Apple Pie Cupcakes

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Apple Pie Cupcakes
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 8
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We reimagined apple pie into cupcakes made from refrigerated cinnamon rolls and filled with cubed and caramelized Granny Smith apples. Recipe by Inspired Taste.
Apr 20, 2018


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Juice of half lemon (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 can (8 count) Pillsbury™ refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing

  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel-flavoured syrup


  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly spray 8 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 10-inch skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add apples; cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons brown sugar, the cinnamon and salt. Cook 5 minutes longer or until tender. Stir in lemon juice.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix Topping ingredients with fork or hands until crumbly. Set aside.
  • 4
    Separate dough into 8 rolls. Flatten each into 4-inch round; place in muffin cup.
  • 5
    Divide Apple Filling evenly onto rolls in muffin cups. Divide Topping evenly over Filling.
  • 6
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until bubbly and tops are lightly browned. Cool slightly before removing from muffin cups. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 7
    Serve cupcakes topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of syrup.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Take a shortcut and use canned apple pie filling.
  • Tip 2
    Instead of whipped cream, top with ice cream or your favourite flavour of buttercream frosting.

Nutrition Information

525.5 Calories, 15.1g Total Fat, 70.5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8 cupcakes
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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