These sticky buns look like you have been working in the kitchen for hours, but no . . . this is a semi-homemade recipe from Sandra Lee of the Food Network. Don't they look delicious?
I will be experimenting with this recipe and making it a bit easier by using canned pie filling instead of fresh apples. I'll update this post when I do!
- 1 Granny Smith apple
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 2 (8-count) tubes refrigerated cinnamon rolls
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 to 2 teaspoons water
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Generously butter a 12-count muffin tin.
Peel, core and dice the apples into 1/2-inch cubes. In a medium bowl stir together the diced apples with the walnuts and brown sugar.
Divide the apple mixture evenly into the muffin tin. Put 12 cinnamon buns, cinnamon side up, on top of the apple mixture. Put the muffin tin on a baking sheet and bake until the tops are golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove the muffin tin from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Put a clean baking sheet on top of the muffin tin and flip to remove the sticky buns.
In a small bowl, combine the vanilla frosting with the pumpkin pie spice and 1 to 2 teaspoons of water. Mix until very thick and of pourable consistency. Drizzle over buns and serve.
Source: Food Network