What do you get when you marry two amazing desserts? The BEST pie ever! You’ve got to try this Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie recipe because it’s insanely delicious. It has a nice thick layer of traditional apple pie on the bottom and then it’s topped with a layer of miniature cinnamon rolls. Getting both, together in one bite, is the perfect dessert harmony. It’s a fantastic Thanksgiving dessert idea that blows everyone away.
When I realized that cinnamon rolls were a fantastic pairing for so many fall flavors, I started using them all over the place! It started with my Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Pie recipe and just escalated from there. You might say I’ve gone a bit crazy with the cinnamon rolls, but it’s a tasty topping and I love how unique it is.
How To Make A Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie
I’m all about keeping things super easy. You don’t have to jump through hoops in order to have a delicious dessert that everyone enjoys. The cinnamon rolls are refrigerated and the pie crust is store-bought already made. Of course, you’re more than welcome to make a homemade pie crust, but why go through all of the trouble. Especially if you’re cooking on Thanksgiving – use some shortcuts.
What To Serve With Your Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie
Honestly, this pie just speaks for itself. You don’t need to serve anything with it, but there are few pairings that just work naturally. Make a fresh pot of coffee, have some homemade whipped cream ready to go and vanilla ice cream. I make several pies for Thanksgiving and have the whipped cream and ice cream available to anyone who wants to add it.
Want to make a custom dessert table for Thanksgiving? It’s easy to set up a beautiful set of pies that everyone can enjoy. Personally, I like a little slice of every dessert for my holiday (no shame here). Here are some great ideas:
Tips For Making Your Perfect Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie
- Make sure your pie crust is thawed before unrolling. I like to use the Pillsbury brand of pie crust.
- Watch the edge of your pie crust while it’s baking. If it looks like it’s browning too much, cover the edges with aluminum foil.
- For the beautiful whipped cream edging, use a piping bag and tip set.
What You’ll Need From The Grocery Store:
- Ground Cinnamon
- Kosher Salt
- Unsalted Butter
- Pre-made Pie Crust (refrigerated section)
- Package of Cinnamon Rolls With Cinnamon Icing
- Powdered Sugar
- Whole Milk
- Piping Bag With Star Tip
- 5 Cup Chopped Apple (peeled)
- 3 Tbsp Sugar
- 3 Tbsp Flour
- 2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
- ¼ Tsp Kosher Salt
- 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter (cubed)
- 1 Pre-made Refrigerated Pie Crust
- 1 5.7 Package of Cinnamon Rolls
- Cinnamon Icing:
- 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1-3 Tbsp Whole Milk
- 1 Disposable Piping Bag
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees and spray a 9in deep pie dish with baking spray.
- In medium bowl, mix together the apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt,
and bourbon. Mix together.
- Unroll the pie crust, and place into a 9in deep pie pan. Pour the apple mixture into the pie shell.
- Place the butter over the apple mixture. Place pie onto a cookie sheet. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 450 and then bring the oven temp down to 350 degrees, continue baking for 30-45 minutes or until the
center is set and the edges are a nice golden brown.
- Remove from oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes. Remove cinnamon rolls from can and place onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Following the directions on the pan, bake the cinnamon rolls as recommended.
- Once they are baked, allow to cool for 5 minutes before placing them
onto the top of the apple pie.
For The Cinnamon icing:
- Using a small bowl, whisk all ingredients together until combined and smooth.
- Pour into a piping bag. Cut the tip and drizzle the icing over the pie. Cut and serve!
- Refrigerate the apple pie leftovers. Let it thaw before warming in the microwave.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 495Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 742mgCarbohydrates: 83gFiber: 5gSugar: 43gProtein: 5g
**Nutrition is provided by a third party. Actual values may vary.