- 2 tubes Store-Bought Cinnamon Rolls8 ct per tube
- 4 ea Apples2 Granny Smith, 2 McIntosh
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 3 tbs Butter
- 2 tsp Minute Tapioca
- ⅓ cup waterBoiling hot
- 3 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1 tsp AllspiceOptional
- 1 ea LemonMedium-sized
Cinnamon Rolls or an Apple Pie? Why not Both?
I did to have a whole lot of time to spare on preparing either one. So I cheated! I would feel ashamed of myself if the final creation – my Easy Cinnamon Apple Pie – did not turn out to be so beautifully delicious! I usually do not post recipes that are not from-scratch on my blog. This pie is not gluten-free. It is not an old recipe either.
There are so many contemporary versions of this cinnamon roll apple pie online! However, believe it or not, I came up with it on my own! (I even wanted to enter it in the Pillsbury baking contest. I am glad I googled it before taking action!) It is delicious, speedy, packed with flavor and easy to make! I’d call it a last resort winner – a great choice in a situation when something needs to be baked on a short notice with minimal efforts. Maybe I’ll make a pie like this with real, homemade cinnamon rolls one day…
Here is my suggestion: next time you are at the grocery store, grab a couple of cans of refrigerated cinnamon rolls and a few apples. Put them in the fridge and forget about them for a while. One day, when you want to please your coworkers with a charming dessert but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, remember this little recipe and give it a try! I promise, after trying this Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie, your coworkers will love you forever!
If you prefer making a good batch of easy granola bars instead of a single pie for your coworkers, consider baking these handsome things instead! Your coworkers will love you dearly, especially those who appreciate a good healthy snack. I just know it!
Heat oven up to 400F. Grind Minute Tapioca in a coffee grinder and place it in a small bowl. Pour hot water over tapioca powder and let it soak in for 10 minutes.
Peel, core and slice apples. Melt butter in a pot, add apples and spices and cook on medium low for 2-3 minutes, stirring every now and then. Add brown sugar, stir and cook on medium for 7-8 minutes, stirring every minute or so.
Flatten and spread cinnamon rolls from the first tube on bottom of dry cast iron skillet so they form a bottom pie crust. Bake it for 4 minutes, then take out of the oven.
While baking the bottom pie crust, add tapioca with water to the apple mixture and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Slice cinnamon rolls from the second tube into halves. Pour apple syrup mixture onto the bottom pie crust. Top it with cinnamon rolls halves. Place in the oven onto the middle rack. Bake for 12-13 minutes or until the pie top looks golden brown and not gooey inside. Run icing on top of the warm pie and let it cool off for 10 minutes before slicing.