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Southern Style Apple Cinnamon Brioches

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A homemade breakfast treat that melts in your mouth.


  • 1 can (17.5 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ refrigerated cinnamon rolls
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, 1 gala apple (or other sweet apple), cored and sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • Topping
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp chilled butter
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray 8- or 9-inch round pan and line with parchment paper
  2. Toss apple slices with lemon juice
  3. Place apples, brown sugar, water, and cinnamon into a skillet and cook for eight minutes, until liquid reduces
  4. Cool apple mixture to room temperature
  5. Separate the cinnamon rolls
  6. On a floured surface, roll out the cinnamon rolls until ½ inch – ¾ inch thick
  7. Spread cooled apple mixture in the middle of each cinnamon roll
  8. Wrap the dough around the apple mixture and fold the sides up
  9. Transfer the cinnamon rolls (brioches) to the prepared baking sheet
  10. Make topping by combining sugar and flour until blended. Cut in cold butter with a food processor until coarse crumbs are formed
  11. Brush dough with beaten egg
  12. Sprinkle topping on top of each cinnamon roll
  13. Bake 25 to 29 minutes or until golden brown
  14. Heat up icing on low in the microwave for 30 seconds or in a new skillet for one minute.
  15. Drizzle brioches with icing; serve warm