Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie

Cinnamon Apple Pie is Not Pretty When ServedWant a new take on an old favorite? If so, try this cinnamon roll apple pie. The crust actually looks like it’s made of cinnamon rolls! It looks so tasty! As with all my recent recipes, it is also quite easy to make it organically. Since I really like food. Especially sweet treats. This is important.

Very important.

What’s the Scoop on this Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie, You Ask?

The story behind this pie is a little different, but not uncommon for me. I had signed up to bring a pie to a church Pioneer Day function… Or maybe Lala signed me up to bring it. Either way, I was on the hook. However, I don’t want to bring something I can’t eat, and I don’t normally bake pies. So, off I went, browsing the internet for something that sounded interesting and could be adapted to be organic without too much fuss. And I found a great recipe! It’s a new take on apple pie and I really would like to share it with you. I found the original recipe on the Inspired by Charm website.

Cinnamon Apple Pie with hungryI made this delicious dessert with my oldest daughter, Hungry. No surprise that SHE likes being in the kitchen… We had a lot of fun making it. She really enjoyed making the little mini cinnamon rolls for the crust. They were so cute 🙂 While it was a little time consuming to make the crust, I still definitely think it was worth it! I tried making this pie with a regular pie crust, and it was good. But definitely not as good as it was with the cinnamon roll crust. The cinnamon roll crust gives it an extra sweet cinnamon flavor.

Everyone who tried this pie enjoyed it. I even made someone who doesn’t even like apple pie try it, and she said it was actually really good. And I had someone else say it was the best apple pie they ever had!

Some Notes…

The original recipe actually calls for store bought refrigerated pie crust. But if you are anything like me, and you’d rather make a homemade pie crust, I found a great recipe for whole wheat pie crust here at Allrecipes.com.  If you want to use it for this recipe, I would double the recipe. When I made it, it was really hard to stretch the dough enough to fit the pie pan. I think it ended up being too thin.

I only baked my pie for 45 minutes and it was pretty brown on top. The next time, I started checking at 40 minutes, and it was still a little too brown for my liking. Next time, I am going to start checking it at about 35 minutes. Definitely cover with foil to prevent over browning.

Cinnamon Apple Pie close upAs you can see from the pictures, once you cut up your cinnamon roll apple pie, it’s not very pretty. But don’t worry about that, it’s so delicious, it won’t matter!

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Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie
Here's a new take on an old favorite!
Cinnamon Apple Pie after cooking
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35-45 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
8-9" Pie
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35-45 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
8-9" Pie
Ingredients
Cinnamon Apple Pie after cooking
Instructions
The Pie!
  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Roll out your crust on a lightly floured surface.
    Cinnamon Apple Pie more crust
  3. Then, brush the crust with melted butter and evenly sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Roll the crust up tightly and slice into 1/2-inch rounds.
    Cinnamon Apple Pie crust 2
  4. Press these rounds, cut side down, into a clear glass 9-inch pie plate. Press until flat, covering the entire pan. Make sure there are no spaces between the rolls.
    Cinnamon Apple Pie putting in the crust
  5. In a large bowl, toss the apple slices with the flour, sugar, and cinnamon until evenly coated.
  6. Pour the apples into the crust.
    Cinnamon Apple Pie apples
  7. Then, in a medium bowl, combine the butter, flour, and brown sugar with your fingers or a pastry blender until crumbly. Sprinkle the crumble over the heaped apples. Finally, sprinkle the whole pie with the sugar.
  8. Bake the pie until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly (about 50 - 60 minutes)
    Cinnamon Apple Pie after cooking
Icing
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and milk. If your mixture seems too thick, add a bit more milk. If it's too thin, add more powdered sugar.
  2. Transfer the icing to a pastry bag or a plastic bag with the corner cut off.
  3. Then, pipe the icing in a swirl (to resemble a cinnamon roll) on top of the crumble.
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