Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls (Made with Store-Bought Pizza Dough!)

If you like taking shortcuts and buying things pre-made, then you will eat this UP. Literally.

salted caramel apple cinnamon rolls

 This salted caramel apple roll recipe is the ULTIMATE Fall comfort food hack. The main hack here is that we are using pre-made pizza crust instead of making our own dough. This gives us more time to focus on our sexy, divine salted caramel apple filling, which is the STAR of the show. In this recipe, I do make the caramel from scratch, but if that’s not for you I understand. If you really don’t even want to try making caramel on your own…I see you and I understand you. You could go with 1 cup of store-bought pre-made caramel sauce as the base of your filling instead of making your own. I’ll let you decide. I won’t judge you either way.

Let’s talk about the dough. I used the Pillsbury pizza crust in the can, but you can go with any other pizza dough. I can’t promise they will work exactly the same, but they should if they are classic yeast pizza crusts.

You can also totally make your own cinnamon roll dough (like the yeast-free dough I made for these brown butter sticky rolls) and just use the filling recipe here! It will taste AMAZING. No matter what you do (unless you burn your caramel or use rotten apples) these will sweep you off your feet. I can’t wait to see what you think!

Let’s get the party started.

5 from 5 Reviews


Adjust Servings
1can pre-made raw yeast pizza dough
1large honey crisp apple, finely chopped
1/2cup pecans, chopped
1 1/4cups salted caramel sauce



Preheat the oven according to the pizza dough instructions.
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Put the chopped apple into a cheese cloth or a makeshift cheesecloth made with paper towels. Strain as much water out of the apples as possible. This is optional, but the first time I made these, I noticed the apples made the caramel filling a little watery. This didn't affect the final taste, but it did affect how easy it was to roll up the cinnamon rolls since they got wet.
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In a bowl, combine half of the salted caramel sauce with your chopped apple and pecans. Sprinkle some cinnamon to taste and stir until combined.
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With a spoon, spread one generous layer of salted caramel apple filling onto the dough, leaving about a 1 inch border around the edges. Keep any leftover apple filling for topping.
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Take the long side of the dough and begin to tightly roll it towards the other end, while sandwiching some of that caramel apple filling between each layer of dough. Make sure the roll is as tight as possible, but be delicate since the yeast dough is delicate. Roll until you've reached the end and press to seal the edge a bit. Now take a knife and lightly mark even sizes for where you want to cut the rolls. Take a long piece of dental floss (you can also use a knife, but dental floss works like a charm.) Slide the middle of the dental floss underneath the log of dough. Bring the ends together and cross around the dough until the floss slides through and cuts the dough into a perfect brown butter roll. Repeat with all of the rolls!
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Place the rolls into a buttered oven-safe skillet or pan. Bake 20-30 minutes, or according to package instructions + 10 minutes or so, until lightly golden brown on top. When the rolls are done, drizzle more salted caramel on top along with any leftover salted caramel apple filling. Enjoy!!
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  • Heather E

    5 stars
    Made these for Halloween and I’m obsessed

  • Sal

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    Keep on posting!

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