Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet

Kick off apple season with these apple pie cinnamon rolls! Made with puff pastry, they’re a super-quick way to get your cinnamon roll fix!

Apple season is upon us and I am super excited to share these Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls with you! As you know I enjoy using seasonal ingredients such as apples. Last year at this time I made for you these Caramel Apple Croissants. A few years ago I also made these Caramel Apple Tarts!

Growing up I remember around the fall and apple seasons I would hear about Johnny Appleseed, although I never really understood who he was until I moved to Indiana a few years ago.

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We moved to Fort Wayne in 2015 and went to our first Johnny Appleseed festival last year. It is obviously filled with all kinds of apple pies and a famous apple cider that is made year after year.

Johnny Chapman aka Johnny Appleseed was known for planting apple trees through different states including Indiana and it is said that he died in Fort Wayne.

It is a little historical fact that Fort Wayne is very proud of and it was neat to see my kids taught this during the fall in their classrooms at school.

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I reminisce on this because we are moving from Fort Wayne and headed elsewhere! I will share with you next time, where that is.

As I have gotten older I have had a hard time deciding which season is my favorite because I enjoy something from each season. Typically it is what food I can make during that season. Weather wise I think fall is my all time favorite! I love how the weather is still comfortable enough to spend long days outside without the humidity but also how the light starts to fade as we get closer to winter. That is one thing I have enjoyed the most about Fort Wayne was its fall season and it will be something I miss.

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Lucky for me I can take all of my fall recipes with me, like this Cinnamon Apple Cake Roll and make them wherever I go.

To make these Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls you will need just a few ingredients to get you started. Half an hour is the time commitment you will need to put into them but once you have you will be most happy that you did! Enjoy!

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Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

    5 Servings


  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Chopped Apples, about 2 apples
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, melted, plus 1 tablespoon, softened
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 tablespoon Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray muffin pan with non stick cooking spray.
  2. In small bowl add apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, and melted butter. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Unfold puff pastry on floured surface. Roll out slightly. Sprinkle with vanilla cinnamon sugar.
  4. Spread evenly over pastry apple mixture.
  5. Roll up and cut into 10 even pieces.
  6. Place in muffin pan and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Cool for 5 minutes.
  8. In the meantime mix cream cheese, butter, heavy cream and powdered sugar together.
  9. Spread evenly over cinnamon rolls.
  10. Serve and ENJOY!


Source: Recipe adapted from Lauren’s Latest
Nancy Piran

About Nancy

Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.

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