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Grandma's Yeast Rolls Recipe

My grandmother use to make these rolls for family get-togethers and holidays. The applesauce adds so much flavor.—Nancy Spoth, Festus, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 15 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 83 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

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Derrell User ID: 2982687 145590
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"Yeast rolls are always a big hit at any meal ."

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