This is one of those “Why in the heck didn’t I think of this before?” desserts. It is soooo good, and so easy. It takes about 5 minutes to prepare but looks and tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen.
When I first saw a version of this on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it. Once I did, I knew I could make it even easier and still just as delicious. This has become our new favorite! A word of advice though…if you are going to take it somewhere make sure you buy those elastic things that look like mini pool covers. I think they are called bowl covers or something similar. Saran Wrap and Aluminum foil fit too closely and smear the frosting on the top. Or, I guess you could just wait until you arrived to put the frosting on. A tip about the frosting…you simply use what comes with the cinnamon rolls. I have personally found that I like using the store brand the best. The first reason is that it costs less. The second reason is that their frosting comes in a bag instead of a tub making it really easy to snip a corner and make pretty designs over the top!
Cinnamon Roll Apple Pecan Pie
1 can apple pie filling
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tube Cinnamon Rolls
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 tbsp. butter, melted
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
Mix together apple pie filling and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon.
Separate the cinnamon rolls and cut each into quarters.
Place the quartered rolls into the bowl with the apple pie filling along with pecans.
In a separate bowl, combine melted butter and brown sugar.
Mix well and add to the cinnamon roll/apple filling mixture.
Toss gently to combine.
Spoon the mixture over into a well greased pie pan.
Bake at 350 for about 28-32 minutes or until a deep, golden brown.
Cool for about 5 minutes and drizzle the frosting over the top.