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Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

These Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls are the easiest and tastiest apple pie snack! Made with crescent rolls, diced honeycrisp and granny smith apples, and homemade apple pie spice, these are perfect for when you want a delicious cinnamon roll but no time to make them from scratch!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, apple pie, cinnamon, cinnamon rolls
Servings: 8 Cinnamon Rolls
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Lisa Brown


  • 1 canister Pilsbury crescent rounds dough sheets also work
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 1 honeycrisp apple
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • ½ tsp all spice
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • cinnamon sugar for topper (granulated sugar and cinnamon mixed)


  • Peel apples and dice into tiny pieces
  • Mix cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice and cardamom together. Coat apple pieces.
  • Remove crescent rounds from container. On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to spread crescent rounds just a little thinner. It doesn't need to be paper thin. Just a little thinner to get a little more surface area.
  • Spread brown sugar over crescent round. Layer spiced apple pieces on top of brown sugar. Spread pecans on top of the apples.
  • Roll tightly starting from the shorter end. Follow the original intentions of the perforated lines.
  • Cut the tips of the ends off to make them even.
  • Using a very sharp knife, slice into 8 pieces. Start in the middle and cut in half. Cut each piece in have until you have 8 so they are even.
  • Place each roll in a baking pan with walls. Ideally, each roll should fit in until each roll touches the other. I used a 7x9 inch pan. 8x8 would work well too.
  • Bake for 20-23 minutes at 375°F
  • With about 3 minutes to go, brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Continue to bake until golden brown.
  • During the course of baking, sugar and spices will have melted and dripped out and around the rolls. It will be hot! Let cool for a few minutes, remove from pan and enjoy!
  • For some EXTRA indulgent rolls, drizzle some icing made from powdered sugar and milk.


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 137IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg