Cinnamon Roll Apple Crisp
Cinnamon Roll Apple Crisp

Cinnamon roll apple crisp is a delightful dessert that combines the flavors of warm cinnamon rolls and apple crisp in one delicious dish. This dessert features tender, spiced apples topped with a sweet and crumbly cinnamon roll-inspired topping. Here’s how to make it:


For the Apple Filling:

  • 6-8 cups peeled, cored, and sliced apples (such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cinnamon Roll Topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats (optional, for added texture)


  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350Β°F (175Β°C). Grease a 9Γ—13-inch baking dish or a similar-sized oven-safe dish.
  1. Prepare the Apple Filling:
  • In a large bowl, combine the sliced apples, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, salt, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Toss everything together until the apples are well coated with the sugar and spices.
  1. Transfer to Baking Dish:
  • Pour the apple mixture into the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
  1. Prepare the Cinnamon Roll Topping:
  • In another bowl, prepare the cinnamon roll topping. Combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, cold cubed butter, ground cinnamon, and salt.
  • Use a pastry cutter, fork, or your fingers to mix the ingredients together until they resemble coarse crumbs. You can also add the old-fashioned oats at this stage for added texture.
  1. Crumble Topping Over Apples:
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon roll topping evenly over the apple filling in the baking dish.
  1. Bake:
  • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 35-40 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown, and the apple filling is bubbling and tender when pierced with a fork.
  1. Cool and Serve:
  • Allow the cinnamon roll apple crisp to cool slightly before serving. It’s delicious on its own or served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
  1. Enjoy:
  • Serve warm and enjoy your delightful cinnamon roll apple crisp!

This dessert combines the comforting flavors of cinnamon rolls and apple crisp for a delightful treat. The warm, spiced apples paired with the sweet, crumbly topping make it a perfect dessert for fall or anytime you’re craving a cozy, homemade dessert.