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If you love apple pie then you’ll love these Apple Cinnamon twists which are turned into a breakfast treat, dripping with vanilla bean glaze!

Glazed Apple Cinnamon Twists stacked on top of one another on baking sheet

These cinnamon twists are the perfect addition to afternoon tea time, with coffee in the morning, or even with a scoop of ice cream for dessert!

Ahh, is there nothing better than a good ole slice of American apple pie?! I think not! Warm and gooey with a hint of cinnamon, I’m in Heaven just thinking about it!

How about I tell you that you can have apple pie for breakfast? Intrigued yet? Well, look no further because your dreams have come true with these apple cinnamon twists!

If you are looking for a Taco Bell cinnamon twist recipe, these are slightly different. Taco Bell cinnamon twists are fried dough, similar to churros.

Today’s recipe for homemade Apple Cinnamon Twists is made from pie crust. I have also seen cinnamon twists made with puff pastry as well!

Why this recipe works:

  • With minimal pantry staple ingredients you can whip this recipe together quick and easy.
  • You can easily double this batch to make more to serve more people.
  • The glaze is super easy to make and absolutely completes this treat.

Close up of twists on metal round tray glazed

Apple Cinnamon Twists dripping with sweet vanilla bean glaze, your new go-to breakfast! Or snack, or dessert! They are so good, you will find any excuse to whip up a batch.

Not to mention the simplicity of this recipe, wow! Your family and friends will think you were slaving in the kitchen for hours whipping these up but they are so EASY!

But, it only takes about 20 minutes in total! With 15 minutes of that time waiting for these cuties to bake right up.

That is one of my favorite things about recipes like these is the simplicity and ease, I love easy recipes so much!

How to store:

These can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days, I would recommend a Tupperware container separated by some parchment paper because of the glaze.

You can also store these in the refrigerator for up to a week, again in an airtight container.

These can also be frozen before or after baking. To freeze before baking lay out on a baking sheet and place in freezer until hardened.

Remove from freezer and place in an airtight freezer bag, this should last around 2 months.

Cinnamon Twists on metal cake stand layered and glazed

How to make Apple Cinnamon Twists:

  1. I used a pre-bought pie crust and apple filling for these, literally could not be easier!
  2. Lay out one pie crust, coat with cinnamon sugar mixture. Spread smooth apple pie filling on top.
  3. Place another pie crust on top. Sprinkle more cinnamon sugar.
  4. Next, we have to cut them into twists, using a pizza cutter makes this super easy.
  5. Cut off the sides until it makes a square. Cut into 1/2 inch strips.
  6. Take one piece at a time, and gently twist them and lay them on a lined baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
  7. Brush each twist with egg wash. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar over each piece.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely on a wired rack.
  9. Pipe glaze over twist, pour the glaze on, or use the glaze as a dipping sauce, enjoy!

See how easy this recipe is, there really isn’t that much to it and and the end you will have a delicious treat that you won’t want to put down.

Close up of one stacked Apple Cinnamon Twist

We love apple anything in this house and some of our favorite apple recipes we have on our site include Funnel Cake Apple Fries, Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars and Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake!

Try dipping these Apple Cinnamon Twists in Cinnamon Buttermilk Caramel Sauce, woah! Yummmmm! All that drippy glaze really sets them off!

You can also make these into cinnamon rolls (or Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Rolls Ups?!)! 

Tips and Tricks:

  • Make sure your pie crust is defrosted per direction on packaging.
  • This recipe can be frozen, see my notes above on how to do that.
  • Double this recipe easily, bake some and freeze some for later use.
  • You can swap out vanilla bean paste for vanilla extract 1:1.
  • Make sure your twists slightly cooled before glazing so it doesn’t melt all the way off.
  • These are best served warm, but you can serve them cooled as well.

Apple Cinnamon Twist Pinterest image with photo of close of twist glazed

If you want a fun and easy recipe that is an alternative to the iconic apple pie these Apple Cinnamon Twists are a delicious option!

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5 from 3 votes

Apple Cinnamon Twists

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
If you love apple pie then you'll love these Apple Cinnamon twists which are turned into a breakfast treat, dripping with vanilla bean glaze!
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place apple pie filling into a food processor and process until smooth but slightly chunky. Set aside.
  • Mix together coarse sugar and cinnamon, set aside.
  • Thaw pie crust per directions on the back of the box before starting the process. Lay out one pie crust and evenly coat with 1/3 of the sugar mixture. Layer the apple pie filling on top, evenly smoothing it out. Layer on the second pie crust, top with another 1/3 of the coarse sugar mixture.
  • Taking a pizza cutter, cut off sides until it is a square shape. Cut 1/2 inch thin strips. Makes about 12 strips. 
  • Taking one piece at a time, gently twist and place on a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Lightly brush each piece with egg wash. Sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture on each piece. Bake for 15 minutes, until slightly golden brown. Place sheet tray on a wired rack to cool
  • While twists are cooling, mix together the powdered sugar, cream/milk, and vanilla paste to form the glaze. Glaze twists by using a piping bag, or just drizzling it over each piece with a fork or spoon. Serve warm, enjoy!

Notes

  1. Make sure your pie crust is defrosted per direction on packaging.
  2. This recipe can be frozen, see my notes above on how to do that.
  3. Double this recipe easily, bake some and freeze some for later use.
  4. You can swap out vanilla bean paste for vanilla extract 1:1.
  5. Make sure your twists slightly cooled before glazing so it doesn't melt all the way off.
  6. These are best served warm, but you can serve them cooled as well.

Nutrition

Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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Course Baked Good, snacky snack, sweet
Cuisine American

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4 Comments

  1. Sounds yummy and easy! Bonus that it is a dessert. I’ll definitely have to make these! Visiting from SITS Sharefest!

  2. Idk how you do it, but hats off to another amazingly mouth-watering creation! And you know I simply must to pin this 🙂 have a great day xo

  3. Wow, so simple and yet they look awesome.
    Bev

  4. These twists are perfection! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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