Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie

I mean they’re both delicious separately, so why not combine them. This apple pie will have you drooling just be looking at them! 
I got a request from a family member to make this pie for Thanksgiving and I figured why not; what better way to mix things up on Thanksgiving than to try out a new apple pie recipe!
Now enough talking, let’s get to the goods.

Ingredients

  • 5 green apples
  • 2 cans of cinnamon rolls*
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

*Note: I used the regular sized cinnamon rolls. If you choose to use the jumbo-sized cinnamon rolls, then you will need to cut each cinnamon roll in half before rolling them out.

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray your pie dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Core, peel and slice the apples and place them in a medium-large sized bowl.
  3. Mix sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch into the apples. Make sure you combine everything thoroughly so that all the apple slices are coated.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the cinnamon rolls until thin.
    • I suggest trying to not only roll them out flat but try to make them large as well. The goal is to use one can for the bottom and one for the top, so roll them to shape as necessary.
  5. Line the bottom of the pie dish with the cinnamon rolls to make a bottom crust.
    • Press together any overlap between rolls to ensure that the crust is sealed.
  6. Fill the dish with the apples and then cover with the remaining cinnamon rolls.
    • When you are covering the top, try to avoid excessive overlap of cinnamon rolls to avoid having an uncooked top crust and overcooked bottom.
  7. Crimp the edges of the pie crust by pinching them together, or rolling the bottom over the top, if you have sufficient excess to do so.
  8. Bake, covered with foil, for 40 minutes and then baked uncovered for about 10-15 minutes, until the top begins to get lightly browned.
  9. Remove the pie from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before drizzling with icing.

Are you drooling yet?

Test Kitchen: Opinion and Changes

As mentioned previously, a family member found this recipe on Facebook and insisted I try it. The recipe itself is from Tasty. Most people probably see and watch those Tasty videos all the time, but I doubt most people actually try it. In terms of changes, I used the regular cinnamon rolls rather than the jumbo ones, but that wasn’t specified in the recipe itself. I actually didn’t realize that they used jumbo ones until I saw that they said to cut them in half, which wasn’t necessary in my case. Besides this, the only other thing I had to adjust was the baking time, which is why I gave the warning about excess overlap.

What’s your favorite type of apple pie? Let me know in the comments below.

 

Happy Baking!

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