Apple Pie with Cinnamon Roll Crust

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So, since Pi Day is approaching, I decided it was time to make another pi pie. Usually, I'm not a big fan of pie unless it involves peanut butter and/or chocolate, but apple pie really knows how to get me in a good mood. I love the swirl of cinnamon sugar and the soft apples. The other day, my sister shared with me a recipe that involved a cinnamon roll crust, and I decided to make that the base for this delicious pie. I made this whole pie from scratch! All by myself! For the first time!

Step 1: Ingredients

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For the cinnamon roll crust (yields 2 crusts):

2 1/2 cups flour

1 cup (2 sticks) chilled butter

1 tsp salt 1 tsp + 1 tsp sugar (divided)

6 tablespoons ice water

1 tbsp melted butter

2 tsp ground cinnamon

For the filling:

4 Granny Smith apples, quartered, cored, and thinly sliced

1/3 cup butter

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 tbsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp grated nutmeg

Michael C1 year ago

This was genius, I must try.

elewis03 (author)  Michael C1 year ago

Thank you!

really well tutorialized. i will make this. I'm an avid baker and appreciate the work.
elewis03 (author)  tpatten-scheinost1 year ago

Thanks so much!

That is a genius crust idea! The crust is usually my least favorite part, but that one is awesome!

I concur! I haven't made this but you're getting my vote based simply on the food porn! I too love that its from scratch and, yes, the crust idea is amazing.

Hello, my name is Atomic Lizard...and I'm addicted to food porn. *hangs head in shame*

elewis03 (author)  atomiclizard1 year ago

Thanks Atomic Lizard!

elewis03 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago

It's so buttery and cinnamon-y and it made for a delicious crust. :)

nanaverm1 year ago

I appreciate that you made everything from scratch. Looks delicious!

elewis03 (author)  nanaverm1 year ago

Thanks so much! It was a ton of work, but it was definitely worth it.

MonkiMan1 year ago

tau pie is more delicious :D

Mielameri1 year ago
Oh man, coolest pie crust idea ever! And I love the 'pi' cutout...tautological pie is tautological ;)
elewis03 (author)  Mielameri1 year ago

Thanks! Too bad it didn't turn out looking so great. It's tasty as a slice of heaven though!