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Cinnamon Roll Dutch Apple Pie How-To

How can you make apple pie extraordinary? The secret is in the cinnamon roll crust!
By Arlene Cummings

My daughter loves to cook and is constantly watching cooking shows on TV and online. She likes to watch a show online about making common dishes extraordinary, so I wanted to surprise her with a super twist on a traditional dessert. She loves apple pie and Pillsbury® Cinnamon Rolls, so I thought to make the pie using Pillsbury® Cinnamon Rolls as the crust! 

What started out as an experiment turned into one of the most amazing apple pies I have ever made. I served it one Sunday when my whole family was over for our traditional pasta dinner. Needless to say, dessert was a huge hit. Even my mom, who makes the most amazing apple pies, said this was winner! 

I used cinnamon rolls as the crust, gave the pie a crumb (streusel) topping and then drizzled the glaze that came with the rolls over the top of the pie after it cooled. 

You only need a few ingredients to make the pie.

Cinnamon Roll Dutch Apple Pie ingredients

Making the crust with the cinnamon rolls was very simple. I rolled out each one on a floured surface and then placed them in the pie plate, sealing the seams with my fingers. Once I got the cinnamon roll crust into the pie plate, I added my apples and crumb topping. It was that easy.

roll cinnamon rolls into crust

Once the baked pie cooled, I drizzled the sugar glaze over the top and served slices with homemade whipped cream. Everyone devoured it!

complete pie with glaze