Cinnamon Roll Stuffed Apples

A delicious and fun dessert to serve at your next party. Apples are stuffed with cinnamon rolls and baked until soft. You get apple pie filling and fluffy cinnamon rolls all in one dessert.
close-up of cinnamon roll stuffed apple

I am so pleased with how these turned out. I think I will be making them again for my Thanksgiving menu.

They don’t take that long to prepare (especially if you use a tube of cinnamon roll dough instead of making your own), and it makes a great presentation.
overhead photo of cinnamon roll stuffed apples

Apples

It’s important to choose large wide apples for this recipe. You should have seen me at the market going through dozens of apples to pick the perfect ones.

Large wide apples give the cinnamon rolls sufficient room to expand during baking.

When you hollow out the apples, make sure you leave a rim that is about ½ inch thick. It will shrivel during baking so you don’t want the edges to be too thin before baking.
prep photos of how to make cinnamon roll stuffed apples

Taste

The cinnamon roll still tastes like a cinnamon roll, but mixed with sweet apple juices. Some of the apple juices seep into the dough during baking, keeping the roll very moist but not soggy.

The apple tastes like a healthier version of apple pie. The hollowed out apple is brushed with butter and cinnamon and baked until soft.
inside of cinnamon roll stuffed apple

I think these Cinnamon Roll Stuffed Apples would make a great Fall dessert at a dinner party, Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving.
plate of cinnamon roll stuffed apples
For other fun apple ideas, check out my Apple Pies Baked in Apples or Apple Rose Tarts.

Cinnamon Roll Stuffed Apples

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8

Apples are stuffed with cinnamon rolls and baked to create a fun and delicious dessert that is perfect for a party.

Ingredients:

  • 8 large and wide apples
  • 1 tube refrigerated cinnamon rolls 8 count
  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Slice off top third of apples. Hollow out the apples, leaving about ½ inch rim.
  3. Brush inside of apples with butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

  4. Place a cinnamon roll into each apple. Place apples onto baking sheet.

  5. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until cinnamon rolls are cooked and golden brown.

  6. Drizzle cinnamon rolls with icing while cinnamon rolls are still warm. 

Notes:

I used a 12.4 oz tube of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls which contains 8 rolls

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4 comments on “Cinnamon Roll Stuffed Apples”

  1. 5 stars
    Instead of the icing consider taking the apple that was scooped out, where or dice fine, and sprinkle it over the roll before baking.

    • good idea! though it may make the cinnamon roll dough too moist since it is already sitting in an apple as well. And the weight of the apples on top may cause the roll to not rise perfectly. It could work well if you cook the leftover apples separately while the cinnamon roll is cooking and then add them on top at the end.

  2. 5 stars
    What a gorgeous idea ! So beautiful ! Thank you !

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