Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 1
| Published on March 4, 2024
Cinnamon roll apple pie is the dream pastry for those who dream of apples and toasty cinnamon rolls together. Fresh spiced apples are nestled in a multi-grain walnut pie crust and topped with rolled cinnamon buns, to create a decadent dessert, especially when accompanied by the remaining vanilla bean icing and/or ice cream.
Utensils Breakfast
Globe New American
20
ingredients
11
steps
90
minutes
Chef Susie is a cookbook author, chocolatier, pastry chef and culinary educator with more than a decade of experience teaching and running an artisan chocolate business, which has been featured on the Food Network. Prior to beginning her culinary career, Chef Susie worked as a TV executive at three of the Big Four networks. She is now the author of three books, the latest based on her award-winning culinary travel blog.

Ingredients

Servings:
8
For the Multigrain Pie Dough
1 1/2 cup(s)
whole wheat flour
2 cup(s)
all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
sea salt or kosher salt
1/2 cup(s)
unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup(s)
old fashioned oats
3/4 cup(s)
chopped walnuts, divided
1
12-ounce can of cinnamon buns
For the Apple Pie Filling
5
apples, peeled and sliced into ¼-inch pieces, see notes 1
1/2 cup(s)
dark brown sugar
1 tsp
salt
2 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1 tbsp
butter
For the Vanilla Bean Icing
1 1/2 cup(s)
powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 cup(s)
unsalted butter, softened
1-2 tbsp
whole or 2% milk
2
fresh vanilla beans, scraped and seeded, see notes 2
1
pinch of salt
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Directions 11 steps | 90 Minutes

Step 1

Prepare the multigrain pie dough. In the bowl of an electric food processor, combine the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, sea salt, unsalted butter, oatmeal and ¼ cup of walnuts. Reserve the other ½ cup of walnuts for topping. Pulse about five to six times until a rough dough comes together. (See notes 3.)

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe: Prepare the multigrain pie dough.
Step 2

Remove the dough and place it in a gallon-sized plastic bag. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes. 

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe: Remove the dough and place it in a gallon-sized plastic bag.
Step 3

Meanwhile, prepare the apple pie filling. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the sliced apples, dark brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves and butter. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe: Meanwhile, prepare the apple pie filling.
Step 4

When the apples are lightly softened, remove them from the heat and drain about half of the liquid. Allow the apples to cool to room temperature.

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe: When the apples are lightly softened, remove them from the heat and drain about half of the liquid.
Step 5

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove the pie dough from the refrigerator and roll it to a ½-inch thickness. 

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe: Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Step 6

Transfer the pie dough into a 9-inch pie pan. 

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe: Transfer the pie dough into a 9-inch pie pan.
Step 7

Place the apple filling into the pie dough. 

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe: Place the apple filling into the pie dough.
Step 8

Remove the cinnamon rolls from their can and use a rolling pin to flatten each one. (See notes 4.)

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe: Remove the cinnamon rolls from their can and use a rolling pin to flatten each one.
Step 9

Place the flattened cinnamon rolls over the apples to form a top crust. Pinch the edges together. Bake until the top and bottom crusts are golden brown, about 45 minutes. 

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe: Place the flattened cinnamon rolls over the apples to form a top crust.
Step 10

While the pie bakes, prepare the vanilla bean icing. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, softened butter, milk, vanilla beans and salt. 

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe: While the pie bakes, prepare the vanilla bean icing.
Step 11

Let the pie cool. Spoon the pre-made icing from the cinnamon rolls over the top and pour the vanilla bean icing over the pie. Top with reserved walnuts, if desired. Serve and enjoy!

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe: Let the pie cool.

Notes:

  1. Apples such as Granny Smith, Cortland, or Fuji work well here.
  2. Two vanilla beans can be substituted for 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract.
  3. Store-bought pie dough, refrigerated or frozen, works for this recipe.
  4. Homemade cinnamon roll dough can also be used.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
863
FAT
44.5 g
PROTEIN
11.1 g
CARBS
110 g
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Carmela G.

Carmela

Cozymeal Team Member

04 Mar 2024

A must-try recipe for Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie. Easy to make with its step-by-step instructions.

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Carmela G.

07 Mar 2024

I'm so glad you like it! I like the whole-grain crust with all the sweetness!