Cinnamon roll crust, crumb topping , homemade apple filling in between… BEST. PIE. EVER
We are heading into my favorite time of the year! I can feel it coming with the cooler weather and the leaves are starting to change. I love fall baking and I especially love anything that has to do with apples. And caramel. And cinnamon rolls. When these three things are combined…..You have one amazing treat!
Warning: this APPLE PIE will make you want to toss the recipe for Grandma’s tried and true, mile-high crowd pleaser out the window!
The crust of this Apple Pie is made with refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls — yes, Cinnamon Rolls. And, the Cinnamon Roll crust coupled with warm, baked apples, fall spices and crumb topping is truly a match made in autumn heaven. It was so much fun to make that I almost forgot to take some of photos in the process!
Plus, you’ll love how easy it is to make! Simply stew the apples, combine them with cut-up cinnamon rolls, sprinkle with crumb topping, bake and drizzle with homemade cinnamon roll icing.
Just look at this beauty fresh out of the oven. It filled my house with an amazing cinnamon apple smell. And it’s healthy because it contains apples… Right?
- 1 can cinnamon rolls
- 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons flour, divided
- 1¼ cup brown sugar, divided
- 1½ teaspoon cinnamon, divided
- 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2-3 teaspoons milk
- Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C and spray a pie dish with nonstick oil.
- In a large bowl, toss the apple slices with the 2 tbsp of flour, ¼ cup of sugar, and cinnamon until evenly coated.
- Slice cinnamon rolls into ½ to ¼-inch rounds, and roll out it with flour until thin.
- Layer the bottom of the pie dish with the flattened cinnamon rolls to create a crust. Make sure there are no spaces between the rolls.
- Pour the apples into the crust. It will mound up and almost seem to be overflowing.
- In a medium bowl, combine the butter, 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of brown sugar and ½ tsp cinnamon until crumbly. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the apples.
- Cover lightly with foil and bake for 40 minutes. (My oven tends to brown things easily)
- Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes uncovered.
- Allow the pie to cool and make the icing.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and milk.
- Transfer the icing to a pastry bag or a plastic bag with the corner cut off, and drizzle with icing.
- Slice, then serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce!