Easy Cinnamon Roll Apple Cobbler

This easy cinnamon roll  apple cobbler uses a few premade ingredients and a DIY topping making a perfectly respectable breakfast or simple delicious dessert.
Easy Cinnamon Roll Apple Cobbler

Easy Cinnamon Roll Apple Cobbler

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

This post is sponsored on behalf of #FallFlavors. Our generous sponsors Door  County Coffee and Tea Company and Millican Pecan  have provided us with products for recipe creation and a giveaway for our readers. As always, all opinions are my own.

Easy Cinnamon Roll Apple Cobbler

My recipe of the day is for an easy cinnamon  roll  apple cobbler for #FallFlavors week, using  pecans provided by the Millican Pecan Company.

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Newsworthy Dessert?

This is actually one of those recipe ideas I picked up from reading in an  online  newspaper, as Google news tacked it to the bottom of the headlines as news “selected  for me”. It called for two ingredients: apple pie filling and cinnamon  rolls.

While I  usually  like to make everything from  scratch,  I also have that darker, lazier side (don’t we all, really?) And as some of these uber-easy recipes go,   they  have  occasionally  turned out to  be  pretty good,  like doing the meatballs with grape jelly and chili sauce. That one is a family favorite.

So I  thought I would test it  out to see how it went.

Easy Cinnamon Roll Apple Cobbler

A Pinterest Win  or a Pinterest  Fail?

And as some of these recipes go (I am  sure we have all come across one) it turns out it would  have been a Pinterest fail- if I had just followed it blindly. Thank  goodness I did not. The recipe I had,  called for much more pie filling (50% more in fact) and a much  larger pan (9×13).

The idea  is to put the bits of cinnamon  roll  in the pan and cover it with the pie filling and bake. But one can  of  rolls isn’t  nearly going to be enough- or maybe she meant two cans? Or maybe she never really made this at all and I was looking at one of those recipes that doesn’t belong to the  photo.

Easy Cinnamon Roll Apple Cobbler

Why Do People Do Those Things?

And yes, those kind of things do actually exist,  and I know  it for a fact after catching people stealing  my  pictures and attaching them to recipes that don’t apply. Or have you ever looked at the pic and can actually see ingredients that don’t belong?

But okay,  I shrunk the pan size to a pie plate and put the topping on  but it looked so boring I decided to add some  of the Millican Pecans  I had been sent for  Fall Flavors and a bit of streusel business.

Down  to Business

I baked for the twenty minutes they asked and (Good Gawd woman, that dough  is raw in the center!) and popped it back into the oven and  baked it out to around an hour (at which point scooting the topping over I could see  the rolls were done). Which makes sense because things like pie and quiche take around that long.

Plus the thing that happens that lets you know something is done- when the kitchen smells incredible.

Is it a Cobbler?  Or  Something Else? You  Tell Me

And basically, if this is not your usual cobbler type,  being somewhat upside down and has tendencies to be  like a dump cake and a monkey bread all at once. But it’s delicious and you’ll like it. I liked it so much,  in fact, that I pushed ahead and switched out the recipe I was going  to make with some of the pecans I was sent so you could get this recipe right away. I hope you like it. And  don’t worry about a Pinterest fail here–it is fixed and all is right with the world.

Fall Flavors

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Welcome to Flavors of Fall where we celebrate all things associated with fall like squash, apples, pecans, sweaters, football; you get the idea!  Ellen from Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures have gathered 24 bloggers who have over 100 recipes they’re sharing this week in celebration of cool weather and sweatshirts.  We hope you find many must make recipes so get your pinning, tweeting, and sharing fingers ready!
Here’s what we made for Thursday:

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer by Tip Garden
Plum Spice Bubble Tea by Daily Dish Recipes

Cinnamon Pecan Muffins by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Coffee Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Praline Pumpkin Spice Mini Muffins by Family Around the Table

Butternut, Kale, Butterbean & Pesto Salad by Sweet Beginnings
Coffee Rubbed Pork with Autumn Spices by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Eggplant Parmesan Boats by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Eggplant Rolantini by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Potato Rosemary Bread with Roasted Garlic by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Savoury Pecan Granola by Crumb Top Baking

Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake by Cheese Curd In Paradise
Easy Cinnamon Roll Apple Cobbler by Palatable Pastime
Vegan Chocolate Pecan Hand Pies by The Baking Fairy

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Easy Cinnamon Roll Apple Cobbler

Easy Cinnamon Roll Apple Cobbler

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Easy Cinnamon Roll Apple Cobbler

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 13- ounce can cinnamon rolls with butttercream icing
  • 1 21- ounce can apple pie filling
  • 1 tsp milk for thinning icing in tub

Streusel topping:

  • 1/2 cup chopped Millican pecans
  • 2 tablespoons soft butter
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Spray a pie pan with nonstick spray.
  • Unroll cinnamon rolls and set icing tub aside.
  • Chop rolls into fourths and scatter on the bottom of pie plate.
  • Top with apple pie filling.
  • Mix streusel and sprinkle on top.
  • Bake for one hour or until bubbly and rolls are cooked underneath.
  • Thin icing in the tub with milk to a drizzling consistency and top cobbler with it.
  • Serve warm.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword apple cobbler, cinnamon apple cobbler, cinnamon roll
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Easy Cinnamon Roll Apple Cobbler

Easy Cinnamon Roll Apple Cobbler

11 responses

  1. My first time viewing your recipes! Everything looks and sounds so yummy! I was born in Cincinnati but have lived in MI since about age 4. I love trying new recipes and my favorite fall flavors are apple and caramel!!

    • It did work out! But almost didn’t- which happens frequently if I try someone’s recipe who I don’t know, such as off Pinterest- they pretty much all try to fail. I don’t know how some people manage getting recipes like that. If I didn’t know what I was doing it would have gone straight to the trash. But I pulled out a save. Unlikely any first time cook would have. The recipe is good now- I even wonder if they actually made the first one because there was no way it was turning out the way they said.

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