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Cinnamon Roll Topped Apple Pie


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Mini Pies

Description

Mini apple pies topped with a cinnamon roll.


Ingredients

  • 1 box Pillsbury Pie Crust (2-9” crusts)
  • 1 Can Apple Pie filling (Lucky Leaf or other)
  • 2/3 C Walnuts- chopped (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Caramel or maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 pk Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls (8pk regular size)

For the glaze

  • 1 1/2 C Powdered Sugar (sifted)
  • 23 tbsp Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • Squeeze of lemon juice (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Grease a muffin pan with Crisco or a light cooking spray (I prefer Crisco).
  3. Remove pie crust from package and roll out flat. Cut smaller crusts, at least 4-4.5” in diameter. Cut one and fit to the size of your pan to determine what works best with you pan. Once that is determined, cut out 8 mini crusts. You may need to combine and re-roll dough in order to achieve 8 crusts.
  4. Take mini crust and gently press into the sides of the muffin pan. Allow excess dough to hand over the edge.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine apple pie filling with walnuts and caramel (both of which are optional) and cinnamon. This just add a little personal touch to the filling. Or you can make your own.
  6. Fill each pie crust about 2/3 full.
  7. Remove cinnamon roll from the package. Gently press a roll onto the top of each mini pie. Carefully pinch and fold the edges of the pie crust around the cinnamon roll.
  8. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes on a middle rack of the oven. You may need to test the centers of the cinnamon roll to see if it needs additional time, maybe 2-5 minutes depending on your oven.
  9. Allow mini pies to cool for at least 30 minutes before attempting to remove from the pan.

For the glaze

  1. Sift powdered sugar in order to achieve a smooth glaze. This step is optional, but I always sift my powdered sugar.
  2. Combine powdered sugar with milk and vanilla extract. Whisk until desired consistency. For a thinner glaze, add additional milk. For a thicker glaze, add additional powdered sugar.
  3. In order to cut the sweetness, squeeze it a little hint of lemon juice into the glaze (this step is optional).
  4. Drizzle glaze over mini pies.

Notes

Pie can be heated in the microwave for 60-90 seconds. Watch carefully.

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