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Amish Apple Rolls


Amish apple rolls, a sweet breakfast treat, are a traditional favorite of Northeast Ohio's Amish community. They are also a good way to use the fall bounty of Ohio's apple orchards. The apples keep the rolls moist and delicious.

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or shortening
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 4 chopped apples (Granny Smith, Gala, or Rome apples work well)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup brown sugar


Make the Dough
Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder together. Cut in the solid butter with a knife or a pastry knife. Add the milk and mix thoroughly.

Roll the Dough
Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured pastry board or other clean, smooth surface. Roll out to a 1/4" thick, rectangular shape. Brush with the melted butter. Top with the apples. Mix together 1 cup of sugar and the cinnamon, and sprinkle the combination over the dough and apples. Roll up the dough, starting at the wide end, like a jelly roll. Cut into 1 1/2" thick slices.

Bake the Rolls
Sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar over the bottom of a well-greased 12" round pan. Arrange the rolls, cut side down, in the pan. Bake in a 425 F. oven for 40 minutes, or until lightly brown.

Makes 8 servings.

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