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Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Makes

8 servings

Apples and cinnamon go together like peanut butter and jelly. It's no wonder my kids love this scrumptious cinnamon roll apple pie recipe that uses a shortcut ingredient to make a deliciously fun crust. —Barbara Curran, Lebanon, New Jersey

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (12.4 ounces) refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
  • FILLING:
  • 5 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples (about 5 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Refrigerate icing from cinnamon rolls. Separate cinnamon rolls; press onto bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Bake 7-9 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven setting to 350°.
  2. For filling, in a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. In a small bowl, mix sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add to apple mixture; toss to coat. Pour filling into prepared crust.
  3. For topping, in a small bowl, mix cracker crumbs, brown sugar and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling. Bake 40-45 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is golden brown. Cover top loosely with foil during the last 15 minutes if needed to prevent overbrowning. Remove foil. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. Just before serving, place reserved icing in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave, uncovered, 10 seconds or until softened. Drizzle over pie.
Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Tips

What kind of apples should you use to make Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie?

There are many apple varieties that work well in baked apple desserts. Because this pie recipe calls for tart apples, we’d recommend Granny Smith, but feel free to experiment after referencing our list of the best apples for apple pies.

How can you make Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie your own?

If you don’t love cinnamon rolls, simply make this recipe with a regular single pie crust instead. Roll it out, flute and parbake for 10 minutes or until set. On the flip side, if you can’t get enough cinnamon, add a bit of the spice to the prepared icing that came with the store-bought cinnamon rolls.

How should you store Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie?

Because this apple pie filling contains sugar, you can store it at room temperature for up to 2 days. After that, store it in the fridge for another 2 days. Learn more about when you need to refrigerate apple pie.

Lauren Pahmeier, Taste of Home Associate Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 369 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 399mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.