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Cinnamon Roll Apple Cobbler

This semi-homemade cinnamon roll apple cobbler is easy to make with refrigerated cinnamon roll dough, apple pie filling, and topped with vanilla icing. The dish is a delightful breakfast and dessert, perfect for fall and the holiday season. Just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes prep!

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What is cinnamon roll apple cobbler?

This dish is similar to traditional apple cobbler but made with cinnamon rolls. First, you layer apple pie filling into the baking dish.

Then you top the whole thing with pieces of cut-up cinnamon rolls and bake it to gooey, golden-brown perfection.

Once baked, drizzle the icing over the cobbler, and voila, you have a delicious apple dessert with cinnamon rolls your whole family will enjoy!

If you have never tried cinnamon roll cobbler before, definitely give it a shot! Just like my cinnamon roll peach cobbler, it’s so easy and yummy that you want to make it again and again!

For more apple recipes, try our crustless apple pie, apple pie bars, and 3-ingredient apple bread.

♥ Reasons to love cinnamon roll apple cobbler

  • Delicious: Cinnamon roll apple pie cobbler is soft, warm, sweet, and loaded with the cozy flavors of apples, spice, and vanilla.
  • Fall favorite: This easy apple cobbler with cinnamon rolls does not disappoint. It’s the perfect fall breakfast and dessert any day of the week.
  • Quick: I also love it as a last-minute Thanksgiving dessert. As long as you have a can of cinnamon rolls and apple pie filling, you can whip this up at a moment’s notice. Be sure to bookmark this one!
cinnamon roll apple cobbler ingredients.
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Ingredients

You’ll essentially need cinnamon rolls and apple pie filling to make this easy cobbler! Please scroll down to the recipe card below for exact measurements.

  • Cinnamon rolls: I recommend a can of large (grands-style) cinnamon rolls, but any kind and brand will work. If using regular size, you’ll need one and a half cans. Save the glaze for later.
  • Apple pie filling: Use homemade apple pie filling or grab your favorite brand from the store. Caramel apple pie filling is also divine!
  • Melted butter (optional): I like to brush the cinnamon rolls with a little melted butter so they bake nice and golden.
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How to make cinnamon roll apple cobbler

Ready to dive into this delicious cinnamon roll apple cobbler? Let’s go over the instructions step-by-step!

1: Preheat oven and prepare baking dish

First, preheat the oven set to 350°F / 180°C / gas mark 4.

Then, grease a 9 x 13-inch / 23 x 33 cm baking dish or a 3 -quart casserole dish with melted butter or non-stick cooking spray.

step 2 add apple pie filling.

2: Add apple pie filling

Pour the apple pie filling into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly out.

step 3 cut cinnamon roll into quarters.

3: Chop cinnamon rolls

Open the can of cinnamon rolls and set the icing pack aside.

Cut each of the cinnamon rolls into quarters.

Place the fourths in an even layer on top of the apple pie filling in the baking dish.

step 4 bake cobbler.

4: Bake cobbler

Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil. Bake for 20 minutes.

Then Remove the foil and bake for another 20 to 25 minutes or until the cinnamon rolls have puffed up and are lightly golden brown.

step 5 ice cobbler.

5: Ice & serve

Remove the cobbler from the oven.

Let it cool for a few minutes, then drizzle the reserved icing on top.

Serve the apple cobbler warm with whipped cream or ice cream if desired. Enjoy!

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Recipe tips

  • Chop the cinnamon rolls: Cut each cinnamon roll into four pieces and spread them out evenly on the fruit. This ensures the topping bakes evenly.
  • Don’t skip the butter: Brushing the top with butter creates a beautiful golden-brown color. Plus, it keeps the cinnamon rolls moist and tender.
  • Bake thoroughly: To prevent doughy, unbaked cinnamon rolls, bake the cobbler for the allotted time.
  • Cover with tin foil: To avoid burning the top, cover the baking dish with a piece of aluminum foil for the first half of baking.
  • How to know when your cobbler is ready: The 2-ingredient cinnamon roll apple cobbler is done baking once the top is golden brown and the apple filling is bubbling. To test, insert a toothpick in the center. Your cobbler is ready when it comes out clean (without unbaked dough).
close up of cinnamon rolls and apple pie filling in a baking dish.
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Variations

Want to change things up? Here are a few simple ways to customize this cinnamon roll apple cobbler recipe!

