Sometimes, you want a cinnamon roll.
Sometimes, you want an apple pie.
And then there are times you want both. This pie is for those times. (And for pretty much any time you want pie.)
This Cinnamon Roll Dutch Apple Pie
is like a cinnamon roll flavor explosion with apple pie filling in between. A cinnamon roll crust on the bottom, a sugary streusel and cinnamon swirl icing on top and delicious baked apple filling in the middle – good gracious! Does anything sound more delicious right now? I think not.
Check out this video on how to make the crust:
Read on and you’ll see why you need this pie in your life as soon as humanly possible.
Prepare the cinnamon roll crust. It’s easy-peasy with a Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust. Just brush it with some melted butter, sprinkle it with cinnamon, roll it up and slice it all cinnamon roll-like and press it into the bottom and sides of your pie plate.
Oh yeah, did I mention it’s purdy, too?
Get your filling and topping ready! You’ll need about a gazillion apples (or more realistically, about 8 cups peeled, cored and thinly sliced) along with a WHOLE STICK of butter (I’m channeling Paula Deen here), brown sugar, flour and some more sugar for sprinkling on top. Go big or go home, amiright?
Fill the pie with a mountain of apples. That’s right. Just apples. You could toss the apples with more cinnamon and sugar if you want, but with the super-sweet topping and cinnamon roll crust, it gets a little too sweet for me. I like to actually taste the apples in my apple pie.
Now mix together the streusel ingredients and crumble them over the top of the apples. You might think to yourself at this point that this pie is ridiculously tall and you’ve lost your marbles, but fear not – once baked, the pie will deflate to normal pie size.
Now bake that pie like you mean it!
And now for the finale. Mix together your cinnamon swirl icing ingredients and pipe it on top of the fully cooled pie. Here’s a fancy-schmancy cross section shot to show you what you’ve got going on here. A DOUBLE CINNAMON ROLL, THAT’S WHAT.
Ready to eat.
Now stop staring and dig in already, will you? Happy cinnamon roll/apple pie eating! Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!