Cinnamon Roll Dutch Apple Pie

Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 2 hr 0 min
Servings: 8

The only thing better than apple pie is apple pie with a cinnamon roll crust! This easy recipe only takes 20 minutes to prepare and can be served for breakfast or dessert. Recipe by Arlene Cummings.


  • 1 can (8 count) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls With Icing
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) apple pie filling


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Separate dough into 8 rolls. Spoon icing from can of rolls into small microwavable bowl; cover and refrigerate.
  2. In medium bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter with fork until crumbly. Mix in pecans; set aside.
  3. In ungreased 9-inch pie plate, place 1 roll in centre; pat and press to stretch. Surround with remaining 7 rolls; press seams of dough to cover entire bottom of pan and seal. Bake 10 minutes.
  4. Spoon pie filling over cinnamon roll crust; top evenly with streusel. Cover edges of crust with strips of foil. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool on cooling rack 1 hour.
  5. Before serving, microwave icing uncovered on High 10 to 15 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle back and forth over top of pie.

Expert Tips

  • Removing the cinnamon roll dough from the can while prepping the rest of the recipe allows the dough to warm up a bit, making it easier to pat and press into pie plate.
  • Check your grocery’s bakery aisle for many different varieties of pie fillings.