Apple Pie Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls

This post is all about Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls, a warm and fluffy treat that combines apple pie and buttery cinnamon rolls. 

Apple pie cinnamon rolls

These apple pie cinnamon rolls are the best rendition of cinnamon rolls you’ve ever had!  (Well, aside from my Peach Cobbler Cinnamon Rolls. If you love gooey, buttery cinnamon buns AND warm apple pie, THIS recipe was absolutely made for you.

Does it hurt that these are super easy? Using premade cinnamon rolls, you can whip this dessert up in no time!t The rolls are stuffed into a muffin tin, then filled with a generous amount of apple filling, sprinkled with crumbly streusel topping, then baked to perfection. They’re finished with a buttery cinnamon frosting for an extra layer of indulgence in every bite.

Enjoy them as a special breakfast treat or eat them al a mode for dessert. Either way, these cinnamon rolls are delicious and you won’t be disappointed.

This recipe post is all about apple pie stuffed cinnamon rolls and how to make this super easy dessert in no time!

Why You’ll Love Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls:

  • They’re soft and fluffy throughout!
  • These cinnamon rolls use a premade dough and they’re super easy to make (even for someone that’s never lifted a spatula)!
  • Apple pie center! It’s like biting into an apple pie but with a fluffy pillowy crust.
  • Your home will be filled with the most glorious cozy sweet smells

Apple pie cinnamon rolls

Key Ingredients for Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls:

  • Grands! Cinnamon Rolls (Pillsbury)
  • Apples – a combination of sweet and tangy apples are used.
  • Sugars – powdered sugar for the buttery glaze, brown sugar for the pie filling and streusel topping
  • Butter – streusel topping, apple pie filling, glaze, and for greasing up the pan.
  • Cinnamon nothing says apple pie like warm cinnamon
  • Lemon – to brighten up the apple pie mixture
  • Vanilla – vanilla extract is used in the apple pie filling and buttery glaze.

Apple pie cinnamon rolls

How to Make These in 3 Easy Steps:

Step 1: Make the apple pie filling on the stove or in the microwave. You’ll combine all the filling ingredients with the sliced apples and mix until apples soften and the mixture thickens.

Step 2: Butter a muffin pan, then press one cinnamon roll into each muffin cup, pressing it up the sides to creating a hole for the filling. Add big spoonfuls of apple pie filling into the cavity of each roll, filling it to the top of the muffin pan. Top with a handful of streusel topping and bake for 15 minutes.

Step 3: Once the muffins have slightly cooled, about 10 minutes, drizzle over the buttery warm glaze and enjoy!

Tools Used for Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls:

Muffin Tin

Pyrex Mixing Bowls

Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls (5 Count)

Apple pie cinnamon rolls

Other Easy Treats:

Peach Cobbler Cinnamon Roll Muffins
Peach Cobbler Muffins

Orange Cranberry Muffins
Zesty Buttery Orange Cranberry Muffins

Bakery-Style Pistachio Muffins
Pistachio Muffin

I hope you enjoyed these apple pie cinnamon rolls. Tried This? Be sure to tag @BadBatchBaking and use #badbatchbaking on IG so I can be sure to share it in my story. I look forward to your questions/comments below.

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls are a warm and fluffy treat that combines apple pie and buttery cinnamon rolls.
Servings: 10 Rolls
Author: Mallory Austin

Ingredients

  • 2 packs Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls 5 count, ideally not the small 8 count
  • Butter for greasing muffin tin

Apple Pie Filling

  • 4 large apples 2 Honeycrisp and 2 Granny Smith
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 3 tbsp water

Streusel Topping

  • 5 tbsp butter partially melted
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cinnamon Buttery Icing

  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2-1 tsp cinnamon based on your preference

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Use softened butter to grease each muffin cup. Press cinnamon rolls into each muffin cup, spreading them out as you work them up the sides to create a cavity for the apple filling. Try to avoid having too much dough at the bottom or you won’t be able to add enough apple pie filling.
  • Peel apples, slice them thin, and dice into 1" pieces. Mix together apples with remaining filling ingredients in a medium bowl. Heat in the microwave stirring occasionally until the brown sugar syrup thickens and apples soften, about 2 minutes. You can also do this in a saucepan on the stove.
  • Use a slotted spoon to scoop mixture, straining some of the excess syrup before placing into the cinnamon roll cavity. Fill them up to the top of the tin.
  • Mix together the streusel topping ingredients in a bowl until it comes together in big crumbs. Place handfuls mounded on top of the apple filling, covering most of the tops. Bake for 15 mins, covering loosely with foil for the first 5 minutes. Rotate pan halfway through.
  • As it bakes, whisk the icing ingredients until smooth. Let the rolls cool for 5-10 minutes then drizzle over the tops of the apple pie cinnamon rolls and enjoy!
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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Kristin
    September 2, 2023 at 12:49 pm Do you use salted or unsalted butter in this recipe?
     
    • Reply
      badbatch
      September 21, 2023 at 1:40 am Hi Kristin - I used salted butter :)
       

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