Cinnamon Roll PIE?! This is so amazing! If you like the gooey goodness of cinnamon rolls, you are going to LOVE this pie which is made from two layers of cinnamon rolls with a sweet nutty brown sugar filling in between. Tasty and simple and easy to prepare with Grands! prepared rolls. Great for families and holidays!
Back in October, I shared tips for cooking with kids. One of those tips was to buy foods that make it easier for the kids to cook, like packaged cinnamon rolls. They make it easy for kids to make a complete breakfast – all they have to do is pop open the roll, place the cinnamon rolls in a baking dish, bake, and then ice. They’re simple and easy enough for kids to make with just a little oven help.
This recipe is easy, friend. It’s so easy that my kids can do it. Allie made this almost all by herself, with Joe reading the recipe and helping her to measure and then putting the completed pie in and out of the oven.
Joe was not all that happy to be beginning a blog-related baking project at 8:30pm, but duty called and he is naught but a dutiful spouse. The girls, of course, were thrilled to begin baking at bedtime.
That’s how we roll some days.
So the recipe, as you can see at the top, is Cinnamon Roll Pie.
It uses cinnamon rolls for the crust – a perfect detour around making a pie crust from scratch, which I have never, ever done in my entire life and may be able to avoid for the rest of my entire life.
The pre-made cinnamon rolls cut the prep time down to almost nothing, taking about 20 minutes from start to sliding in the oven.
In fact, Allie spilled the brown sugar after it had been solidly packed into the measuring cup, and they had to start over with the packing.
And it still only took 20 minutes.
Using packaged cinnamon rolls also gives you two packets of glaze to top your pie, which sends a delicious pie simply over the top of the deliciousness scale. The finished pie is better than you can even imagine. You’re going to LOVE it.
How to make cinnamon roll pie
- Preheat the oven to 400º.
- Grease a pie pan by brushing it with melted butter (in addition to the 6 tablespoons required in the recipe).
- Cut each cinnamon roll in half horizontally so that you have 2 complete but thinner rolls from each one. Line the greased pie plate with half of the cinnamon rolls, pressing them slightly to cover the bottom and sides of the pan.
- Combine the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter to make a paste. Spread 2/3 of the filling over the cinnamon rolls, then top with 1 cup of chopped pecans.
- Cover the filling with the remaining cinnamon rolls (you may have some left over, depending on the size of your pan).
- Spread the remaining filling over the top layer of rolls, then top with the remaining pecans.
- Bake 30 minutes at 400º. Pay attention and cover with foil if the top crust starts to get too brown.
- While the pie bakes, place the packets of icing on top of the oven to warm. Once the pie is done, spread it generously with the icing, then allow to cool for at least 30 minutes so that the icing can set up. Best when served warm.
If you like cinnamon roll pie, you will love these:
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