This Apple Cinnamon Bubble-Up Bake Puts A New Twist On Apple Pie

The holiday season can leave you tired of pie because you’ve seen it all — pumpkin, apple, pecan, sweet potato. Now, it’s a new year and time for some new desserts!

This apple cinnamon bubble-up bake from Pillsbury will remind you of classic apple pie, but served in a way that doesn’t feel over-done.

The recipe only requires six ingredients, all of which are easy to mix together, pour into a baking dish and slide into the oven. Convenience and deliciousness? Sign us up!

You’ll start by getting apple slices nice and warmed on a skillet. Then, combine the apple slices with cream cheese and powdered sugar that’s been melted together in the microwave.


From there, take Pillsbury cinnamon roll dough and cut into tiny pieces. Mix the dough in with the cream cheese, powdered sugar and apples.

Dump the ingredients in a baking dish and bake for 26 to 32 minutes. Once it’s out of the oven, you’ll drizzle the cinnamon roll icing on top and serve yourself a heaping portion.


This dish has all of the flavor of apple pie, but isn’t nearly as traditional. In fact, this dessert could even be served as a sweet breakfast or brunch option.

No matter when you serve it, there will be no objections!


This isn’t the only way store-bought dough can be used to bake up a non-boring dessert, either. This recipe from The Blond Cook demonstrates how Pillsbury crescent rolls can be used to create bite-sized sweets that are essentially tiny apple pies, rolled into pop-into-your-mouth treats:

The Blond Cook

You can also enjoy your pie in pull-apart form and use biscuit dough to create an apple pie-flavored monkey bread. The recipe from Slap Dash Mom uses Grand’s biscuits as the bread-y base for this dessert and adds apple pie filling, brown sugar and caramel chips to create the delicious apple pie flavor:

Slap Dash Mom

There’s no going wrong with any of these non-traditional takes on classic pie!