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#1 Best Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe
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#1 Best Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe

This tasty cinnamon roll apple pie is a great dessert all-year round and it would be nice to replace the classic crust with a cinnamon roll one from time to time. A slice of this pie has a crunchy yet tender texture on the top and bottom which combines in a perfect way with the soft apple filling.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Resting Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Keyword: Apple Pie, Cinnamon, Cinnamon Roll, Dessert
Servings: 8



  • ¾ cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

For the cinnamon filling

  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

For the apple filling

  • 3 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted

For the egg wash

  • 1 small egg, well beaten


  • In a bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
    #1 Best Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe Steps
  • In a separate bowl mix the butter on high speed until creamy. This will take about 1 minute. Add the sugar and mix again on medium speed for about 2 minutes, until completely incorporated and smooth. Bring in the vanilla extract and egg. Keep mixing until everything is combined, for 1 minute.
    #1 Best Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe Steps
  • Mix in the dry ingredients on low speed. You will get a thick dough which will be ready to roll. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts.
  • Whisk together the sugar and cinnamon for the cinnamon filling.
  • Line the working surface with a silicone mat or a piece of parchment paper. Flour it well. Roll each half into a 9x7’’ rectangle. Brush each rectangle with 1 tablespoon of melted butter and spread half of the cinnamon mixture.
    #1 Best Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe Steps
  • Slowly begin to roll up the rectangles to create two logs. If you see cracks, smooth them with your fingers. Wrap the logs tightly in plastic foil and take them to the fridge for at least 2 hours.
    #1 Best Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe Steps
  • Meanwhile, prepare the apple filling. Slice the apples, drizzle the melted butter and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar. Toss to coat and set aside.
    #1 Best Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe Steps
  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a baking dish with a bit of butter and set aside.
  • Cut the logs into slices and arrange half of them on the bottom of the dish, making sure you place them stuck to one another. Add the filling and top with the remaining rolls.
    #1 Best Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Recipe Steps
  • Brush with beaten egg.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top crust becomes golden.
  • Allow to chill before cutting it.


  • It doesn’t matter if you use apple pie topping or not, the pie remains delicious and very well-looking.
  • It is possible to make the dough logs ahead of time. They will last in the refrigerator for up to three days and in the freezer for up to three months.
  • Enjoy your morning coffee with a slice of this delicious cinnamon roll apple pie bake or serve it as a dessert.
  • Whether you are making cinnamon roll apple pie cups or pie, the end result will be tasty and fulfilling.
  • Enjoy!