How in the world can you resist a dessert that’s called a Bubble-Up and Bake? Why did it take so long for this scrumptious idea to catch my attention? You take a tube of cinnamon rolls. You chop up some apples and toss them into a skillet. You mix together some cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk and whoa! You end up with a casserole dish of delight. It all started with me having a little extra time and a leftover tube of Pillsbury refrigerated cinnamon rolls. What magic could I possible conjure up? Apple Cinnamon Bubble-Up Bake, that’s what. It’s so tasty and simple you’ll wonder why it’s not one of your favorite go-to desserts. If you like peaches more than apples, go for it! I’ll bet you can even substitute cherry pie filling for the apples. Speaking of pie filling, I’ve included a recipe for 2-Ingredient Pie Cups using any of your favorite varieties of store bought pie filling. Now go bake and bubble up with joy!
- 1/4 cup butter
- 5 crisp apples (cored, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inc wedges)
- 1 package cream cheese, cubed (8 ounces)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 can refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing (13 ounces)
For Cinnamon Apple Bubble Up Bake:
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9X13-inch baking dish. In a skillet, melt butter. Add apples. Cook until softened and beginning to brown. Remove from heat. In a large microwavable bowl, heat cream cheese and powdered sugar uncovered for 1 minute, stirring every 30 seconds, until softened. Stir until smooth. Stir in milk. Then stir in apple mixture. Separate cinnamon roll dough into slices. Cut each roll into 4-6 pieces. Gently stir pieces into apple mixture. Pour into greased baking dish. Bake about 30 minutes or until bubbling around edges and dough is golden brown baked through. Let cool for 10 minutes. Spoon icing into a microwave bowl and heat for about 6 seconds or until mixture is thin enough to drizzle. More icing makes it better!
- Combine one cup of powdered sugar and several tablespoons of water or more if needed to achieve consistency thin enough to drizzle over mixture. Serve warm.
2-Ingredient Apple Pie Cups
1 (13 oz) can Pillsbury refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
1 (21-oz) can pie filling of choice.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 8 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray. Separate dough into 8 rolls. Press dough into and up sides of muffin cups. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of pie filling into each dough-lined cup. Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Transfer icing to small microwavable bowl. Heat uncovered about 8 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle. Place rolls on serving plates and drizzle with icing. Serve warm. (For homemade icing, see Apple Cinnamon Bubble-Up Bake.)