Like most people, I’d be hard-pressed to pick a favorite dessert.
After all, when you’re choosing between contenders like flourless chocolate cake, tasty fruit crumble, and, of course, our own famous caramel pretzel brownies, it’s going to be a littlechallenging to play favorites.
That said, amazing new recipes are showing up all the time, and the latest one to cross my dashboard might just be a new challenger for the title.
At first glance, I thought it was an ordinary apple pie, and then I realized what was really happening under all those perfect apple slices!
It definitely makes for a pretty picture of an apple pie, but it’s even more delicious than I could have imagined, because the crust is hiding a scrumptious secret. It’s entirely made up of another of my favorite treats: cinnamon rolls!
Print out the recipe below to make your own version of this sweet, spiced dessert fantasy!
2 9-inch pie crusts
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsps. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 Tbsps. butter, melted
4 Granny Smith apples, peeled
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 1/2 Tbsps. water
2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled
1/2 cup apricot preserves
Additional butter, to taste
Roll 2 pie crusts together, roll out to 1/2-inch thickness
In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and melted butter into a smooth paste.
Spread cinnamon mixture evenly on pie crust, then roll tightly.
Slice rolled pie crust evenly into 1/2-inch rounds, then lay on wax paper with swirl facing up.
Add another layer of wax paper, then press and roll cinnamon rolls until flattened to 1/4-inch thickness.
Line the bottom of a pie plate with flattened rolls, crimp edges with a fork. Set aside to chill.
Core and chop Granny Smith apples. Cook with sugar and 2 Tbsps. of water until soft and chunky. Set aside.
Core Golden Delicious apples and slice finely.
Fill pie crust with cooked apple mixture, and top with thin layer of sliced apples.
Brush with small amount of melted butter.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes at 350 °F.
Meanwhile, heat apricot preserves and remaining water in a small saucepan, stirring until smooth.
When pie is done baking, immediately brush with apricot preserves and serve hot. Enjoy!