Want 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.
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.
I 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!
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.
As 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!