It's Day 4 of #AppleWeek and I hope you have had fun checking out the over 100 recipes shared! I couldn't go this week without sharing a pie recipe. I know for me, when I think apples, one of the first things I think of is an apple pie. Now you really can't go wrong with a classic apple pie like I've shared in the past, but the apple pie is something fun to experiment with, and with the beautiful Pyrex Watercolor Collection pie plate, you just have to do something innovative in it.
My twist on apple pie is using cinnamon rolls as the pie crust! I originally saw this idea on Pinterest literately five years ago but had never tried it til this year. The original idea included making cinnamon rolls to then press into a crust for a sweet potato pie, but since I've never had a sweet potato pie and I wasn't going to go through the work of making cinnamon rolls to just then press into a pie, I used a tube of refrigerated cinnamon rolls! The cinnamon roll is the perfect compliment to the apple pie and I hope you enjoy this tasty combination.
Apple Cinnamon Roll Pie
1 - 8 pack refrigerated Cinnamon Roll tube, generic brand
4 Rainier Honeycrisp Apples
3/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Flour
2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1 cup Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
Press the refrigerated cinnamon rolls into your Pyrex pie plate, making sure to seal all edges. I recommend using the generic brand of cinnamon rolls, as they are actual cinnamon rolls, and not biscuits with cinnamon sugar disks.
Then cut your apples into even slices. *Chef's note - I use my apple slicer and corer to cut the apples in eight, then skin the apple, and then slice each eighth in half, creating sixteen slices per apple.*
Put 3/4 cup sugar in a bowl and perfume the sugar with the zest of a lemon (this is a trick I learned from my friend Cristen of Food & Swine). Add 1/4 cup flour and 2 tsp cinnamon and mix. Toss the sliced apples with 1/2 of a lemon's juice and then toss in the sugar mixture. Pour apple mixture into cinnamon roll pie crust.
In a separate bowl mix the butter, 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon to make a crumble topping. Sprinkle the crumbles on top of the pie.
Bake at 350°F for 45-60 minutes, or until the inside filling is bubbly and the crust browned.
Let cool for 5-10 minutes and then use icing from cinnamon rolls and drizzle on top of pie.
Impress your family and friends with this fun dessert that brings together two sweet favorites - cinnamon rolls and apple pie! How do you like to eat your apple pie? Remember to Comment for a Cause!
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