Is it possible we’re already in the month of March? I know I complained about January dragging on forever, but February literally was over before it started. Can someone please help me get a grasp on how fast time is moving?
My family and I have slowly been hitting our stride down here in Selma. After the busyness we endured toward the end of last year, I’m so grateful to feel like we’re arriving at some normalcy. I’ve also reached the more fun part of this third pregnancy. At 22 weeks along, I’m no longer experiencing morning sickness and my energy has perked back up again. We’ve entered the sweet stage where we can feel the baby move pretty regularly, we found out its gender (IT’S A GIRL!), and we’re beginning to be able to envision our life as a family of 5. It’s not lost on me what an incredible gift this is that we’ve been given, and I hope you all will remind me of that if and when things start getting overwhelming. I can’t wait to meet this little beauty.
Over the coming days (124 of them, but who’s counting?), I look forward to sharing more about the preparations for Baby Girl 2.0, but for now I think it’s time to scoot on over to the food portion of today’s post. I know you’re all here for the apple cinnamon rolls, right? (Raises hand.)
I am thrilled to be partnering with Stemilt Growers over the coming year as a member of their Kitchen Council! Stemilt is is a leading Washington state grower, packer, and shipper of fruit including apples, pears, cherries, and more. Each quarter, I’ll be developing recipes for their blog using their best in-season fruits. This month, I got my hands on their piñata apples, a crisp pink and golden fruit with sweet and juicy centers. Because St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, I thought readers may enjoy an Irish, booze-inspired morning treat, and these apple cinnamon rolls are what I came up with.
The dough here is my favorite base recipe. You can prep these rolls with this dough overnight and bake them fresh the following morning, or you can opt to bake them right away! It’s so adaptable. The filling, brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped piñata apples, oozes a sweet and spicy filling when baked and the little apple bit hold up well in the oven. To finish it all off, we top the rolls with an Irish cream and cream cheese frosting. It’s sweet, tangy, and barely boozy, and it stays soft and creamy even a day later.
These apple cinnamon rolls are a festive take on the classic breakfast treat. Make them this month as a lazy Saturday treat or even to snack on all week long. A pastry this indulgent definitely can qualify as dessert, so don’t let yourself be limited to those wee morning hours of consumption. Check out the recipe and ingredients list at the link below on Stemilt’s blog and be sure to tune in later this week for another recipe and post!
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