Muffin Tin Cinnamon Roll Apple Pies

March 25, 2022 17 Comments

These muffin tin cinnamon roll apple pies are only 2 ingredients and so easy to make.

Muffin Tin Cinnamon Roll Apple Pies

From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito

These muffin tin cinnamon roll apple pies are so cute and you only need 2 ingredients to make them.

I know it’s crazy to think that these adorable little pies are only 2 ingredients but believe me, it’s happening.

Pretty incredible what a package of canned cinnamon rolls, some apple pie filling and a muffin tin can do.

As someone who’s an admitted horrible baker, I live for shortcut desserts like this one.

Minimal effort with maximum results and only 2 ingredients!

It just doesn’t get easiest to make than that. And I absolutely love the way they look, too.

I mean, anything made in a muffin tin is destined for cuteness.

These pies were such a huge hit at my house.

You’ll love them too if you give them a try. I just know it.

And speaking of desserts you’d love. Here are a couple super simple and delicious dessert recipes for you to try next:

Filling alternatives

Yes this recipe is technically for apple pies but that’s no reason not to branch out.

This is really just a concept so switch out any kind of pie filling you’d like.

They’d all work together very nicely with the cinnamon roll crust.

Topping options:

I really drove home that these cinnamon roll apple pies were only 2 ingredients.

That’s a huge selling point for this recipe I think.

There are a few things you can add to jazz these up a little though if you’re in the mood.

Here are a few ideas for toppings:

  • Cinnamon
  • Crushed nuts
  • Shipped cream
  • Caramel
  • Ice cream
  • Rasins

Use your imagination! Whatever you think would be delicious and suit your own taste, go for it.

Muffin tin cinnamon roll apple pie recipe video:

Muffin tin cinnamon roll apple pie ingredients:

  • Pillsbury cinnamon rolls
  • Apple pie filling
  • Cinnamon (optional)


First, spray the muffin tin with cooking spray.

Then, open the pillsbury cinnamon rolls and separate them into their 8 individual servings.

Save the glaze that comes in the can and place it on the side.

Now using your fingers, press down and spread each cinnamon roll flat.

Next place them individually into each cup of the muffin tin.

After that, use your fingers to press down and push the cinnamon rolls against the bottom and up the side of the muffin tin.

Now place a little of the apple pie filling into the center of the cinnamon rolls. 

I did about two slices of apples in each one.

Then bake them in a 375° oven for about 13-15 minutes.

Next let them cool slightly in the muffin tin. For about 5 minutes. 

Using a fork, carefully remove them and place them on a wire rack to cook for another couple of minutes.

Now this is optional but If you have a little cinnamon on hand, sprinkle some on top of the apples now.

If not you can totally omit it.

Finally, microwave that glaze for about 10’seconds or until it’s nice and smooth.

Pour it over the cinnamon roll apple pies and you’re done!

Transfer them to a serving platter, serve warm and enjoy!

Original recipe:

I go this recipe straight from the Pillsbury website here is the link if you’d like to check that out yourself.

Muffin Tin Cinnamon Roll Apple Pies

These adorable cinnamon roll apple pies are only 2 ingredients and so easy to make.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 2 ingredient dessert, muffin tin dessert, muffin tin recipes


  • muffin tin
  • baking rack


  • 1 can Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls This brand will come with the icing
  • 1 20oz can Apple Pie filling I used about half of the can
  • Cinnamon (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Spray your muffin tin with cooking spray
  • Open the cinnamon roll package. Place the icing off to the side to use for later.
  • Using your fingers, press down on the individual cinnamon rolls to flatten them out. Place each one into the muffin tin cups. Push the cinnamon roll into the bottom and up the sides.
  • Place about 2 slices of the apple pie filling on top of each of the cinnamon rolls
  • Bake them for about 13-15 minutes or until the cinnamon rolls are slightly browned and cooked through.
  • Let them cool in the muffin tin for about 5 minutes then transfer them to a wire rack or serving platter.
  • Lightly sprinkle them with cinnamon now if you'd like.
  • Microwave the glaze that came in the Pillsbury package for about 10 seconds or until its smooth and melted
  • Pour the glaze all over the cinnamon roll apple pies and serve warm
Tara Ippolito

About Al Dente Diva

Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.

Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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  • Anita Robinson July 11, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    I made these for church fellowship. They were a big hit. None left to bring home.

    • Al Dente Diva July 17, 2022 at 4:39 pm

      Im so happy to hear that. Thanks so much for trying the recipe and sharing, too!

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