Apple Pie Twists – Score With This Tailgating Dessert

Yummy Apple Pie Twists are easy to make & perfect for tailgating. Simple wrap of cinnamon rolls and apple pie filling. It’s like taking a bite of pie without the plate.

Apple Pie Twists | 2 Cookin Mamas Yummy Apple Pie Twists are easy to make & perfect for tailgating. Simple recipe using cinnamon rolls and apple pie filling. It's like taking a bite of pie without the plate. #recipe #dessert #tailgating #appetizers #applepie

Today I’m getting together with a few other food bloggers to bring you some sweeeet tailgating recipes just like we did last year. And these just aren’t just any food bloggers but women food bloggers who love football!

Yep, we are diehard fanatics for college football, pro football or even both. And what goes better with football than good eats. We’ve got everything from savory to sweet, Pumpkin Pulled Pork Bowls to Jalapeno Ranch Dip, and it’s all delicious! I think I’m going to have a big buffet for my next tailgating party just so I can try them all.

Apple Pie Twists dipping sauces overhead | 2 Cookin Mamas

Most people think of savory foods for tailgating but, even then, there’s always room for dessert. And since it’s fall, what’s better than apple pie!

Of course, no one wants to serve a slice of apple pie and have to get out forks and plates when you’re in the middle of a game. I mean, heaven forbid if you’re in the kitchen when your team finally scores a touchdown! So this is an easy way to get your pie as finger food.

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And it’s as easy as pie too (Sorry couldn’t help myself). All you need is a package of cinnamon rolls, I used Pillsbury brand, and a can of apple pie filling. And, totally optional, a jar of caramel syrup. That’s it!

Apple Pie Twists apple filling | 2 Cookin Mamas

First purée the pie filling til smooth.

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Now take the cinnamon rolls and unroll each one.

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Dip into the puréed pie filling and roll around.

Apple Pie Twists ready to bake | 2 Cookin Mamas

Give it a few twists and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or these sweet silicone mats. Not only do they make cleanup a breeze but they save money dice they can be reused again and again.

Apple Pie Twists cooling | 2 Cookin Mamas

Bake, cool and serve with sides of caramel sauce, butter cream icing from the cinnamon roll package or even some whipped cream (you can use the kind in the can) flavored with a spoonful of caramel.

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Enjoy our delicious dessert after some yummy savory options from our list below. My favorites are the Bacon Wrapped Cheese Smokies and the Apple Cider Chicken Sliders but, then again, I wouldn’t turn any of them down!  Dive in and go team! (I couldn’t resist adding these apple pie sticks dipped in caramel!)

Apple Pie Twists caramel dipping | 2 Cookin Mamas



Yummy Apple Pie Twists are easy to make & perfect for tailgating. It's like taking a bite of pie without the plate.
Print Rate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16 twists
Author: Linda Warren


  • 1 can Flaky Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls in refrigerated section
  • 1 can apple pie filling, pureed
  • 1 jar caramel syrup
  • 1 can light whipped cream (optional)

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet(s) with silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • Take can of apple pie filling and puree contents in a Ninja chopper or food processor until smooth. Place pureed mixture on a flat plate.
  • Open can of cinnamon rolls.
  • Unroll each cinnamon roll and cut in half to make two shorter pieces.
  • Roll each piece in apple pie puree, give it a few twists and place on prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake 20-22 minutes or until twists are nicely browned.
  • While twists are baking, mix cinnamon and sugar together and place on flat plate.
  • Remove twists from oven and immediately roll in cinnamon sugar.
  • Place on wire rack to cool.

Love football munchies? Check out some mouthwatering options from last year too as my Mexican Cheese Dip has become an all time fave around our house.


Football Tailgating Recipes

Chicken Swiss Dip by The Life Jolie
Traeger Pulled Pork by Or Whatever You Do
Tricolor Potato Pancakes with Horseradish Cream by A Little Gathering
Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken Sliders by Cake ‘n Knife
Baked Brie Crescent Bites by The Culinary Compass
Aunt Julie’s Pepperoni Bread by Off the Eaten Path
Jalapeño Ranch Dip by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
Corn Dip by Me and My Pink Mixer
Chorizo Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates by Feast + West
Bacon Wrapped Cheese Smokies by West Via Midwest
Easy Roasted Veggie Fajitas by Hello Little Home
Pumpkin Pulled Pork Bowls by The Speckled Palate
Caramelized Onion Dip by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Easy Potato Chip Nachos by Honey and Birch
Apple Pie Twists by 2 Cookin Mamas
Buffalo Cauliflower + Blue Cheese Dressing by For the Love of Food
Pigskin Cheeseball by Love & Flour




Apple Pie Twists - Score With This Tailgating Dessert