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  • 4 tablespoons - unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons - dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons - ground cinnamon
  • - All-purpose flour, for work surface
  • 1 - sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/3 cups - apple butter
  • 2 ounces - cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons - whole milk
  • 1/2 cups - confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons - vanilla extract
  • Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, cream 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons brown sugar and set aside. In another small bowl, combine remaining brown sugar and cinnamon.

    2. On lightly floured work surface, use a rolling pin to roll puff pastry into a smooth 12- by 16-inch rectangle. Leaving about a ¼-inch border on all sides, evenly spread apple butter over dough, then sprinkle sugar-cinnamon mixture over top.

    3. Starting with one long side, tightly roll dough into a long log, then place on floured work surface, seam-side down. Use a serrated knife to cut into 8 (2-inch) rounds.

    4. Place 1 heaping teaspoon sugar-butter mixture into each of eight muffin tin cups. Place cinnamon rolls, spiral-side down, inside cups. Place muffin tin on a baking sheet and bake until pastry is flaky and golden and fragrant, 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 3 minutes before transferring rolls to a serving platter.

    5. Meanwhile, make glaze: In a bowl, whisk cream cheese, milk, confectioners’ sugar, remaining butter and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Drizzle glaze over warm rolls and serve.

    Brief Description

    Using a sheet of frozen puff pastry greatly shortens the time to make wonderful cinnamon rolls. Makes 8 rolls.

    Main Ingredient:

    frozen puff pastry

    Category:  Breakfast

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 15 min
    Cook Time: 30 min


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    Posted On:

    February 23, 2015

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