Apple Cinnamon Twists

Course Baked Good, snacky snack, sweet
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, apple cinnamon, apple cinnamon twists, cinnamon, cinnamon twists, pie crust, twists
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 245
Author Dana at


  • 1 cup apple pie filling
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 pre-made pie crusts
  • 1 egg + 1 teaspoon water lightly beaten together
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract


  • 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!


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