Make-Ahead Apple Pie Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bake

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 9 hr 50 min
Servings: 12

Assemble this quick and easy bake the night before so it’s ready to pop in the oven for a delicious breakfast in the morning! Apple pie filling gets tucked inside cinnamon roll dough with extra cinnamon and sugar for a breakfast bake that’s sure to find its way into your regular breakfast rotation (and your heart!).


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cans (496 g) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Supreme Cinnamon Rolls with Icing (5 count)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup apple pie filling with more fruit (from 540 mL can)


  1. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix sugar and cinnamon. Remove rolls from cans; cover and refrigerate icing containers. Separate dough into 10 rolls; cut each into 6 pieces. Add roll pieces to large bowl; drizzle with melted butter, tossing to coat.
  2. Add half of the roll pieces to bag with sugar and cinnamon mixture; seal and shake to coat pieces, breaking up any large clumps. Remove from bag, and arrange pieces in baking dish. Repeat for remaining dough; discard any remaining sugar mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight (9 to 12 hours).
  3. Heat oven to 350°F (180°C). Remove baking dish from refrigerator. In small bowl, add apple pie filling; cut apples into 1-inch pieces with kitchen scissors. Drop 12 tablespoonfuls apple pie filling on top of dough, creating pockets of filling, and spacing about 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake 27 to 32 minutes or until dough is baked through in centre and deep golden brown around edges. If starting to brown too much, cover with foil last 5 minutes of baking.
  5. Cool 10 minutes. In small microwavable bowl, add icing from both containers. Microwave uncovered on High 15 to 20 seconds or until stirred smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle icing on top before serving.

Expert Tips

  • For a nutty crunchy texture, sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped pecans before baking.
  • Cutting the cinnamon roll dough into sixths helps the dough bake all the way through.
  • Use remaining apple pie filling for an ice cream topping or another favourite dessert.