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Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls

December 5, 2012Teresa

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 will 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.

I originally made this recipe after Thanksgiving of 2012. My photo-taking abilities were minimal and my camera was a cheap iPhone 3. It didn’t obtain very good pictures. I’ve always wanted to remake this recipe. 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). 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! 🙂

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

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Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls have always been a family favorite.

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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.

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

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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.

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Make sure the crust is well coated with the cinnamon sugar mixture.

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Roll up the pie crust in a jelly-roll fashion. Keep rolling and binding the roll together tightly.

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

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Spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Place pie crust cinnamon roll(s) on sprayed pan. Bake at 350 until done – 20-30 minutes depending on your oven.

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These simple Cinnamon Rolls are spectacular in flavor.

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Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls are wonderful to make for a holiday breakfast.

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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)

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These delicious cinnamon rolls are made using pie crust. The pinwheel rolls are filled with cinnamon and sugar and baked to perfection. They simply melt in your mouth while eating. This vintage recipe is wonderful for breakfast, dessert or snacks.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
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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.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: If you don't have time or the inclination to make your own Homemade Pie Crust, you can substitute refrigerated pie crusts. Follow directions above.

NOTE: I am so used to rolling pie crust out thinly, that it can tear a little bit. However, if you roll the crust out a little thicker, you won't have this problem.

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[b]Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from my mom, Helen Mattis, Titusville, FL
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
Delicious cinnamon rolls using [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/12/05/homemade-pie-crust/” target=”_blank” title=”homemade pie crust”]pie crust[/url]. These pinwheel rolls are filled with cinnamon and sugar and baked to perfection. Great for breakfast or dessert.
Ingredients
  • Leftover pie dough scraps or recipe for a [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/12/05/homemade-pie-crust/” target=”_blank” title=”homemade pie crust”]single plain pastry[/url]
  • 1-2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/3 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!
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Here’s a look at the composition of these delicious Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls.

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Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls are so easy to make if you already have pie crust made.

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Everyone loves the taste of these wonderful treats. I believe you will too.

You may also enjoy these delicious recipes!

Strawberry Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls

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Peach Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls

Peach Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These #CinnamonRolls are awesome. They're filled with a homemade #PeachPieFilling then rolled up in #PieCrust. We eat them most of the time for #breakfast, but these are also terrific for #dessert dolloped with ice cream. Whether you serve them for breakfast or dessert, you'll be drooling over every bite. #PeachPieCrustCinnamonRolls #PeachDessert #PieCrustCinnamonRolls #holiday #southern #HolidayBreakfast #FreshPeaches

Red Raspberry Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls

Red Raspberry Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These #CinnamonRolls are awesome! My brothers and I would fight over them growing up. Homemade Pie Crust is filled with #RedRaspberryJam & sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar. These treats just dissolve in your mouth. Great for a #holiday #breakfast or for a snack any time--day or night! #Christmas #RedRaspberryPieCrustCinnamonRolls #brunch #HolidayBreakfast
Print Recipe
Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
These delicious cinnamon rolls are made using pie crust. The pinwheel rolls are filled with cinnamon and sugar and baked to perfection. They simply melt in your mouth while eating. This vintage recipe is wonderful for breakfast, dessert or snacks.
Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | my Mom always made these when I was growing up. They're so delicious & great for #breakfast or as a snack. #PieCrust #CinnamonRolls #PieCrustCinnamonRolls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | my Mom always made these when I was growing up. They're so delicious & great for #breakfast or as a snack. #PieCrust #CinnamonRolls #PieCrustCinnamonRolls
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.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: If you don't have time or the inclination to make your own Homemade Pie Crust, you can substitute refrigerated pie crusts. Follow directions above.

NOTE: I am so used to rolling pie crust out thinly, that it can tear a little bit. However, if you roll the crust out a little thicker, you won't have this problem.

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52 Comments

  • Jo

    August 12, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Thanks, I have done these for years but usually use grape jelly, roll them up and bake….My family fight over them now….I make enough so each family gets several !!!!

    1. Teresa

      August 12, 2019 at 5:24 pm

      Hi, Jo. I love the idea of grape jelly on top. I bet they’re wonderful. Sounds like it’s a good time to pop some of these in the oven. 🙂

  • Janet McDonald

    December 13, 2018 at 1:02 am

    I’ve made these for years! But just rolled out a big one like yours yay! Thank you so much for the inspiration on this big roll, how lovely! I made it a few hours ago, so yummy. Merry Christmas to you! oxx

    1. Teresa

      December 13, 2018 at 8:34 am

      Hi Janet. My brothers and I would hack off large slabs of this roll straight out of the oven. Ohhhh, so good. Check out my other Pie crust cinnamon rolls made with jelly: strawberry, raspberry, peach and pumpkin. Also really good and a different twist on these tasty cinnamon rolls.

