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Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust Will Be Your Holiday Hero

Cinnamon. Roll. Pie. Crust.

The holidays are approaching, and with any luck, that means there will be some delicious baked goods coming out of your oven and into your mouth. From pecan pies to pumpkin bread to fruitcakes to apple pie, most of us will find ourselves elbows-deep in dough at some point in the coming months.

But what if you aren’t exactly an expert in the kitchen but you still want to wow your family and friends? Enter cinnamon roll pie crust.

cinnamon roll photo
Flickr | tvol

According to PureWow, cinnamon roll pie crust is as beginner-friendly as it is delicious. Plus, it makes for such a stunning crust.

First, you need a simple pie crust from the store. Yep, no need to make a crust ahead of time! Then, you just need vanilla, brown sugar, melted butter and of course… cinnamon. Mix together.

cinnamon photo
Flickr | TALMADGEBOYD

Lightly flour your work surface then roll the pie crust out very thin on the countertop—aim for 1/2-inch thick. Spread your cinnamon mixture on top of the crust.

Now, starting at the edge closest to you, roll your crust up into a spiral. The Giggling Chef and Inspired By Charm, whose pie is featured in the main image of the article, give some excellent pointers on the process.

Now, cut the spiral into 1/2-inch slices.

Next, take those slices and flatten them out with a rolling pin. Alternately, you can take those pieces and flatten them out inside the pie pan with your fingers.

rolling pin photo
Flickr | wuestenigel

Check out the full video instructions here:

Once your pie crust is ready to go, what should you fill it with? A basic pumpkin pie or pecan pie would work beautifully, but you could also mix it up with an apple cream pie. Check out this recipe from Mrs. Happy Homemaker.

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Mrs. Happy Homemaker

You can even use the crust in a muffin tin to make mini-pies! Simply fit the crust to the inside of the tins just as you did with the pie plate.

pie muffin tin photo
Flickr | YoAmes

So cute, so delicious, so begging to be shoved in our hungry mouths! The Giggling Chef used the crust for a sweet potato pie. How delicious does this look?

The Giggling Chef

Looking for another way to bake your cinnamon rolls? Try these delicious Maple Raisin Cinnamon Rolls made in a slow cooker!