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Easy Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls (+Video)

Easy Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls start off with refrigerated cinnamon rolls then are filled with a delicious and easy to make apple pie filling!

A SIMPLE BUT TASTY BREAKFAST OR DESSERT!

What is better than regular cinnamon rolls? Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls! A simple apple pie filling is whipped up and placed as a topping on refrigerated cinnamon rolls. They only take 10 minutes to whip up and are so flavorful and delicious that they taste homemade!

Easy Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls, shown on a round white plate, one of the cinnamon rolls has a bite removed

TIPS FOR MAKING THIS EASY BREAKFAST OR DESSERT!

  • You can use any type of apple for these. I like to use a more tart green apple like Granny Smith or Golden Delicious. We aren’t baking these for a long time so you could certainly use a Fuji or another sweet/tart apple that you enjoy and they should do fine.
  • You can substitute with apple pie filling for the fresh apples.
  • If you like your apples super soft, you will want to to put the apple filling in a sauce pan and meat it up over medium heat for about 8-10 minutes before filling the cinnamon roll cups.
Easy Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls recipe from The Country Cook, shown fully baked on a white plate with a red and white napkin on the side

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • refrigerated cinnamon rolls
  • apple (Granny Smith or Golden Delicious)
  • cinnamon
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • lime (or lemon) juice
Pillsbury cinnamon rolls, green apple, cinnamon, brown sugar.

HOW TO MAKE APPLE CINNAMON ROLLS:

Preheat oven to 375f degrees. Dice apple, and mix with cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, and lime juice until evenly coated.

chopped apples, brown sugar and cinnamon mixed together in a clear bowl with a wooden spoon

Open cinnamon rolls, and roll each out until you have a flat disc. Set aside icing for later.

flattened Pillsbury cinnamon rolls on a marble counter

Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray, then push a cinnamon roll into each cup – make sure to press around the sides so they form their own cups! Add a generous spoon full of apples to each one.

apple filling spooned into cinnamon rolls in a muffin tin

Bake at 375F degrees for 10 minutes.

baked apple pie cups on a cooling rack

Once done, drizzle with icing that was set aside from the cinnamon rolls.

icing drizzled on cinnamon roll apple pie cups

Serve warm!

handheld apple pie cinnamon roll with green apples shown in the background

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Easy Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls recipe

Easy Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Easy Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls start off with refrigerated cinnamon rolls then are filled with a delicious and easy to make apple pie filling!
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 12.4 ounce tube refrigerated cinnamon rolls
  • 1 large apple Granny Smith or Golden Delicious
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon lime (or lemon juice)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F degrees degrees. Dice apple, and mix with cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, and lime juice until evenly coated.
  • Open cinnamon rolls, and roll each out until you have a flat disc. Set aside icing for later.
  • Spray a muffin tin with nonstick, then push a cinnamon roll into each cup – make sure to press around the sides so they form their own cups. Add a generous spoon full of apples to each one.
  • Bake at 375F degrees for 10 minutes (or until rolls are golden brown and cooked through).
    If you like your apples super soft you can cover the muffin tin with aluminum foil first before baking. Then add a couple minutes to the cooking time.
  • Once done, drizzle with icing that was set aside from the cinnamon rolls. Serve warm!

Video

Notes

  • You can use any type of apple for these. I like to use a more tart green apple like Granny Smith or Golden Delicious. We aren’t baking these for a long time so you could certainly use a Fuji or another sweet/tart apple that you enjoy and they should do fine.
  • You can substitute with apple pie filling for the fresh apples.
  • If you like your apples super soft, you will want to to put the apple filling in a sauce pan and meat it up over medium heat for about 8-10 minutes before filling the cinnamon roll cups.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 315mg | Sugar: 13g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Originally published: November 2017
Updated & republished: November 2020

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14 Comments

      1. This sounds great! I want to make these for Thanksgiving brunch. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes and ideas with those of us who have a passion for baking and cooking like you obviously do. Debbe’

  1. I made these today at my camper and baked them on the girl. They turned out great. Not only did I make them with apple, but I thought I would try them with peaches. They turned out even better tasting than the apple one. Thanks for the idea of how to use cinnamon roll dough.

  2. 5 stars
    I think I will try this with the dough I use for cinnamon rolls (buns), instead of buying the pre-made cinnamon roll tube dough. Love the idea of having apples in the filling. Hubby loves apples AND cinnamon buns!