For the filling you will need vegan caramel sauce (you will also reserve some of this for drizzling over the rolls). Pour the contents of the sweetened condensed milk into a glass mason jar and cover tightly with tin foil (do not screw on a lid). Place the jar into pot and fill the pot with water until the water is above the sweetened condensed milk line and then bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to simmer for 3 hours, adding water as needed so it never goes below the milk line. You can prepare this up to one week in advance and store it in the refrigerator. You can also make this the same way in an instant pot in 40 minutes.
Add 2 cups of the flour, yeast, cane sugar and salt to a bowl of a mixer and combine. Once combined, add in the melted butter and warm almond milk and whisk until smooth. Attach a dough or hook attachment and turn on low speed. Slowly add the remaining flour until a dough starts to form. Cover the dough and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Dust a large piece of parchment paper with flour and roll out the dough into a large rectangle. Spread the room temperature butter in a thin layer over the dough leaving about a half inch around the edges. Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon over the butter and then top with the apple pieces. Drizzle 1/2 cup of the caramel over the apple pieces and then tightly roll up the dough starting on the wider side. Use a sharp knife to cut the log into 10 evenly sized pieces. Place the pieces into a baking dish prepared with parchment paper or non stick sprayabout half inch apart. Cover and let the rolls rise in a warm place OR you can chill the rolls overnight and let them rise in the morning. If making them immediately, I like to turn my oven to 200 F and then turn it off and crack the door and let the rolls rise in there. After 30 minutes, turn the oven to 350 F and bake the rolls for 20-22 minutes.
Once you pull the rolls from the oven, whisk together the powdered sugar, almond milk and vanilla until you have a smooth glaze. Pour the glaze over the warm rolls and then drizzle with more caramel and serve.
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