I remember when I was younger and we took family trips to the mall. There were some days when we would order a large cinnamon roll from Cinnabon and go home and share it between four people. Now, when I walk past Cinnabon in a mall food court, I must admit that the smell does tempt me but when I think about all the calories packed into one small dessert, I manage to resist.
However, I came across this recipe on a blog, I could caved in to my Cinnabon craving! This roll seemed like the prefect combination of sweet without too many calories. Since I always have a supply of puff pastry in my freezer, I made these the very next morning for breakfast. With the baked apple in the middle they are almost like a mix of an apple pie and a cinnamon roll. Seriously, it was the perfect breakfast. I want to make them again and share...so I don't end up eating all of them on my own!
Adapted from the Food Coma.
Makes 9 rolls
1 sheet of puff pastry
1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped into thin, long pieces
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Thaw out your puff pastry ahead of time, in the refrigerator.
2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Melt the butter in a bowl and use a pastry brush to coat the unfolded sheet of puff pastry.
3. In a small bowl combine half of the powdered sugar and the cinnamon. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon mixture onto the puff pastry.
4. Place the apple slices at one end and roll up the puff pastry into a log shape. Cut into one inch thick pieces and place on a baking sheet.
5. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until the dough is golden brown.
6. Make a glaze for the rolls by mixing together the remaining melted butter with the remaining powdered sugar. Pour over the rolls when they first come out of the oven and serve warm.