    2. Anonymous

      February 27, 2019 at 8:09 am

      I grew up with memories of grandma making her infamous “chocolate stickies.” We loved them! Same scenario but instead of cinnamon and sugar she used cocoa and sugar and butter. The butter made the chocolate mixture ooze as it baked.

      1. Teresa

        February 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm

        This sounds so wonderful. I’ll have to try it with chocolate next time.

  • Linda Fowler

    December 11, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    My maternal great grandmother (born in the 1800s) made them, my grandmother (born in 1904) made them, my mother (born 1929) made them, and I (born 1955) still make them. I was just wondering if anyone else ever made them so I googled it and found that you and others do. In my opinion, BEST cinnamon roll out there. Will be making them with my daughter-in-law and grandkids on 12/22/18.

    1. Teresa

      December 12, 2018 at 3:44 pm

      Hi, Linda. Yes, we just love these cinnamon rolls. I have several other recipes that include strawberry, peach, pumpkin and raspberry filling made with pie crust cinnamon rolls that are also terrific. You may want to give those a try too! Enjoy. 🙂

    2. Carol Jost

      July 30, 2019 at 8:35 pm

      Yes, they are the best. My mother, born in 1919, made these for us all the time. I was born in 1950 and still make them. Always my very favorite. Great memories.

      1. Teresa

        July 31, 2019 at 12:59 pm

        Hi, Carol. My mother was also born in 1919. We’ve always loved these treats. I could eat them for breakfast every day. 🙂

  • Janet McDonald

    December 10, 2018 at 1:33 am

    My Mom made these to from left over pie crust and I loved them so much! Still do and will make some tomorrow. Thank you so much for this post! oxxx

    1. Teresa

      December 10, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      Hi, Janet. I have several recipes made with different jams and preserves too. Sooooo good.

  • Marianne

    December 2, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    I always have walnuts in the freezer & crush about cupful or more to add to these. Been making them for years

    1. Teresa

      December 3, 2018 at 7:25 am

      Hi, Marianne. I love the idea of adding crushed walnuts. I’m sure they are absolutely wonderful. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Cindy

    February 25, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    My mom made these too! I make them for my kids and now they know how! I may have to try the peaches & cream pie recipe which sounds delicious, then of course these! Hoping I can use canned peaches though!

    1. Teresa

      February 26, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      Yes, Cindy, you can use canned peaches. Enjoy!

  • Jerry

    February 7, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    My mother did the same thing…she called them dough dabs…only when making pies…miss her so much

    1. Teresa

      February 7, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      Hi, Jerry. My mom only made these when baking pies, too. Thankfully, that was multiple times a week. Yum. I miss my mom’s homemade pie crust cinnamon rolls too.

  • Kathi Kuhl

    July 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    My Mother and Great Grandmother always made these. My Mother is of French heritage and she called them “Plut”. I make enough crust for a 2 crust pie and just make my plut. Who needs a pie when you have these. Recently gave them to friends in Mississippi and they loved them.

    1. Teresa

      July 14, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Hi, Kathi. They have certainly been our favorites over the years. I’m with you. Forget the pie and just make cinnamon rolls instead! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

  • Papoun

    June 29, 2016 at 6:08 am

    My Mother made and still made these. The son in laws fight over them. I make them for my husband ‘s co workers…one loves them and always asks for them.

    1. Teresa

      June 29, 2016 at 9:56 am

      Yes, we always fought over them when we were growing up too! Love these delicious cinnamon treats.

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    November 26, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I am eager to make these on this wonderful Thanksgiving morning …..

    1. Teresa

      November 26, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      Hope you enjoy them. So easy and delicious.

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  • petit4chocolatier

    December 6, 2012 at 5:38 pm

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

    1. Teresa

      December 6, 2012 at 5:54 pm

      They are!

  • midatlanticcooking

    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. 🙂

    1. Teresa

      December 5, 2012 at 10:10 pm

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

  • daisyandthefox

    December 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm

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

    1. Teresa

      December 5, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks so much! We love these amazing treats!

  • Auntie Em

    December 5, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    You do it too! And I love your china.

    1. Teresa

      December 5, 2012 at 10:12 pm

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

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