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Apple Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

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Apple Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes are delicious and easy fall dessert recipe with fresh apples, cinnamon sugar, refrigerated crescent roll dough and maple glaze. If you have these few simple ingredients, you can enjoy in these sweet, gooey and sticky apple cinnamon rolls in less than 30 minutes!!!

Fall baking season finally starts!!!  That means a lot of baked goods with pumpkin and apples. If you ask me, I always prefer apple over pumpkin desserts although I love me some Custard Cake year round!

Actually I could not wait September and the official start of fall baking season. So I’ve already shared a few fall dessert recipes with apples and pumpkin. You’ve probably noticed that all of these recipes use refrigerated crescent rolls or cinnamon rolls. Notwithstanding that premade dough save time in kitchen, all of this recipes are equally good for dessert but for breakfast, too.

Check my latest  apples and pumpkin recipes like: Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Lasagna, Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Roll Casserole, Pumpkin Pie Bombs and Easy Apple Cheesecake Bars.

So you can have these delicious Apple Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes as a dessert. But they are totally acceptable as breakfast, too. They have fresh fruit and pastry. Well, OK, I know, they also have a lot of butter and sugar but hey are my favorite fall comfort food.

During rainy days when the weather is crisp, nothing can warm you up and make you feel good like these sweet and gooey Apple Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes!!! Just imagine wonderful warm smell of cinnamon and baked apples …I bet you are drooling right now!

If you like apples and pastries, make sure to check these recipes, too:

Easy Apple Dumplings

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Lasagna

Caramel Apple Pie Bombs

Easy Apple Cheesecake Bars

Choose your favorite and make a delicious Sunday breakfast to surprise for your family this fall.

Apple Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes Recipe:


Apple Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8


Apple Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes are delicious and easy fall dessert recipe with fresh apples, cinnamon sugar and crescent roll dough.


  • 1 (8 oz.) tube of refrigerated crescent rolls or crescent dough sheet
  • 1 medium apple- small diced
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter-melted (divided)
  • 1/3 cup sugar (you can use half light brown sugar and half white granulated sugar)
  • cinnamon-to taste ( I added about 3/4 teaspoon)

For the Glaze:

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. milk-or more to reach desired consistency


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line cupcake pan with paper liners and set aside. You’ll have 8 rolls.
  2. On a sheet of parchment paper unroll crescent dough sheet. If using crescent rolls, seal the perforation to make large rectangle. Brush the dough with about 2 Tbsp. melted butter (reserve remaining butter for later use).
  3. Stir together cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle over melted butter. Scatter diced apples on top.
  4. Beginning on the long side of the rectangle, roll the dough into a log.
  5. Slice the log in 8 (1 ½ inch)pieces. Arrange pieces in paper liners.
  6. Brush the top with melted butter and bake until golden brown (about 15min). If it starts browning too quickly, tent the top with aluminum foil.
  7. Stir together glaze ingredients and spoon over slightly cooled cupcakes.

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  1. What dough would we need to make if we are unable to buy prepackaged crescent dough. I'm in Australia and have never seen this available. Recipe looks too good to pass by.
  2. In the first photo there are 9 cinnamon rolls ( 3 rows of 3) but in the last photo there are only 6 ??? If you double it for a 13 x 9 pan would the baking time be the same?
    1. Hi Dianna, there are 9 at the bottom, because it should cover bottom and sides. for 9 x 13 pan baking time will probably need more time to cook the center completely, but I haven´t tried.
  3. I would like to sell these in my coffee shop. Do you have any idea how long they would stay good in a display case? What do you recommend heating them up lightly in the microwave to get them oven fresh again?
    1. Hi Mary, I eat them whole day at room temperature and even from the fridge next day, and these were fine to my taste, but in case yo intend to sell these I think it would be OK to reheat them in microwave.
  4. I made these delicious cupcakes last week for an event and they were a big hit. I will be using this recipe often, since it is easy to prepare and these are sooooo good. They are also good the next day, taken directly from the frige and heated in the microwave for about 7 seconds.
  5. I have made these and they stick to the muffin paper...they certainly did not come out like yours in the photo....I tried them again .....Once again they stuck to the muffin paper.....unless your using parchment paper ....they will not work in regular muffin paper.....please advise what you are using as it was very disappointing to have such a " crumble " of dough and apples....your photo looks like they are regular muffin paper... even a pie filling will also stick to the paper.....as it contains sugar and caramelizes as its almost impossible not to stick. Waiting upon your reply. Thank you

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