The combination of apple and cinnamon rolls make Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie. Change your classic apple recipe and make with canned cinnamon rolls.

Cinnamon roll apple pie in a pie pan

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe:

This Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie combines two of favorite things, apple pie and cinnamon rolls. The flavors of the apple and cinnamon will gives this pie an amazing flavor.

There is no need to make a pie crust or use a premade crust as the canned cinnamon rolls takes care of all that. The cinnamon roll crust takes this pie to the next level. The pie is completed with an amazing drizzle of the cream cheese frosting.

Impress your family and friends this holiday season and make these simple ingredient apple pie recipe. This makes a perfect holiday dessert or served with your morning coffee. If you love easy pies, make Salted Caramel Apple Pie Recipe.

Cinnamon roll apple pie a slice on a plate

What is Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie?

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie is going to be your favorite apple pie recipe. It starts with canned cinnamon rolls. These cinnamon covers your top and bottom crust for the pie.

The apples are sliced and mixed with simple pantry ingredients and then topped onto the cinnamon roll bottom crust. Then the top layer of cinnamon rolls is placed on the seasoned apples and then baked until golden brown.

This pie turns out perfectly and served with a drizzle of the frosting that came with the cinnamon rolls.

For individual apple pies, place the cinnamon rolls in a muffin tin with the apple filling.

Cinnamon roll apple pie a slice on a plate

Best Apples for Apple Pie:

When picking an apple for this recipe, you want to pick on that is not overly sweet and that will not turn to mush when baking. We like granny smith apples, but you can also use the following:

  • Honeycrisp
  • Jonathan
  • Winesap
Ingredients needed - cinnamon rolls, granny smith, lemon juice, sugar, salt, ground cinnamon, cornstarch

Ingredients: 

  • Cinnamon Rolls (8 count each) 
  • Granny Smith Apples, peeled and sliced into thin slices 
  • Lemon Juice 
  • Sugar – You can also use brown sugar if you prefer.
  • Salt  
  • Ground Cinnamon 
  • Cornstarch 

How to Make Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe: 

  • Prepare the Oven and Pie Pan – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a pie pan with a non-stick cooking spray. 
  • Prepare the Cinnamon Rolls – Open the cinnamon rolls and set the icing aside. Then cut each of the cinnamon roll dough in half (to make 2 thinner cinnamon rolls).  Sprinkle flour on a working surface and use a rolling pin to roll out the cinnamon rolls with flour to make them thin. 
  • Add the bottom layer to the pan – Layer the bottom of the pie pan with the cinnamon rolls to create the bottom of the pie. Then bake for 5-7 minutes to cook the bottom crust slightly. 
The process of preparing the cinnamon rolls
  • Coat Apples with lemon juice and seasoning – Place the apples and lemon juice in a large bowl and toss to make sure that the apples are coated in the lemon juice.  Then add in the sugar and cinnamon, salt and cornstarch.  Toss the apples to coat them with these ingredients. 
  • Add apples to pie pan – Then add the apple pie filling mixture in the pie pan and layer the rest of the cinnamon rolls on top of the pie to make the top crust.  Pinch together any holes and gently press the crust onto the bottom layer of cinnamon roll so that they are pinched together. 
  • Cover and Bake – Cover the entire pie with foil and bake for 35 more minutes.  Then remove the foil and bake for 10 more minutes to brown the top of the pie. 
The process of making cinnamon roll apple pie
  • Cool Pie – Allow the pie to cool at room temperature. 
  • Top with Frosting – Once the pie is cool, drizzle with the frosting that came in the cinnamon roll packages. 
  • Serve and Enjoy – Then the pie is ready to slice, serve and enjoy
Cinnamon roll apple pie a slice on a plate

What type of Cinnamon Rolls do you use?

I used the original Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls for this recipe and it worked great. But any type of canned cinnamon rolls will work great. I have even used the cheap ones and you could not tell the difference.

What is Apple Pie A Al Mode?

Apple Pie a Al Mode is a fancy way to say apple pie with ice cream. Our favorite way to serve this pie is to serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Cinnamon roll apple pie a slice on a plate

Topping Ideas for Apple Cinnamon Roll Pie:

  • Whipped Cream. Dollop whipped cream on top of each serving. Try making homemade whipped cream.
  • Vanilla Ice Cream. This makes such a decadent dessert.
  • Caramel Sauce. Drizzle a little caramel on top.
  • Powdered Sugar. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top.
  • Fried Apples. For even more apple flavor, top the cinnamon rolls with fried apples.
Cinnamon roll apple pie in a pie pan

Does Apple Pie need to be Refrigerated?

Refrigerate any leftover pie covered for up to 5 days.  Reheat in the microwave to enjoy any leftover slices of the pie. 

Cinnamon roll apple pie in a pie pan

Can you make this Pie ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this pie ahead of time. This is the perfect pie to make for all your holiday gathering. Make the Apple Pie up to 4 days in advance, but make sure to place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Cinnamon roll apple pie in a pie pan

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Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie

5 from 1 vote
The combination of apple and cinnamon rolls make Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie. Your apple pie will never be the same when made with cinnamon rolls.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 309
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 2 cans Cinnamon Rolls 8 count each
  • 5 Granny Smith Apples peeled and sliced into thin slices
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a pie pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Open the cinnamon rolls and set the icing aside. Then cut each of the cinnamon rolls in half (to make 2 thinner cinnamon rolls).  Sprinkle flour on a working surface and use a rolling pin to roll out the cinnamon rolls with flour to make them thin.
  • Layer the bottom of the pie pan with the cinnamon rolls to create the bottom of the pie. Then bake for 5-7 minutes to cook the bottom crust slightly.
  • Place the apples and lemon juice in a large bowl and toss to make sure that the apples are coated in the lemon juice.  Then add in the sugar, salt, cinnamon and cornstarch.  Toss the apples to coat them with these ingredients.
  • Then add the apple mixture in the pie pan and layer the rest of the cinnamon rolls on top of the pie to make the top crust.  Pinch together any holes and gently press the crust onto the bottom layer of cinnamon roll so that they are pinched together.
  • Cover the entire pie with foil and bake for 35 more minutes.  Then remove the foil and bake for 10 more minutes to brown the top of the pie.
  • Allow the pie to cool at room temperature.
  • Once the pie is cool, drizzle with the frosting that came in the cinnamon roll packages.
  • Then the pie is ready to slice, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I used the original Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls for this recipe and it worked great. 
Refrigerate any leftover pie covered for up to 5 days.  Reheat in the microwave to enjoy any leftover slices of the pie. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 309kcal, Carbohydrates 58g, Protein 3g, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 1g, Sodium 481mg, Potassium 125mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 37g, Vitamin A 62IU, Vitamin C 6mg, Calcium 10mg, Iron 1mg

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