Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie
My granddaughter is a serious apple pie junky. So I keep my eye out for apple pie related innovations. I saw this video on Facebook. It looked really cool but the ingredients and directions were not very clear, at least to me. So I watched it a bunch of times, tweaked it and came up with what follows. Enjoy!
PS. Do not use flour to dust your work area for the crust. You want these pieces to stick together when you get them positioned in the pan.
2 packages of store bought pie crusts in a box (4 crusts)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
Crust mixture – 2 Tbsp each cinnamon and granulated sugar
Filling mixture – 3/4 cup sugar; 3 Tbsp flour; 1tsp cinnamon;
1/2 cup roasted and finely chopped pecans
8 cups of peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples
2 Tbsp of Key Lime Juice
- Make cinnamon roll crust pieces:
- Layout a pie crust on parchment paper
- Mix crust mixture in a small dish
- Brush packaged piecrust with egg and sprinkle crust mixture to cover pie crust
- Roll pie crust in a small tight roll, cinnamon sugar side in
- Cut roll into 1/4-1/2 inch slices
- Repeat until there are enough rolls for both bottom and top crusts (~3 crusts)
- Place rolls in the pie pan and press together until they form a single crust that covers the bottom and sides of pan.
- In a large bowl combine Filling Mixture with a whisk
- Peel and slice apples and coat with Key Lime Juice
- Add apples, pecans and Filling Mixture, completely coating the apple slices
- Brush the bottom and sides of pie crust with egg
- Add apples to crusted pie bottom in pan, spread evenly.
- Lay out remaining cinnamon role pie crust pieces on parchment.
- Cover pie crust pieces with parchment and roll into a single crust
- Lay the crust on top of the apples and bottom curst and cut off excess
- Press the ends of the bottom and top crusts together
- Brush with egg wash and cut vent holes in center of pie
- Bake in a preheated over at 340F for 40 minutes, turning the pie 1/2 way through.
Find a granddaughter, some vanilla ice cream and have a happy day!
Video on making the crust: