skillet and them set aside.
In the same pan over medium heat, add a stick of butter and a cup of brown sugar. Stir it around until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves. Stir it around and let it thicken for about a minute. Turn the heat to low and add the apples and pear mixture back to the pan. Sprinkle in the cinnamon,ginger, and nutmeg- stir the mixture. Let it thicken for another 1 to 2 minutes. Spoon it into a bowl to cool.
Knead pizza dough on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic.
Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
Roll each part into a 14x8 inch rectangle.
Spread cooled apple and pear filling evenly over dough.
Beginning at long end of each rectangle, roll up dough as tightly as you can.
Cut each roll into 12 equal pieces.
Place, cut sides up, in greased pan.
Cover and let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes to an hour.
While dough is rising, prepare maple cinnamon glaze.
Stir together maple, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well blended.
After dough has doubled in size, place in oven.
Bake in 375°F oven for 25-30 minutes or until done.
Pour glaze on when rolls are warm.
Remove from pan, serve warm.