My husband loves apple pie, but I admit I only bake him one once or twice a year. Everything from gathering all the ingredients to peeling the apples and rolling out the pie dough just feels too labor-intensive.
Yes, there are reconstructed apple pie recipes out there to try. There’s the pie-in-a-jar version that looks pretty tasty and a little easier. Or, perhaps an apple pie bar might be a good alternative.
But this easy two-ingredient recipe might just the thing for giving him a taste of his favorite dessert beyond Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest ones, and Jill at Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons proves this point. Her 2-Ingredient Apple Pie Cups are a stroke of genius, and once you read the recipe, you’re going to wish you would have thought of them yourself.
One look at these little bundles of sweetness and I knew I had to try this out.
If you think these apple pie cups look a bit familiar, then you’ve got a good eye. One of the two ingredients necessary to make this recipe is refrigerated cinnamon rolls. I always have one or two cans of cinnamon rolls in the fridge for when my daughters come home from school, so I like that this apple pie recipe uses a common ingredient.
Plus, it’s great to level up the basic cinnamon rolls with a new twist.
The only other ingredient is apple pie filling. This is easily found in your grocery store’s baking aisle, alongside other yummy flavors such as pumpkin, blueberry and cherry pie filling.
Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons’ step-by-step recipe takes only 20 minutes to whip up, and you’ll definitely want to read her tips for making sure this simple recipe turns out just right.
I guess this means I don’t have an excuse anymore to deprive my husband of his beloved apple pie treat!
Love the idea of a super simple dessert recipe? Here are 12 more desserts that only require two ingredients that you can try at home.
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