Two warm fall favorites come together in this splendid dessert. Enjoy this homemade dutch apple pie with a cinnamon roll crust with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and a thick drizzle of caramel sauce.
It’s been almost a month since Baby O was born, and for the first time in a month I got to enjoy a few hours in the kitchen dancing to the music the hip kids listen to and making this delicious twist on dutch apple pie. I may or may not have semi-toasted the streusel topping. Oops. But I have a good excuse. Baby O demands attention (and boob) all the time. I got a little sidetracked.
I usually develop my recipes after continuously sifting through my pantry and fridge for an hour and then spontaneously coming up with an idea. I try it out. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it fails miserably. This, however, was a huge win.
I had a can of leftover cinnamon rolls from when Baby O was born. I bought a few cans hoping to make them for my family, but we ended up with way too much food and these got put in the back of the fridge. Also, I had a bowl of almost too ripe apples on my counter that needed to be used up. I was thinking of making apple butter but wanted something a little less time consuming.
Hence, this dutch apple pie with a cinnamon roll crust. It’s a slice of fall heaven with the warm cinnamon in every layer. Overall, it’s a pretty simple recipe. First, you flatten out the cinnamon rolls and press them into your greased pie pan, forming the crust. Be sure to press all the seams together.
After you bake the crust for 10 minutes, you make the filling right in a saucepan. No bowl required. You just dump all the filling ingredients in, stir and wait for it to boil and become aromatic. Allow the filling and crust to cool for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, the streusel comes together ‘easy as pie’ with a fork or a pastry cutter. The last thing to do is fill your crust, top with streusel and bake. You’ll be blown away by the incredible flavor this pie produces.
If you are a huge apple fan, be sure to check out this post filled with more than 60 apple recipes and crafts. You may also like this Homemade Crockpot Apple Cider or this super easy recipe for caramel apples.
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