What I’m Making: German Apple Rolls

I think I might have written this recipe out for all of you before but if I did, it was years ago and these are SO-SO good that they deserve to be spotlighted again. The recipe is called German Apple Rolls. I’ve been making them for years. If you are local to my area, the recipe came from the Lawler church cookbook and it is Tina Croell’s recipe.

This is one of those, “just have to try recipes” because it sounded so weird. What kind of recipe do you make something like baking powder biscuits but not…something like cinnamon rolls but not and then pour sugar water over the top?

My friend Carla of Longarm Quilting Inspirations brought me some apples so all I needed were the other ingredients.

I forgot to take a picture of the dough when I was making it. You need to put the flour, baking powder, and shortening (I use Crisco) together and work the shortening into the dough. After the dough is crumbly, add the milk. I doubled the recipe when I made this.

Then roll the dough out thin like making cinnamon rolls. Put the apples on top. It’s going to seem like the apples all can’t fit. It’s okay. Just roll the best you can. You can see in the picture below that some are rolled up ready to cut and some are in the pan. Oh, do grease the pan.

After they are rolled out, cut and in the pan, mix up the sugar water and pour over the top.

It will look like this…

Bake in the oven at 375 degrees. The recipe didn’t have a time for these. I ended up putting mine in for 25 minutes.

I served them with a drizzle of caramel over the top and Redi Whip on top of that.

Top ten good!! Top ten good!! That’s about all I can say.

I’ve told you about a local family in my area that makes the very best caramel, Grazing Goats Dairy. They offered four different flavors of caramel. All are really good and I highly recommend them. My favorite is the vanilla caramel. You can find them HERE.

Give the recipe a try. It’s perfect for this time of year when it’s apple season.

12 thoughts on “What I’m Making: German Apple Rolls”

  1. I always like most anything with apples and this sounds easy and delicious. I need to try these! Thank you for sharing since I don’t think I saw this recipe if you shared before.

  2. My hubby went to our local Farmers’ Market today and just happened to bring home bags of my two favorite types of apples! I might need to make this tomorrow!! Thanks, Jo. It looks delightful.

  3. Teresa from Port Coquitlam, BC

    I make something similar called Apple Roll-ups same except the you grate the apples and the syrup you pour over has butter, cinnamon, water and sugar. You heat that up to dissolve the sugar and melt the butter, pour over and bake. It’s incredible too.

  4. Oh my goodness, these look and sound delicious! I’m currently working my way through a bucketful of apples from one of our trees, so apple recipes are definitely needed!

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