Cinnamon Roll Pie (Cracker Barrel copycat)

Cinnamon Roll Pie is the creation of Cracker Barrel for an amazing combination that is simple but oh so yummy.  Yes, you can have pie for breakfast and no one is mad about it. When you take two amazing baked goods like a flaky pie crust and fill it with sticky frosted cinnamon rolls you get one amazing sweet treat.  If you like monkey bread, pie, or cinnamon danishes then this recipe is for you. 

There is no easier 2-ingredient breakfast or dessert recipe than cinnamon roll pie. All you need is ready-made pie crust like Pillsbury and canned cinnamon rolls for this half-scratch recipe.  Elevating two simple store-bought items into a new breakfast recipe that is easy enough to have kids help make it. Cinnamon roll pie is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert. No matter how you slice it, you need to make this cinnamon roll pie recipe that is an easy copycat of the Cracker Barrel menu item. 

 

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Cinnamon Roll Pie (Cracker Barrel copycat) PN2 a slice and the pie pan

 

 

Ingredients for Cinnamon Roll Pie

All you need is 2 ingredients for this cinnamon roll pie recipe. That is all, just two items and both are ready-made items you can easily find at your grocery store.   Grab a can of Pillsbury canned cinnamon rolls and a box of the pie crusts. You can make your own cinnamon rolls or pie crust too and it would be amazing. However, for this Cracker Barrel copycat recipe, this is a quick and easy cinnamon roll pie.  It can be ready even during busy weekdays for breakfast thanks to using store-bought pie crust and cinnamon rolls from a can. 

Cinnamon Roll Pie as a Dessert

You can serve it for dessert also.  In addition, you can make this cinnamon roll pie with apple pie filling too.  Once you bake the crust for 5 minutes, then add canned apple pie filling and then top with the cinnamon rolls before baking the final 15 minutes. It is fantastic and like the ultimate cinnamon apple pie & apple danish all in one scrumptious bite. 

Cinnamon Roll Pie (Cracker Barrel copycat) ingredients

 

 

How to Make Cinnamon Roll Pie

Prepare a pie pan with nonstick cooking spray and preheat the oven to 400°. For the pie crust, as instructed on the box, bring it to room temperature for about 10 minutes. This allows it to unroll easily and shape into your pie pan. 

Once it is ready, slowly unroll it and place it evenly in the pie pan. You will prebake this a bit so prick the bottom of the crust gently with a fork.  You can also crimp the edges if you want to have that design. 

Cinnamon Roll Pie (Cracker Barrel copycat) dough in the pie plate with fork holes and cinnamon rolls to the side

 

How Long to Bake Cinnamon Roll Pie

Bake the pie crust for 5 minutes in the 400° oven.   Once it is barely set up and ready, remove it from the oven. Open the canned cinnamon rolls and place them evenly in the center of the pie crust as seen below.  Place it back into the oven and cook for 15 minutes.  

Cinnamon Roll Pie (Cracker Barrel copycat) overhead of dough in the pie pan plus raw cinnamon rolls arranged on the pie crust

 

How to Know When It is Ready

Cinnamon roll pie will be ready when the crust is golden brown on the edges.  The cinnamon rolls will also have expanded and are fully baked taking up much of the inside of the pie crust.  At this point, let it rest on the counter for 3-5 minutes before frosting. If you frost it right away, the frosting tends to melt. 

Cinnamon Roll Pie (Cracker Barrel copycat) baked and on the counter cooling

 

Frost the Cinnamon Roll Pie

Once the cinnamon rolls are slightly cooled but still warm, they are ready to be frosted.   Using the frosting that comes in the canned cinnamon rolls,  drizzle it over the top of the cinnamon roll pie evenly.  I like to use a small spoon to scoop and let it drip while I frost it using a back & forth motion over the top of the pie. 

 

Cinnamon Roll Pie (Cracker Barrel copycat) ready to frost

 

How to Serve Cinnamon Roll Pie

This recipe makes 8 servings, so slice it accordingly. It is best served warm with the frosting on top.  It is a great breakfast or brunch item as is.    Serve cinnamon roll pie with yogurt or fruit.  It is also great with just with coffee, especially my MINT MOJITO ICED COFFEE, which is a Philz Coffee copycat recipe.  This cinnamon roll pie is an easy make-ahead breakfast recipe that is great for holidays like Easter, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas. 

Storing and Reheating 

Cinnamon roll pie is very easy to store and reheat.  Simply cover it with foil or plastic wrap and store it on the kitchen counter for up to 2 days.  It reheats quickly in the microwave for just 15 seconds.  Word is Cracker Barrel will make this as a seasonal special only until December 24, 2021, but you now can have it any day for years to come with this homemade copycat cinnamon pie recipe.

 

Cinnamon Roll Pie (Cracker Barrel copycat) a slice plated with a spoon and the pie pan in the background

 

 

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Cinnamon Roll Pie

Angela
Cinnamon Roll Pie is the creation of Cracker Barrel for an amazing combination that is simple but oh so yummy. There is no easier 2-ingredient breakfast or dessert recipe than cinnamon roll pie. 
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Equipment

  • pie pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Pillsbury Pie Crust - ready-made
  • 1 Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll - canned

Instructions
 

  • Prepare a pie pan with nonstick cooking spray and preheat the oven to 400°.
    For the pie crust, as instructed on the box, bring it to room temperature for about 10 minutes.
  • Once it is ready, slowly unroll it and place it evenly in the pie pan. You will prebake this a bit so prick the bottom of the crust gently with a fork.  You can also crimp the edges if you want to have that design. 
  • Bake the pie crust for 5 minutes in the 400° oven.  
  • After the crust has cooked, remove it from the oven. Next, open the canned cinnamon rolls and place them evenly in the center of the pie.
  • Place it back into the oven and cook for 15 minutes.  
  • Once done baking, let it rest on the counter for 3-5 minutes before frosting. 
  • Once the cinnamon rolls are slightly cooled but still warm, they are ready to be frosted.   Using the frosting that comes in the canned cinnamon rolls,  drizzle it over the top of the cinnamon roll pie evenly.
  • Serve immediately while still warm.
  • Cinnamon Roll Pie stores and reheats easily. Cover the pie pan with foil or plastic wrap and store it on the kitchen counter for up to 2 days.
    To rewarm, heat for about 15 seconds in the microwave.

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving  
Calories 159
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.8g 7%
Saturated Fat 1.8g 9%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 358mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 24.6g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Total Sugars 10g  
Protein 2.1g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 0mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Keyword baked goods, breakfast, brunch, dessert, easy, half-scratch, holiday, one pan, quick, ready-made, sweet

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6 thoughts on “Cinnamon Roll Pie (Cracker Barrel copycat)”

  • 5 stars
    You are so right that this is crazy easy to make. My husband loves Cracker Barrell and about squeezed me when he saw I made this today. We love love love this cinnamon roll breakfast pie.

  • 5 stars
    We love Cracker Barrel for breakfast. This was a new one on their recipe and we are excited to make it at home too. We love it at the restaurant and sad to see it will go at Christmas but happy to make it at home.

  • 5 stars
    This was easy and the kids loved it. We tried it with apple pie filling and cannot recommend this enough. We don’t have a Cracker Barrel near us so we are happy to have this at home.

  • 5 stars
    We had this at Cracker Barrel on Sunday. I made it today at home now and it was almost as good. There is more frosting at the restaurant but it was still so good, we just like a lot of frosting.

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