Apple Pecan & Honey Sticky Rolls

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Some nights when I’m craving something sweet, I’ll raid my fridge to find basically anything I can bake together to sooth my sweet tooth. Tonight I just so happened to find a can of rolled sheet dough and some apples, and that’s when inspiration struck!

I sliced the apples, without removing the skins, into super thin slices about a half inch in size. Then I stirred them together in a small bowl with some honey, and pinch of brown sugar and lemon. I would normally let the apple absorb the sugar for ten minutes, but honestly I was so hungry for some dessert, I only let them set for maybe three minutes. Still delicious.

I poured the honey, pecans and apple mix across the unrolled sheet dough so it was in an even layer, then I rolled the sheet back up and sliced it into uniform sizes – each about 1 1/2 inches thick. To help the rolls keep their shape, I placed them into greased cupcake tins.

If your sweet tooth is exceptionally sweet, you can also make a simple glaze from milk and powdered sugar and drizzle it on top!

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Apple Pecan & Honey Sticky Rolls

The Starving Chef
Tonight I just so happened to find a can of rolled sheet dough and some apples, and that's when inspiration struck!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Bread, Fall
Cuisine Bread, Fall Foods
Servings 12 rolls


  • 1 cup apple thinly sliced and chopped
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons crushed pecans + more for topping
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 can sheet dough


  • Preheat the oven to 375 F. In a small bowl, stir together the chopped apples, honey, pecans, lemon and water. Let the filling rest for 10-15 minutes, or until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  • Unroll the dough onto a floured surface. Spread the filling across the dough in an even layer. (There may be some leftover filling.)
  • Roll the dough back onto itself, tucking in the edge. Cut the roll into evenly sized pinwheels.
  • Grease a cupcake tin and place one pinwheel in each hole. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Sprinkle the remaining pecans on top of the rolls. Serve warm or room temperature – Enjoy!
Keyword apples, honey, rolls, walnuts
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