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Leftover Apple Pie Cinnamon Buns

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 1 tube store-bought cinnamon roll dough (i.e. Pillsbury, etc)*
  • 2 slices leftover apple pie
  • Glaze, optional (but really not that optional)
  • Caramel sauce, optional

for the Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/21 tablespoon milk


  1. Preheat oven as directed on tube of cinnamon roll dough. Remove filling from slices of pie and reserve the crust for snacking. Chop up any large pieces of apple and place filling in small bowl.
  2. Carefully unroll cinnamon buns from tube and spread apple pie filling in the center of each strip of dough. Although it’s tempting, try not to overstuff with pie filling or else it will be more difficult to re-roll.
  3. Re-roll cinnamon buns and place in a lightly greased pie plate. Bake as directed on the tube of cinnamon rolls.
  4. Your tube of cinnamon rolls might have included icing. If so, feel free to use. If not, whip up some glaze and drizzle the heck out of it on top of the cinnamon rolls. For extra indulgence, feel free to put some caramel sauce on top too.

for the Glaze

  1. In a small bowl, combine sugar, butter, and vanilla. Stir in milk slowly, until the desired glaze consistency is reached.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins