Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie
Question: How did pumpkin pie become the default holiday pie? Seriously, pumpkin just has a really good PR rep right? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not too terribly picky about pie, but sometimes I think enough is enough. (Usually I have this thought when I’m staring at 5 pumpkin pies on the dessert table.) LOL! Anyway, if you’re with me, I’ve got a new pie recipe I think would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving lineup: Cinnamon roll apple pie.
This cinnamon roll apple pie is definitely autumn appropriate. I mean, hello, apples and cinnamon? Plus, it’s super easy. The prep time involved with making a cinnamon roll apple pie is minimal and it requires just 12 steps. (One of which is enjoying the cinnamon roll apple pie which I assure you is not difficult at all!)
Plus, this cinnamon roll apple pie is unique. It’s like cinnamon rolls and apple pie had a delicious baby. I love the fact that instead of “traditional” pie crust you have cinnamon rolls as your crust as they tend to be less crumbly, have more flavor, and absorb some of the tasty juice from the apples. Trust me, when you serve this cinnamon roll apple pie there will not be any leftovers!
I would say that this cinnamon roll apple pie is certainly budget friendly. The most expensive ingredient is the cinnamon rolls and you can usually find a coupon for them (especially if you start looking well ahead of time). Actually, if you’re trying to save money at the grocery store I recommend planning all of your meals, including Thanksgiving dinner, in advance. Having a menu plan can help you know what coupons and deals to look for. With that in mind, here are some easy (and tasty!) dishes you may want to serve up this Thanksgiving along with the cinnamon roll apple pie:
- Meat, cheese, & cracker turkey platter – You almost have to serve this one cause the name is so fun to say. 🙂
- Pecan pie bark – This recipe is a fun twist on traditional pecan pie.
- Turkey cheeseball – This cheeseball is so cute you almost won’t be able to bring yourself to devour it. Almost.
Now, what you’ve been waiting for, pie! (More specifically, cinnamon roll apple pie.)
2 8ct. cans of cinnamon rolls with icing
5-6 medium sized Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Wash, peel, and slice apples.
3. Add apple slices, cinnamon, sugar, and cornstarch to a large bowl, mix well, and set aside.
4. Slice half of the cinnamon rolls (1 can) in half thickness wise, arrange together in a circle, and use a rolling pin to roll together.
5. Repeat step 4 with the remaining cinnamon rolls.
6. Grease a pie pan with a nonstick cooking spray and place one cinnamon roll sheet on the bottom of the pan.
7. Pour apple mixture onto cinnamon roll sheet.
8. Cover apple mixture with the other cinnamon roll sheet.
Tip: Use your fingers to pinch together the sides and any holes.
9. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes or until the center is cooked thoroughly.
10. Remove the cinnamon roll apple pie from the oven and allow to cool for about 30 minutes.
11. Drizzle the top of the cinnamon roll apple pie with icing.
Tip: If you can handle any additional sweetness, serve this cinnamon roll apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
As mentioned above, this cinnamon roll apple pie would make a great addition to your holiday dinner lineup. If you need some additional food inspiration to get you ready for the holidays, be sure to follow Freebie Finding Mom’s Decadent Desserts and Thanksgiving Recipes Pinterest boards.