We’re hosting Thanksgiving at our house for the first time this year, so it goes without saying that I’ve been pinning recipe and decor ideas like a mad woman! While it’s obvious that turkey will steal the show at dinner (assuming I don’t have any Griswold-esque cooking mishaps), my priorities have been set on finding dessert recipes that are both easy to follow and kid and adult friendly.
Last year, I made mini pumpkin pies which were a hit with only approximately 20% of our family (okay, mainly just me). To please the masses, I knew I would be in need of a more universally loved dessert option, but I still wanted to do something a bit more unique. I stumbled upon a recipe for apple pie using cinnamon rolls as the crust, and an idea sparked. Enter cinnamon roll apple pie cups! All the flavor you love from apple pie without the stress of making my own pie crust? Sign me up.
I decided to test out the recipe well before the big day just in case it didn’t turn out as expected. Thankfully, this is a keeper and will definitely be making an appearance on our Thanksgiving feast menu!
All you need are cinnamon rolls (I used these Immaculate Baking organic cinnamon rolls), apple pie filling, and some muffin tins. This recipe is super easy, inexpensive, and – bonus – quick to clean up!
Here’s the two-ingredient, three-step process:
- Grease your muffin tin lightly with cooking spray, and arrange your cinnamon rolls to form the shape of a cup inside the tins. The cinnamon rolls I used are rather large, so I found that cutting them in half worked best. (I filled 8 individual muffin spots with one can of cinnamon rolls.)
- Spoon the apple pie filling into the center of each cinnamon roll. You can use as much or as little of this as you’d like. I kept it pretty conservative to reduce any spillage over the sides of the tins.
- Bake at 350º for 18-20 minutes. Depending on your oven, I recommend checking these after around 15 minutes. Since the cinnamon rolls I used were on the thicker side, these took all of 20 minutes to bake.
*Optional step: Drizzle the top of the dessert with the included icing or caramel sauce before serving.
Speaking of the cinnamon rolls I used… I recently discovered Immaculate Baking products and they have already been a Godsend for our family. My husband has a gluten intolerance, our daughter is allergic to peanuts, and our son has a sweet tooth that cannot be satiated! Immaculate Baking offers gluten free and organic products in both sweet and savory options that I can feel comfortable feeding to my family. In a household with so many allergies present, that’s certainly something to be thankful for.
Stay tuned for another recipe coming up this week using Immaculate Baking’s double chocolate chunk cookies, and be sure to use this coupon to save $1 on your next Immaculate Baking purchase!