Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls

Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's sensational recipe. We ate these all the time as kids. #cinnamonrolls #breakfast

Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls are just wonderful. These lovely treats just seem to melt in your mouth when you eat them. The pie crust is flaky, the cinnamon sugar mixture on top of a layer of butter adds lovely sweetness and crunch because of the crystallization of the sugar. These luscious treats are  great for breakfast or as a snack. They were certainly satisfy any sweet tooth craving you have.

When we were growing up, Mom always used to use leftover pie dough to make a cinnamon roll. We always fought over who would get the cinnamon rolls. Sometimes one of my brothers would get their hands on it and the whole thing would be gone in an instant! I never understood why Mom didn’t just make up a batch of pie crust cinnamon rolls sometimes, but she never did. She only made them up with the leftover scraps of dough.

They are so easy to make. She would roll out the extra dough, then spread it with butter, a cinnamon-sugar mixture, and then roll it up jelly-roll style and place it on a pan and bake it along with the pies she was making. I have also spread the mixture lightly with butter, then any kind of jelly, then sprinkled lightly with cinnamon-sugar. I’ve made them with strawberry, apricot, peach and red raspberry fillings before. My peach recipe actually uses fresh peaches. They are wonderful made that way, too.

Here is my original pie crust recipe with instructions. Use this to begin with and then follow the directions below for the cinnamon roll.

When I originally made this recipe after Thanksgiving of 2012 my photo-taking abilities were minimal and my camera was a cheap iPhone 3 which didn’t obtain very good pictures. I’ve always wanted to remake this recipe because I was really unhappy with how my original pictures turned out, even with photo editing. We went to visit my in-laws for Christmas (December 2014) and I decided to whip up a batch of these delicious rolls along with a Lemon Meringue and Chocolate Meringue Pies. These luscious rolls were the first to go! I retook the pictures and although these amazing cinnamon rolls will never be exactly beautiful they are a little more clear than the original pictures. I hope you make these fabulous rolls the next time you bake up a pie–or even if you just want cinnamon rolls and no pie! :)

Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's sensational recipe. We ate these all the time as kids. #cinnamonrolls #breakfast

Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls are so good they just melt in your mouth.

Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's sensational recipe. We ate these all the time as kids. #cinnamonrolls #breakfast

Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls have always been a family favorite.

Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's sensational recipe. We ate these all the time as kids. #cinnamonrolls #breakfast

You can see the flakiness of the crust. I love the swirls in the cinnamon roll. Such rich cinnamon flavor. 

 

Here’s what I did.

Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's sensational recipe. We ate these all the time as kids. #cinnamonrolls #breakfast

Roll out scraps from pie crust, or recipe for a single crust plain pastry. Spread the pie crust with softened or melted butter.

Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's sensational recipe. We ate these all the time as kids. #cinnamonrolls #breakfast

Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over top of the butter. You can spread it with jelly or preserves if you like first, and then spread cinnamon-sugar mixture over top.

Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's sensational recipe. We ate these all the time as kids. #cinnamonrolls #breakfast

Here I’m rolling up the pie crust in a jelly-roll fashion. Keep rolling and binding the roll together tightly.

Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's sensational recipe. We ate these all the time as kids. #cinnamonrolls #breakfast

Tuck in the sides while rolling and this will help the filling to stay inside the roll instead of leaking out while baking.

Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's sensational recipe. We ate these all the time as kids. #cinnamonrolls #breakfast

Spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Place pie crust cinnamon roll(s) on sprayed pan. 

 Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's sensational recipe. We ate these all the time as kids. #cinnamonrolls #breakfast

Bake at 350 until done – 20-30 minutes depending on your oven.

Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's sensational recipe. We ate these all the time as kids. #cinnamonrolls #breakfast

These simple Cinnamon Rolls are spectacular in flavor.

Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's sensational recipe. We ate these all the time as kids. #cinnamonrolls #breakfast

Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls are wonderful to make for a holiday breakfast. I made them a few days before Christmas so we had cinnamon rolls for a couple of days.

 

Here’s the recipe.

PIE CRUST CINNAMON ROLLS

(Recipe from my mom, Helen Mattis, Titusville, FL)

Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls
 
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Delicious cinnamon rolls using pie crust. These pinwheel rolls are filled with cinnamon and sugar and baked to perfection. Great for breakfast or dessert.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • Leftover pie dough scraps or recipe for a single plain pastry
  • 1-2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ⅓ to ½ cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Roll pie dough out into a round.
  2. Spread softened or melted butter over top.
  3. Mix cinnamon and sugar in a small mixing bowl.
  4. Sprinkle over top of butter.
  5. Roll dough up tightly, jelly-roll fashion until completely rolled.
  6. Bake at 350° 20-30 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Cut in slices when cool.
Notes
You can spread any kind of preserves or apple butter over the top of the butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture and roll up as before for a different flavor. Also delicious!

 

Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's sensational recipe. We ate these all the time as kids. #cinnamonrolls #breakfast

Here’s a look at the composition of these delicious Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls.

Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | My Mom's sensational recipe. We ate these all the time as kids. #cinnamonrolls #breakfast

Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls are so easy to make if you already have pie crust made. Everyone loves the taste of these wonderful treats. I believe you will too.

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22 Responses to “Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls”

  1. December 6, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    Teresa, one of my favorites!! Love cinnamon rolls. Looks scrumptious

  2. December 5, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    This is like the delux version of what my grandmother used to do. she would cut the dough into strips and rub them with cinnamon sugar and then twist them and bake them off. :-)

    • December 5, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

      Oh, I like that idea too. I ought to try it!

  3. daisyandthefox
    December 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    mmmm yum!! what a great way to use left over pie crust! and love cinnamon rolls :)

    • December 5, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

      Thanks so much! We love these amazing treats!

  4. December 5, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    You do it too! And I love your china.

    • December 5, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

      Thanks so much. Yes, my husband gobbled up the rolls in no time.

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