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 add sticky frosted cinnamon rolls you get one amazing sweet treat.
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.
This is a holiday favorite for brunch. I recommend it for Christmas or Thanksgiving morning to enjoy before the hustle & bustle begins. You can even bake it the night before and slice it to enjoy the next day.
Cinnamon Roll Pie is So Easy & Good
There is no easier 2-ingredient breakfast (well except for a glass of fresh blended banana juice) or dessert recipe than cinnamon roll pie. It is even easier than my Easy Puff Pastry Cinnamon Twists which needs only 4 ingredients.
All you need is ready-made pie crust and canned cinnamon rolls for this half-scratch recipe. The Pillsbury items make this so easy & are also the shortcut item in my Cinnamon Roll Peach Cobbler recipe.
If you like monkey bread, pie, or cinnamon danishes then this recipe is for you. Pair it with something savory like oven-cooked turkey bacon. It is a great afternoon snack with tea. Any time of the day, cinnamon roll pie will hit the spot.
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 pie crusts. You can make your own cinnamon rolls or pie crust too and it would be amazing.
- Canned Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls with Frosting - any brand but Pillsbury is my favorite & an easy-to-find brand.
- Pre-Made Pie Crust - you only need one & again Pillsbury is a great brand that is easy to unroll & use.
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.
You can also sprinkle in raisins and nuts for added yum. For Thanksgiving or Christmas sprinkle in some dried cranberries, and Craisins, before baking for a holiday hit.
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, please 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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Serve Cinnamon Roll Pie
This recipe makes 8 servings, so slice it accordingly. It is best served warm with 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 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.
Since Cracker Barrel will make this as a seasonal special only until December 24, 2021, it has come and gone. But now you can enjoy it every year fresh-baked at home.
If you have a family-favorite recipe, homemade pie crust is amazing in this recipe. This recipe was created to be so easy and that is why pre-made crusts are used but either will work.
You can make cinnamon roll pie ahead of time. Another reason to love this recipe. You can bake it the night before holidays or school days. Then simply warm it up and frost it when you are ready to serve it. Perfect for Christmas morning when everyone is busy unwrapping presents.
Cinnamon Roll Pie
- pie pan
- 1 Pillsbury Pie Crust - ready-made
- 1 Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll - canned
- 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.
|Amount per serving
|% Daily Value*
|Total Fat 5.8g
|Saturated Fat 1.8g
|Total Carbohydrate 24.6g
|Dietary Fiber 0.5g
|Total Sugars 10g
|Vitamin D 0mcg
|*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.
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