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Single Serve Cinnamon Roll Apple Pies

If you are on social media you probably saw this apple pie made with cinnamon rolls, maybe you even made it! I certainly did, however it created a problem for me. It was so good I kept eating it!! So I got to thinking, how can I enjoy this yumminess without eating the whole thing? Clearly developing self control isn’t an option for me, so I adapted the recipe into single servings. These are just as delicious, and you can pop them in ziplock baggies and put them in the freezer and take them out whenever you like!


Single Serve Cinnamon Roll Apple Pies


5 apples

2 cans of regular sized cinnamon rolls

1/2c. plus a pinch sugar

2 tsp plus a pinch of cinnamon

1 tblsp cornstarch

reserve the icing



1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a large muffin tin (8 total) with cooking spray.

2. Peel and chop the apples, place in a bowl and sprinkle with the pinch of sugar and cinnamon then stir.

3. Slice the rolls in half, then roll flat on floured surface. If cinnamon bits get stuck to the rolling pin just scrape off and roll back into the cinnamon roll.

4. Place half of a roll into each muffin cup, stretching it across the bottom and up the sides.

5. Add the sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch to the apples, stirring to coat.

6. Fill each muffin cup with the apples, then top with the other half of cinnamon roll, making sure the sides meet.

7. Bake 18-20 minutes, or until the mini pies are golden.

8. Top with the reserved icing and enjoy!!




Updated: October 30, 2017 — 9:03 pm


  1. I can practically smell these already! YUM!!!

  2. Oh man, am I in the mood to make these!

  3. Jesus. I need this in my life.

    Well, I mean I absolutely do not but my soul sings for apples, cinnamon, and pie. Dilemma.

    1. In my world, I say apples are healthy therefore this is a healthy treat. 😉

  4. Oh my they do look absolutely delicious – but what on earth are “cans of cinnamon rolls” in the list of ingredients? I wonder if I can find a UK alternative – I keep thinking of cinnamon danish pastries but I don’t think they’d work. Have to have a snoop around our bakery section at work to find a substitute! 😊

    1. LOL! Pillsbury makes cinnamon rolls that come in a can (tube) that you bake in the oven. Not sure if you have them over there, but you should!!

  5. You are a devil making it easier for me to eat things like this!

  6. Are you trying to ruin me, Christina??? OY! This looks so good. No way I can resist these. I’ll have to make them and then deliver them to someone else to eat!! Thanks for the great recipe!!

    1. That’s a good way to handle it, just be sure to keep one for yourself!

  7. I’m assuming this taste much better than the last cinnamon dish I had to endure! 🙂

    1. EW!! My eyes!! Well my mind’s eye!

  8. That looks amazing! And I happen to have a package of cinnamon rolls and a bunch of apples in my kitchen right now!

  9. Yes! Finally a dessert recipe I actually try, and don’t have to eat it all myself. Neil hates cheesecake but we agree on all things apples and cinnamon. Might actually make these over holidays and report back.

  10. Looks gorgeous, so good I can almost smell them…

  11. Making these for Christmas, too. Gonna be a fatty-carb-fat-fat on Christmas and then it’s back to chicken and broccoli.

  12. I bet the smell was amazing! I love cinnamon rolls but not apple pie so this wouldn’t work out for my tastebuds. LOL

    1. No probably not!! Maybe a cranberry mixture instead?

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