The Apple Cinnamon Lasagna Roll is a delightful dessert that combines the cozy flavors of apple cinnamon with the fun twist of a lasagna roll-up. This recipe is perfect for those who love the classic combination of apples and cinnamon and want to enjoy it in a unique and playful form. The use of cinnamon rolls as the base, paired with spiced apple filling and drizzled with caramel sauce, results in a delicious treat that’s sure to be a hit with family and friends.
- 2 packets of cinnamon rolls
- 4 large apples, peeled and diced (Granny Smith or Golden Delicious recommended)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 cup caramel sauce (or salted caramel sauce for added flavor)
Step 1: Prepare the Apple Filling
In a saucepan, combine the peeled and diced apples, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg, and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the apples are soft and the mixture has thickened. This should take about 10-15 minutes. Once done, remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Step 2: Preheat the Oven and Prepare the Cinnamon Rolls
Preheat your oven to the temperature specified on the cinnamon roll packet instructions. Take the cinnamon rolls out of the packets and lay them flat. If they are pre-rolled, unroll them gently into long strips.
Step 3: Assemble the Rolls
Spread a layer of the apple filling along each strip of the unrolled cinnamon rolls. Be sure to leave a small border at the edges to prevent the filling from spilling out.
Step 4: Roll Up and Bake
Carefully roll up each cinnamon roll strip back into a spiral, with the apple filling inside. Place the rolls in a baking dish, leaving some space between each roll for expansion. Bake in the preheated oven according to the cinnamon roll package instructions, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
Step 5: Drizzle with Caramel Sauce
Once the cinnamon rolls are baked, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly. Drizzle 1/2 cup of caramel sauce (or salted caramel sauce) over the warm rolls.
Step 6: Serve
Serve the Apple Cinnamon Lasagna Rolls warm, either as they are or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat.
- Keep an eye on the rolls as they bake to ensure they don’t get too brown. Each oven may vary slightly in temperature.
Apple Cinnamon Lasagna Rolls can be served as a dessert after a meal or enjoyed as a sweet treat with coffee or tea. They are great for breakfast, brunch, or as a snack.
- Apple Selection: Granny Smith apples are great for cooking as they hold their shape and offer a tart contrast to the sweet filling.
- Caramel Sauce: You can either use store-bought caramel sauce or make your own for a more homemade touch.
- Making Ahead: The apple filling can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to assemble the rolls.
- Preparation Time: 25 minutes
- Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes (varies based on the cinnamon roll package)
- Total Time: 40-45 minutes
- Calories: Approximately 200-250 per roll (varies based on the size of the rolls and specific ingredients used)
- Protein: 2-3g per roll
- Sodium: Varies based on the cinnamon rolls and caramel sauce used
Apple Cinnamon Lasagna Rolls are a delightful and creative dessert that’s sure to impress. They combine the comforting flavors of cinnamon and apples with the playful presentation of a roll-up, making them a perfect treat for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a unique dessert to serve at a gathering or just want to enjoy a twist on classic flavors, these rolls are a delicious choice.