  • Mix-ins: Add a handful of raisins, dried apricots, or dried cranberries for additional fruity flavor.
  • Other fruit: Instead of apple pie filling, try strawberry, cherry, blueberry, or peach pie filling, or poached pears.
  • Different cinnamon rolls: Try another flavor of cinnamon roll, like pumpkin spice rolls or orange rolls.
  • More icing: If you’d like more icing than what’s included in the can, make a simple glaze with powdered sugar and milk. I also like this easy cream cheese icing on top.
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Serving suggestions

No matter how you serve it, this cinnamon roll apple pie filling dessert is sure to be a hit. Here are a few ideas you can dress the cobbler up and take the deliciousness to the next level:

  • Serve it with whipped cream: This classic combination tastes so good!
  • Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream: Top your cobbler with vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgent dessert.
  • Drizzle with caramel sauce: Apple cobbler and caramel sauce are a match made in heaven.
  • Sprinkle with chop nuts: For a nutty crunch, sprinkle on some chop nuts like walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts.
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Storage instructions

  • Store: This 2-ingredient apple cobbler tastes best served warm, but you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
  • Reheat: When ready to eat, zap individual portions in the microwave in 30-second intervals until warmed through.
  • Freeze: You can also freeze the baked cinnamon roll apple cobbler for up to 3 months. Wrap the baking dish tightly with plastic wrap or transfer the cobbler into a freezer-safe container.
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More cobbler recipes

Looking for more cobbler inspiration? Here are a few of my other favorite fruit cobbler recipes and fruit desserts.

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cinnamon roll apple cobbler.

Cinnamon Roll Apple Cobbler Recipe

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This semi-homemade cinnamon roll apple cobbler is easy to make with refrigerated cinnamon roll dough, apple pie filling, and topped with vanilla icing. The dish is a delightful breakfast and dessert, perfect for fall and the holiday season. Just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes prep!

Ingredients

  • 1 can (21 oz / 600 g) apple pie filling
  • 1 can (17.5 oz / 500 g) refrigerated cinnamon rolls (large cinnamon rolls, see Notes)
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven and prepare baking dish. First, preheat the oven set to 350°F / 180°C / gas mark 4. Then, grease a 9 x 13-inch / 23 x 33 cm baking dish or a 3 -quart casserole dish with melted butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Add apple pie filling. Pour the apple pie filling into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly out.
  3. Chop cinnamon rolls. Open the can of cinnamon rolls and set the icing pack aside. Cut each of the cinnamon rolls into four pieces. Place the fourths in an even layer on top of the apple pie filling in the baking dish.
  4. Bake cobbler. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil. Bake for 20 minutes. Then Remove the foil and bake for another 20 to 25 minutes or until the cinnamon rolls have puffed up and are lightly golden brown.
  5. Ice. Remove the cobbler from the oven. Let it cool for a few minutes, then drizzle the reserved icing on top.
  6. Serve. Serve the apple cobbler warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired. Enjoy!


Notes

Cinnamon Rolls

The recipe works with large/grands and regular-sized cinnamon rolls. Either use 1 x 17.5-ozcan of large cinnamon rolls or 1 to 1 1/2 x 12.5-oz can of regular cinnamon rolls.

Tips

  • Chop the cinnamon rolls: Cut each cinnamon roll into four pieces and spread them out evenly on the fruit. This ensures the topping bakes evenly.
  • Don’t skip the butter: Brushing the top with butter creates a beautiful golden-brown color. Plus, it keeps the cinnamon rolls moist and tender.
  • Bake thoroughly: To prevent doughy, unbaked cinnamon rolls, bake the cobbler for the allotted time.
  • Cover with tin foil: To avoid burning the top, cover the baking dish with a piece of aluminum foil for the first half of baking.
  • How to know when your cobbler is ready: The 2-ingredient cinnamon roll apple cobbler is done baking once the top is golden brown and the apple filling is bubbling. To test, insert a toothpick in the center. Your cobbler is ready when it comes out clean (without unbaked dough).
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

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