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Grandma's Yeast Rolls

 Grandma's Yeast Rolls
My grandmother use to make these rolls for family get-togethers and holidays. The applesauce adds so much flavor.—Nancy Spoth, Festus, Missouri
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add the sugar,
  • applesauce, egg whites, salt and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth.
  • Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic,
  • about 6-8 minutes (dough will be slightly sticky). Place in a bowl
  • coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat top. Cover and let
  • rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 24 pieces.
  • use floured hands to shape into rolls. Place on two baking sheets
  • coated with cooking spray.
  • Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 375°
  • for 12-16 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire
  • racks to cool. Yield: 2 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: One roll equals 83 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.