Cinnamon Scrolls with Apple, Black Garlic & Honey

Cinnamon Scrolls with Apple Black Garlic and Honey

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The sweet aroma of these Cinnamon Scrolls with Apple, Black Garlic and Honey is irresistible, try stopping a just one.

Fill your house with the delicious aroma of baking apples and honey. Then enjoy the crisp and flaky sweet pastries straight from the oven.

What is Black Garlic and how does it blend with honey in a sweet dish?

Black garlic is a unique and prized ingredient that undergoes a transformative process through fermentation / caramalization. It’s created by slowly cooking the bulbs in an oven for an extended period with controlled heat and humidity. This natural process causing them to turn black and develop a soft, sticky texture. Black garlic has a distinct flavour profile that’s significantly different from fresh garlic, with notes of caramel, molasses, and balsamic vinegar. The taste is rich, sweet yet savoury.

The combination of honey and black garlic can add a unique and delicious twist to a sweet pastry. Honey is a natural sweetener with a distinct floral flavour, while black garlic offers a savoury and slightly sweet taste with hints of caramel and balsamic notes. When these two ingredients are blended, they create a rich and complex flavour profile that can elevate the taste of a pastry. The resulting sweet pastries will have a harmonious balance of flavours that makes a unique and memorable culinary experience.

Cinnamon Scrolls with Apple, Black Garlic & Honey are Irresistible

Are Cinnamon Scrolls a breakfast or a dessert?

These delicious pasties can be enjoyed all day long.

Try them for breakfast with some fresh fruit. Adjust the honey if you’d like to cut down on the sweetness and allow the black garlic to shine.

For the ultimate indulgence serve them for dessert, piping hot straight from the oven with a scoop of icecream.

Or if you have visitors popping in for afternoon tea – no problem. These scrolls take 5-10 minutes to prepare then pop them in the oven while you’re making a cuppa.

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Cinnamon Scrolls with Apple, Black Garlic and Honey

Cinnamon Scrolls with Apple, Black Garlic and Honey

Versatile black garlic adds a twist to a delicious sweet treat. The combination of black garlic and honey is healthy and so yummy too.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Afternoon tea, Breakfast, Snack
Keyword: black garlic and honey, Cinnamon Scrolls
Servings: 8


  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 baking tray
  • 1 sharp knife


  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 1 large granny smith apple (or 2 small apples)
  • 1 teaspn cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 teaspn black garlic puree
  • 20 gms slithered almonds
  • milk to glaze
  • icing sugar to dust


  • remove puff pastry sheets from freezer and lay flat
  • peel, core apples and dice into small pieces
  • place apples into a mixing bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon
  • blend honey and black garlic together then add to apples with almond slithers
  • spread mixture evenly over puff pastry sheets leaving a boarder along the top and bottom (long side)
  • brush a little water on the top boarder to ensure pastry forms a seal
  • roll up into a long sausage finishing at the top boarder, sealed edge down
  • brush with milk to form a nice glaze
  • slice each roll into 10 to 12 slices and lay flat on baking tray cut side down
  • bake 180C 20 mins or until pastry is golden
  • remove from oven, cool slightly, dust with icing sugar and serve warm


Cinnamon Scrolls with Apple, Black Garlic and Honey

Top tips:
I recommend cutting the apple into small pieces as this makes the slicing of each scroll easier giving sharp edges to the pastry.
Carefully spoon left over juices over the scrolls before baking.
Variations:- Substitute slithered almonds with chopped walnuts or pecans.  Or add a handful of raisins for an extra fruity flavour.  If you are a chocolate lover try adding some chocolate chips for a decadent treat.
Storing Baked Scrolls:-  Room temperature for 1 to 2 days. Refrigerated for 1 week.  Freezer for up to 2 months.
* Gluten free and Vegan puff pastry can be found in major supermarkets.
Cinnamon Scrolls Calories:- One serving of these cinnamon scrolls with apple black garlic and honey contains approximately 400 calories. While these scrolls are not exactly low in calories, they are packed with nutrients and offer a satisfying snack that will keep you full and energized.

Tips for working with Puff Pastry

The key to working with puff pastry is not to let it become too soft. Soft puff is difficult to roll, and the butter within the dough begins to melt. (You want that butter not to melt until it hits the high heat of your oven, where it will steam and create all those delicious buttery layers.) The good news is that there is an easy fix if you have left your puff pastry out on the counter too long. Just pop it into the fridge until it is cold and carry on. 

How to make Cinnamon Scrolls with Apple, Black Garlic & Honey
How to make Cinnamon Scrolls with Apple, Black Garlic & Honey

Cinnamon Scrolls with Apple, Black Garlic and Honey

Common Questions & Problems

Why did my cinnamon rolls turn out hard?

Be careful of over-baking, it’ll cause them to become dry and hard. Cinnamon rolls should be lightly golden on the outside.

How do you keep cinnamon rolls moist when baking?

Make sure the dough is well-hydrated, If the dough is too dry, it can result in dry and dense cinnamon rolls.

Is it bad to let cinnamon rolls rise too long?

Yeast-based dough needs adequate time to rise, but if left to rise excessively, it can cause the rolls to become overly airy and dry.

How tight should the Cinnamon Scrolls be rolled

Try to aim for a moderately tight roll. Start by spreading the apple filling evenly over the sheet of pastry, leaving a small boarder along the long sides. Begin rolling from one of the long sides. As you roll ensure it is firm but not too tight, or the filling will ooze out the ends. A moderate roll will help create a defined swirl. Avoid rolling too loosely, as it can unravel or the pastry may collapse and become misshapen when cooking.

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Honey and Black Garlic

Honey and black garlic come together in a unique pairing that offers a delightful blend of sweetness and umami. The floral notes and viscosity of honey complement the caramelized, slightly tangy taste of black garlic, creating a depth of flavour that is both intriguing and delicious. The contrasting elements of sweetness and umami in this pairing come together to provide a versatile combination that can be used in sweet and savoury dishes, adding a distinct and sophisticated twist to many dishes.

Cinnamon and Apple

The warm, aromatic spice of cinnamon complements the sweet and slightly tart flavours of apples, creating a harmonious balance that tantalizes the taste buds. Cinnamon’s earthy and slightly sweet notes enhance the natural sweetness of apples, while its distinct aroma adds a comforting and cosy element to dishes. Whether used in pies, crumbles, sauces, or even in warm beverages, the combination of cinnamon and apple creates a nostalgic and comforting flavour profile that is both comforting and satisfying.

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Cinnamon Scrolls with Apple, Black Garlic and Honey

These scrolls are listed in my recipe book as ‘Treats in a hurry’. Quick and easy to make with a few basic pantry ingredients, they are delectable and an ultimate crowd pleaser. Indulge yourself guilt free with these healthy ingredients – apple, cinnamon, black garlic and honey all rolled into one.

Happy baking.

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