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Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Cups

These Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Cups have only 4 ingredients and they are so easy to make! If you love cinnamon buns and you love apple pie, then you’re in for a delicious fall treat!


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This easy recipe takes about 10 minutes to put together and bake for 25 to 28 minutes. Does it get any easier than this?!

Six apple pie cups sitting on white footed cake plate.

These tasty treats remind me of mini apple pies with the delightful cinnamon roll surprise combined for a really delicious fall dessert.

It’s apple season right now and I’ve been making a lot of fresh apple recipes but the whole family enjoyed these made with canned apple pie filling.

Ingredients

When I say ‘simple ingredients’, I mean ‘simple ingredients’! Sure, we all love baking from scratch sometimes but then there are other times where you want a quick and easy dessert recipe that you can make and still have time to enjoy the rest of your day!

Ingredients for cinnamon roll apple pie cups with text overlay on marble board.
  • Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls – you will want to buy the 8 pack and not the larger 5 pack of ‘Grands’ for this recipe.
  • Apple Pie Filling – note that you’re going to have about 1/2 of the can of apple pie filling leftover if you make a single batch of 8 for this recipe. You could easily double it to make 16 apple pie cups and simply buy an extra container of cinnamon rolls and add in the other extra ingredients.
  • Brown Sugar – I used dark brown sugar in this recipe for a deeper flavor or you can use light brown sugar as well.
  • Pecans – A sprinkle of pecans really added a nice flavour and crunch to these apple pie cups.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • simple ingredients
  • easy budget-friendly dessert recipe
  • no fancy equipment needed
  • tasty fall flavors without a lot of time spent in the kitchen!
Apple pie cinnamon roll with glaze on white plate.

Step by Step Instructions – How to Make Apple Pie Cinnamon Roll Cups

You can find a full printable recipe card with instructions at the bottom of this page. I’ve included a few visual step by step photos so that you can see how things should look as your progress through the recipe.

Step by Step Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray 8 muffin tins with cooking spray or lightly grease with butter. No cupcake liners for this recipe!

Cinnamon rolls pressed into muffin tins.

Open package according to directions and divide 8 cinnamon rolls. (set aside the icing. We’ll use it later). Place cinnamon roll in the palm of cleans hands and press down lightly to flatten.

Place each piece cinnamon roll Doug in the bottom of prepared muffin cup and press the into the muffin cups and carefully press them up the sides.

Apple pie filling is scooped into the cinnamon rolls in the muffin cups.

Spoon 2 heaping tablespoons of apple pie filling into the bottom of the dough-lined cups. The apple pie filling that I used was quite chunky and I cut a few of the pieces into smaller chunks.

Pecans and brown sugar in white bowl.

In a small bowl, combine coarsely chopped pecans with brown sugar.

Apple pie cinnamon roll cups ready to go into the oven in muffin tin.

Sprinkle over top of the apple pie filling.

Bake 15 to 18 minutes in preheated oven. Edges will be golden brown.

Heat icing in microwave in a small microwave-safe bowl for about 5 seconds, then drizzle over each apple pie cup.

Serve warm, either plain or with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Apple pie cup on white plate with a dollop of whipped cream.

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Apple pie cinnamon roll cups on white plate.

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Cups


  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings

Description

These Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Cups have only 4 ingredients and they are so easy to make! If you love cinnamon buns and you love apple pie, then you’re in for a delicious fall treat! 


Ingredients

1 can (13 ounces) refrigerated Pillsbury Flaky Cinnamon Rolls (8 count)

1 can (20 ounces) apple pie filling

1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

2 Tablespoons brown sugar


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.  Spray 8 muffin tins with cooking spray or lightly grease with butter. No cupcake liners for this recipe! 
  2. Open package according to directions and divide 8 cinnamon rolls. (set aside the icing. We’ll use it later). Place cinnamon roll in the palm of cleans hands and press down lightly to flatten. 

  3. Place each piece cinnamon roll  in the bottom of prepared muffin cups  and press the into the muffin cups and up the sides. 

  4. Spoon 2 heaping tablespoons of apple pie filling into the bottom of the dough-lined cups. The apple pie filling that I used was quite chunky and I cut a few of the pieces into smaller chunks. 
  5. In a small bowl, combine coarsely chopped pecans with brown sugar. Sprinkle pecan mixture over top of the apple pie filling.
  6. Bake in 375°F oven for 15 to 18 minutes in preheated oven. Edges will be light golden brown. 

  7. Heat icing in microwave in a small microwave-safe bowl for about 5 seconds, then drizzle over each apple pie cup. 

  8. Serve warm, either plain or with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

Notes

Storage in airtight container at room temperature for up to two days for optimal freshness. 

Recipe adapted from Pillsbury

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 apple pie cup
  • Calories: 148
  • Sugar: 13.8 g
  • Sodium: 78.3 mg
  • Fat: 5.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.4 g
  • Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: cinnamon roll apple pie cup

5 Comments

  1. Such a quick and easy way to enjoy Cinnamon Rolls with apple twist at home with little work involved who knew! They go fast thanks

  2. My boyfriend is going to have 11 cows when I make this recipe this weekend. Thank you for sharing and I pinned it for later.

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