Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole


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Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole is a mouthwatering masterpiece that will take your breakfast or dessert game to a new level. This delicious creation combines the warm cinnamon spice of traditional cinnamon rolls with the sweet and comforting flavors of apple pie filling.

If you have some leftover apples, consider using them to make Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Apples or Slow Cooker Applesauce.

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Why You Should Try This Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Whether you’re looking to kick off your day with a sweet treat or have something to indulge in over a relaxing weekend, you can’t go wrong with this apple cinnamon roll bake. The best part is it’s made using your crock pot, which takes the guesswork out of baking the perfect dessert.

You’ll also enjoy the simplicity of the ingredients used. By using store-bought cinnamon rolls and fresh green apples, you’ll save both time and money. This casserole achieves the perfect balance thanks to the magic that happens during the slow cooking process.

Busy mornings don’t have to mean sacrificing a delicious breakfast. With the option to prepare the casserole the night before and refrigerate it overnight, you can wake up to the enticing aroma of cinnamon and apples. Another similar recipe is Slow Cooker Sticky Buns which use canned biscuits instead of cinnamon rolls.

Recipe Ingredients

ingredients for slow cooker caramel apple cinnamon roll casserole.
  • Cinnamon Rolls: Skip the homemade step of making your own rolls by grabbing 2 tubes of Pillsbury canned Cinnamon Rolls with original icing. We also use these rolls in our crockpot cinnamon roll casserole. The included frosting is not used in this recipe.
  • Apples: I suggest using a couple of fresh Granny Smith green apples.
  • Butter: One stick of melted salted butter.
  • Seasoning & Spices: Salt, ground cinnamon, brown sugar, and white sugar are combined to make a caramel sauce mixture.

Step-by-Step Directions

four images showing how to make slow cooker caramel apple cinnamon roll casserole.

Step One – Spray the slow cooker liberally with non stick spray, or spread butter or oil on the bottom and sides of the slow cooker. Cut the cinnamon rolls into six pieces each. Add to the slow cooker.

Step Two – Add the diced apple to the cinnamon rolls and toss the cinnamon roll pieces and apples together to distribute evenly.

Step Three – In a medium size bowl, add the melted butter, sugars, cinnamon and salt. Mix until combined. This will look like a caramel sauce. Pour over the caramel sauce mixture evenly over the cinnamon roll pieces and apples.

Step Four – Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 1 hour and 45 minutes or until the cinnamon rolls are set in the middle. Serve warm and enjoy!

overhead of slow cooker caramel apple cinnamon roll casserole.

How to Serve

  • Drizzle the cinnamon roll apple bake generously with cream cheese frosting. You can also pour extra caramel sauce over the top.
  • For a delightful crunch, sprinkle chopped pecans on top of the casserole.
  • Pair the warm casserole with a scoop of vanilla ice cream along with a dollop of freshly whipped cream.
serving of slow cooker caramel apple cinnamon roll casserole on a plate.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use canned apple pie filling?

Fresh apples are best in this recipe for when they cook up they are the perfect consistancy. The canned apple pie filling can be overly sweet as well.

Can I prepare the casserole the night before?

Yes, you can. Prepare the casserole, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight. This enhances the flavors and allows for an easy morning baking session in the slow cooker.

Can I freeze leftovers?

While the casserole is best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze leftovers in an airtight container. Reheat in the oven or microwave, and it should retain its deliciousness.

What’s the best way to store leftovers?

Store any remaining casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat individual servings in the microwave for a quick fix, or warm larger portions in the oven at a low temperature to preserve the texture.

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overhead of slow cooker caramel apple cinnamon roll casserole.

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 8
If you're looking for a sweet treat that's easy and quick to make, you'll love this caramel apple cinnamon roll casserole.

Ingredients 
 

  • 24.8 oz canned Pillsbury cinnamon rolls , (two 12.40-oz. cans) the frosting is not used in this recipe.
  • 2 granny smith apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup salted butter, melted
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 dash salt

Optional for serving

  • bottled caramel for drizzling over final dish

Instructions 

  • Spray the slow cooker liberally with non stick spray, or spread butter or oil on the bottom and sides of the slow cooker.
  • Cut the cinnamon rolls into six pieces each. Add to the slow cooker.
  • Add the diced apple to the cinnamon rolls and toss the cinnamon roll pieces and apples together to distribute evenly.
  • In a medium size bowl, add the melted butter, sugars, cinnamon and salt. Mix until combined. This will look like a caramel sauce.
  • Pour over the caramel sauce mixture evenly over the cinnamon roll pieces and apples.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 1 hour and 45 minutes or until the cinnamon rolls are set in the middle.

Notes

  • Store any remaining casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat individual servings in the microwave for a quick fix, or warm larger portions in the oven at a low temperature to preserve the texture.
  • While the casserole is best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze leftovers in an airtight container. Reheat in the oven or microwave, and it should retain its deliciousness.
  • Tempted to use canned apple pie filling? Fresh apples are best for this recipe. They cook up perfectly with the cinnamon rolls and canned apple pie filling can tend to be overly sweet.

Nutrition

Calories: 636kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 824mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 735IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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3 Comments

  1. Amanda Staley says:

    I tried this and the cinnamon rolls were so mushy. Is that how it’s supposed to be?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      They are definitely saturated with the sauce. But shouldn’t be mushy

  2. Pamela says:

    Thank you for the great idel