It’s October and I am in full fall mode! That means all the baking, all the cardigans, and all the best weather! I was so excited when I saw someone mention that they replaced the pie crust in apple pie with cinnamon rolls. I am not a fan of traditional pie crust, so I knew this had to go on the top of my fall baking list!
If you follow me on Instagram, you can watch the video I did live, assembling the pie. It was a big hit and I will definitely be adding it to our list of favorites. The best part is how simple it was! No mixing, gathering tons of ingredients, rolling out dough. All you need are two cans of cinnamon rolls, a can of apple pie filling, a 9 inch pie plate, and some cooking spray.
I do have a couple tips for you that I found on this first attempt. First, I forgot to weave the top lattice. Maybe that seems like a no brainer to you, but if you’re like me and haven’t ever actually made a pie crust before, I figured I’d include that tip. Second, I would bake the bottom layer of cinnamon rolls maybe just for 5-8 minutes before adding the filling and top lattice. My top ended up on the crunchy side by the time I got the bottom done.
2 cans of cinnamon rolls
1 can apple pie filling
Coat pie plate with cooking spray.
Preheat oven to 400°. (I just followed the temp on my cinnamon roll packaging, so if yours is different, go by that.)
Put all the cinnamon rolls from the first package into the pie plate and smash them all flat, pressing them tocsfhsd go form solid base layer crust.
Bake the bottom crust for 5-8 minutes just to get the cooking started a bit before adding the filling.
Pour the apple pie filling into the crust and spread it evenly.
Open the second roll of cinnamon rolls and unroll one roll at a time into strips. Pinching each strip in half, we’ve them into a lattice over the top of the pie.
Put the entire pie in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Check it and add more time if needed. (Again, I based my cooking time off the directions on my cinnamon rolls, so if yours differs go with that as your starting point.)
Once you pull your pie out of the oven, drizzle with the icing packets from your cinnamon rolls. Slice it up and enjoy!