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Caramel Apple Buns

Caramel Apple Buns
A different kind of sticky bun. Apple juice and cinnamon in a one-rise dough, finished with a gooey nutty caramel topping.
Yield 24 buns



  • 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Platinum Yeast
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 large egg


  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts


  • In stand mixer bowl, combine 1 1/4 cups flour, yeast, sugar, cinnamon and salt; mix well. In saucepan or microwave-safe dish, heat apple juice, water and butter until warm (120-130°F; butter does not need to melt). Add to flour mixture. Add egg. Using paddle attachment, blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Gradually stir in enough of remaining flour to make a stiff batter.
  • Prepare topping: In saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup; heat and stir until blended. Add nuts. Spoon topping into greased muffin pan cups. Spoon batter over topping. Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Cover pans with foil and invert onto rack. Let sit for one minute; remove pans and place on wire rack to cool.


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Review & Comments

Barb Hemesath | Reply

I don’t have access to Platinum yeast and I use regular?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Barb – Yes, you can use Red Star active dry or Quick-Rise yeast, substitute 1-for-1. Keep an eye on the dough as rise times may vary.
Happy baking!

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