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Caramelized Apple Brioche Dinner Rolls

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Servings: 16


  • 1/2 cup Warm Whole Milk
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Cane Sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp. Active Dried Yeast
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 3 3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

For the Caramelized Cinnamon Apples:

  • 3 cups Honeycrisp Apples, finely diced
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup Honey or Maple Syrup


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the warm milk and sugar. Add in the active dried yeast and give it a quick stir. Set aside for 5-10 minutes, until foamy and doubled in size.
  • Add the eggs one at a time into the mixing bowl, then add in the olive oil. Once the mixture is creamy, slowly add in the flour. Knead the dough in the stand mixer on a low speed for 5-10 minutes, until smooth.
  • Place the dough into a lightly greased bowl and cover with a tea towel for 1-2 hours, or until doubled in size.
  • In the meantime, begin making the caramelized cinnamon apples by heating up the diced apples, cinnamon, and honey in a pan over medium high heat. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent any burning. Allow the apples to cool completely.
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Place the risen dough on a nonstick surface, then evenly cut it into 16 pieces. Flatten each piece, then fill with about 1 tablespoon of the caramelized apples. Wrap the dough around the caramelized apples and pinch/twist together at the end (watch video). Place seam-side down on the baking pan. Repeat with remaining dough pieces.
  • Cover the baking pan with a tea towel and allow the brioche rolls to rise for 20 minutes.
  • Brush with an egg wash and sprinkle with swedish sugar pearls.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown.