Apple Pie Cupcakes

I’m not a picky eater.  I actually love ALL kinds of food.  I always make my family rate something after I make it because I usually like things that I cook.  My girls think it is a fun game to play.  As these cupcakes were cooking, my 6 year old came into the kitchen and announced that she bet those were going to be a 5 (5 is the highest).  After I made the topping she took a bite and said that she was wrong.  These are a 6!  I must say I also voted them a 6.  They are AMAZING!


Apple Pie Cupcakes

10 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

22 minTotal Time

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  • 1 (21 ounce) can Lucky Leaf Apple Pie Filling
  • ground cinnamon
  • 8 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 (12.4 ounce) can refrigerated cinnamon rolls
  • Cool Whip
  • Caramel Topping


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Lightly spray 8 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
  3. Open your cinnamon roll dough and spread them out on your counter.
  4. Flatten your dough so it is thin and it will be able to fill the majority of one of the muffin tin holes.
  5. Next, fill your dough with pie filling.
  6. Add a pinch of cinnamon on top of the apple filling.
  7. Add a Tablespoon of brown sugar on top of the cinnamon.
  8. Last, add a few walnuts on top of the brown sugar of each one.
  9. Cook in the oven at 400 degrees for 8 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  10. When they are done cooking take them out and let them cool for a few minutes.  
  11. Top with Cool Whip, more walnuts, and caramel sauce.
  12. Serve while warm.



50 cal


4 g


2 g


2 g
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16 Responses to “Apple Pie Cupcakes”

  1. I guess the rating is low as you don't explain exactly how to build these the apple slices go in the muffin pan? Do you roll up and cut the filled dough into slices and place them on top of the mentioned apple slices or do the apple slices go on after baking??? I hope you add these in the recipe method as they do sound yum!!
    • The pie filling is setting inside and on top. So yes you could call it open topped. After cooking it's set in there pretty good. We didn't have any problems with it actually spilling out when removing them from the pan. We were careful though so they keep their shape. Then add the whipped topping, caramel and nuts. Hope all of this helps! Thanks for stopping by our blog. :)
  2. Theresa
    Okay, I understand what Foodie meant... Are you dividing the tube roll of cinnamon rolls apart and then flattening the cinnamon roll to stuff in the muffin cup? That is where I am not sure what you mean by "Open your cinnamon roll dough and spread them out on your counter. Flatten your dough so it is thin and it will be able to fill the majority of one of the muffin tin holes. Next, you will want to fill your dough with the Lucky Leaf Apple Pie Filling. I used about 3 apple slices in each cup. I cut the sliced apples in half so they would fit better." I wasn't sure if you are flattening out the entire roll of dough and then dividing or squashing the individual cinnamon roll and then adding the goodies into that. I am going to try this later today with the squash the individual roll method. Looks and sounds incredibly YUMMY!
    • Hi Theresa, flatten each cinnamon roll individually and then each one fits into a muffin cup in the tin. So it will make 8 apple pie cupcakes. Then you add all of the other toppings as directed in the instructions. I hope this helps! Let us know if you have any other questions. :)

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