Apple Nutmeg Rolls Recipe

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Cinnamon and nutmeg add nice spice to these pinwheel rolls that are chockfull of apple chunks. Frozen bread dough lends to its fast preparation.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups finely chopped peeled tart apples
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons whole milk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 186 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14-in. square. Spread with butter. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, walnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg; add apples and toss to coat. Sprinkle over dough to within 1/2 in. of edges.
  2. Roll up jelly-roll style; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 slices. Place cut side down in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 40 minutes.
  3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Combine icing ingredients until smooth; drizzle over warm rolls. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Apple Nutmeg Rolls in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p236

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