Apple-Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.


12 servings

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
With cream cheese frosting on top, these treats are sure to become a holiday “must” at your house. Using the bread machine keeps preparation easy. —Sherri L. Emerson, Penn Yan, New York
Apple-Pecan Cinnamon Rolls Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup warm milk (70° to 80°)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup finely chopped peeled apples
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ICING:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. In bread machine pan, place the first seven ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1-2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a well-floured surface.
  2. Roll into a 21x16-in. rectangle; brush with butter. Combine the apples, brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon; spoon over dough to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 1-3/4-in. slices.
  3. Place cut side down in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 325° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. In a small bowl, beat the icing ingredients. Spread over warm rolls.