Back in October, I shared tips for cooking with kids. One of those tips was to buy foods that make it easier for the kids to cook, like Pillsbury™ Grands! Cinnamon Rolls. They make it easy for kids to make a complete breakfast – all they have to do is pop open the roll, place the cinnamon rolls in a baking dish, bake, and then ice. They’re simple and easy enough for kids to make with just a little oven help. With that in mind, I created the following recipe for a fabulous dessert using Pillsbury™ Grands! Cinnamon Rolls as a starting point. This recipe is easy, friend. It’s so easy that my kids can do it. Allie made this almost all by herself, with Joe reading the recipe and helping her to measure and then putting the completed pie in and out of the oven. As you can see, Joe was not all that happy to be beginning a blog-related baking project at 8:30pm, but duty called and he is naught but a dutiful spouse. The girls, of course, were thrilled to begin baking at bedtime. That’s how we roll some days. So the recipe, as you can see at the top, is Cinnamon Roll Pie. It uses cinnamon rolls for the crust – a perfect detour around making a pie crust from scratch, which I have never, ever done in my entire life and may be able to avoid for the rest of my entire life.The pre-made cinnamon rolls cut the prep time down to almost nothing, taking about 20Â minutes from start to sliding in the oven. In fact, Allie spilled the brown sugar after it had been solidly packed into the measuring cup, and they had to start over with the packing. And it still only took 20 minutes. Using Pillsbury™ Grands! Cinnamon Rolls also gives you two packets of glaze to top your pie, which sends a delicious pie simply over the top of the deliciousness scale. The finished pie is better than you can even imagine. We topped ours with ice cream, but it didn’t need ice cream at all. I ended up eating the ice cream and then eating the pie separately. The pie is just so good all by itself!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by General Mills through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Pillsbury™ Grands! Cinnamon Rolls, all opinions are my own.
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