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Glazed Apple Pie Crescent Rolls

Filled with sugary spiced apples and covered to perfection with glaze, these pillow-soft crescent rolls are a fall brunch favorite that no one will be able to resist!
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 16 crescent rolls


  • 1 1/4 oz package active dry yeast (2-1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 cup warm milk 110F
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 large Gala apple peeled, quartered, and thinly sliced
  • GLAZE:
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk


  • In the bowl of a large stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, dissolve yeast in warm milk. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Mix in oil, honey, eggs, and salt until smooth. Add 4 cups flour, mixing on medium speed until a dough begins to form. Add 1/2 to 1 cup of additional flour or until dough pulls away from sides of bowl.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface and gently knead several minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place dough in a greased large bowl, cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  • Punch risen dough down and divide in half. Roll each half into a 7-in circle. Spread each circle with softened butter to within 1/2-in of edges. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over butter and gently rub into butter to adhere. Arrange sliced apples in a pinwheel (3 rows) over sugar.
  • Using a pizza wheel, cut each circle into 8 pie-shaped wedges. Starting at the wide end, roll each wedge up into a crescent shape and tuck ends underneath. Transfer rolls to two parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Cover rolls with plastic wrap and allow to rise 20-30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • Remove plastic wrap and bake rolls at 375F 15-20 minutes or until rolls are golden. Set aside to cool 10 minutes while you prepare the glaze.
  • In a small bowl, whisk all glaze ingredients until smooth and drizzling-consistency. Drizzle glaze over slightly-cooled rolls. Allow to set 5 minutes then enjoy rolls warm!


Crescent rolls are best if enjoyed the same day they are made.