Friday, January 3, 2014

Cinnamon Roll Dutch Apple Pie

     In November, there was a post on the FB page of "Single Dad Laughing" which got a LOT of interest.  He was talking about an annual "pie day" that he hosts with friends & family.  One of the pies that so many of us thought intriguing was "Cinnamon Roll Dutch Apple Pie"; after many requests, he posted the recipe for his readers.  I personally cannot WAIT to try this next holiday season! 

Cinnamon Roll Dutch Apple Pie

For the crust:

1 Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust
1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tsp. water)

For the pie:

7 to 8 C peeled, cored and thinly sliced small Granny Smith apples
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1 C Gold Medal unbleached all-purpose flour
1 C light brown sugar
granulated sugar, for sprinkling

For the icing:

1/2 C powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. milk


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Unroll pie crust on a lightly floured surface.  Brush with butter and sprinkle evenly with cinnamon.  Roll up tightly and slice into 1/2 inch rounds, like miniature cinnamon rolls.

Press miniature cinnamon rolls, flat side down, evenly into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch glass pie plate, making sure there are no spaces between the rolls.  Brush pie crust lightly with egg wash.

Place sliced apples in a mound on top of the crust.  In a large bowl, combine butter, flour and brown sugar and form into crumbles using fingers or a pastry blender.  Sprinkle crumble over apples.

Sprinkle granulated sugar evenly over crumble.  Bake pie until the top and crust are a golden brown and the filling is bubbling, about 40-45 minutes (cover top/crust with foil if necessary to prevent it from getting too dark).  Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.

In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and milk to form icing (add more sugar or milk to reach desired consistency).  Using a pastry bag or Ziploc bag with one tip cut off, pipe on icing in a swirl on top of crumble on fully cooked pie.

***Here's the direct link to Single Dad Laughing's Facebook fan page:
He also writes a blog; you should be able to access a direct link through his Facebook page. 

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