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Apple Rolls



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 4 cups pared thinly sliced apples
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  1. Sift flour, measure, and sift with baking powder and salt.
  2. Cut in shortening with 2 spatulas.
  3. Add milk, Mix quickly and lightly.
  4. Turn onto lightly floured board. Roll in oblong sheet 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Brush with melted butter.
  6. Cover with apples.
  7. Sprinkle with 1 cup brown sugar and the cinnamon which have been mixed.
  8. Roll like a jellyroll. Cut into 1 1/2-inch thick slices.
  9. Sprinkle the additional 1/4 cup brown sugar over bottom of well-oiled pan.
  10. Place rolls, cut down, in pan.
  11. Bake in hot oven (425 degrees F) for about 40 minutes.

Yield: 8 rolls

Source: Household Searchlight Cookbook, 1940s


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