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Apple Pie Cups

These adorable Apple Pie Cups are the easiest dessert to make and seriously taste so much better than traditional apple pie! Made with store-bought cinnamon rolls and apple pie filling, these cinnamon roll apple cups have the tastiest crust ever and are absolutely irresistible.

These little treats make an amazing Thanksgiving dessert, or a just-because Fall dessert.

mini apple pie cups with icing on top

Ready for the EASIEST apple dessert ever?? You're going to love these easy individual apple pie recipe using Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls. 

Even if you're a dessert-from-scratch person, hear me out here. You're going to LOVE these mini apple pies because:

  • They have the tastiest cinnamon roll crust that is crispy, buttery, flaky, and perfect for unrolling. You have to admit that sounds better (and easier!) than traditional apple pie crust, no?
  • Super easy to make - you can get kids involved to help you!
  • Ready in under a half hour!
  • They are great for portion control.... unless you eat two or three of these bad boys. Oops!!

Just look at that fantastic cinnamon roll crust and apple pie filling. I'm telling you, cinnamon roll apple pies are amazing.

Related recipe: Cheesecake with Apple Pie Topping

showing the inside of a cinnamon roll apple pie cup

Ready to make these?

Here's what you need:

  • 2 cans of Cinnamon Rolls (such as Cinnabon or Pillsbury)
  • 1 can of Apple Pie Filling  - 21 ounce

You'll also need:

  • Muffin tray (12 muffins per tray)
  • Coking spray (neutral or butter-flavored)

Related recipe: Lemon Curd Cream Puffs

Here's how to make these:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Step 2: Spray a muffin tin with the Cooking Spray, and place a Cinnabon Cinnamon roll in each muffin space. Press the roll up the sides and down in the bottom of the muffin tin, to form a little cup/crust.  Make sure to press the roll evenly up the sides. 

cinnamon rolls pressed into a muffin tin to make a mini cinnamon pie crust

Step 3: Fill the little cups with the Apple Pie Filling.

spooning apple pie filling into cinnamon muffin cups

Step 4: Bake at 375 degrees for 14 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown. (And check out this Easy Chocolate Hummus recipe while you wait!)

baked mini apple pies in a muffin pan

Step 5: Remove from oven to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes, and then gently remove cups from muffin tins.

Allow to cool almost completely, if you want the icing to stay white and firm (and pretty, like in the pictures). If you prefer a meltier icing drizzle, then pipe the icing onto the apple pies while they're warm.

Place the icing from both cans of Cinnamon rolls into one small pastry bag and pipe the icing on top of each one. 

plate of mini apple pie cups and a cooling rack with mini apple pie cups

Enjoy!!

I hope you love these two-ingredient muffin tin apple pies as much as we did!

Here are a few other easy desserts you will love:

And if you're in the mood for some festive holiday drinks, I got you covered too!

If you enjoyed this recipe, let me know with a comment and a star rating below. And don't forget to share it on Facebook and save it on Pinterest for later!

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mini apple pie cups with icing on top
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4.67 from 3 votes

Mini Apple Pie Cups

These mini apple pie cups are baked in a muffin tin and are the easiest, tastiest dessert ever with just 2 ingredients!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 mini pies
Author: Kate

Ingredients

  • 2 cans Cinnamon rolls such as Cinnabon or Pillsbury)
  • 21 oz Can of apple pie filling
  • Cooking spray

Special equipment

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray, and place a cinnamon roll in each muffin space. Press the roll up down in the bottom and then up the sides of the muffin tin, to form a little cup/crust. Make sure to press the roll evenly up the sides.
    cinnamon rolls pressed into a muffin tin to make a mini cinnamon pie crust
  • Fill the cups with apple pie filling, and bake at 375F for 14 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and cook on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Then gently remove cups from the muffin tin and allow to cool completely.
    spooning apple pie filling into cinnamon roll muffin cups
  • Place the icing from both cans of cinnamon rolls in a small pastry bag (or a zip lock bag with a tiny piece of the tip cut off). Once the apple pie cups cool completely, pipe the icing on top. Enjoy!
    individual apple pies baked in a muffin tray

 

 

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