Pie Crust Cinnamon Rolls

I have my Mom to blame for this post.

It all started last week when a storm came through during the wee hours of the morning. We sleep fine through the strong rain and thunder but my parents had a little misfortune as lighting hit a big tree sending it down onto their house. This led to them fleeing their upstairs bedroom. They are ok but were a little shaken up. The tree did significant damage to the roof and a limb arrowed through the ceiling of a spare room. All of this required them to loose power for two days until they could get the tree off the house and fix the power lines. 

My parents emptied their freezer and refrigerator and distributed foods to me and my brothers home. They did not want most of the food back and said we could do what we wished with it. That was dangerous because one of the the items was pie crust (among other goodies). 
I’m one of those people that would rather eat the crust of the pie instead of the filling. 

I had a sweet tooth (nothing new) and decided to use the rolled pie crust and make some little pie crust cinnamon rolls

They were so easy to make and made the perfect snack after we got settle down for some night time TV. 

Want to make some? Here is how I did it.

  • Unroll the dough.
  • Brush with melted butter.
  • Coat with a sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  • Roll the dough back and cut into pieces.
  • Place on a cookie sheet (sprayed or lined with non stick foil or paper). 
  • Brush with butter again. (You can add more sugar and cinnamon if you wish)
  • Bake 350 for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. 
I thought they tasted best after they had cooled completely then I made a dipping glaze with powered sugar and a splash of milk. 

We finished these off because starting next week, I’m going back strict to my diet as I have put on a few pounds that I am not so happy about. 
Being on stay at home orders has made it hard not to snack all day long. I have to get back to disciplining myself to healthy eating habits. 
I have a month supply of Nutrisystem foods ready to go. 


  1. I seriously have been wanting cinnamon rolls for over a week lol. These look delicious!

    1. So weird seeing this post. My grandma has made these for way longer than I've been alive. She would use the leftover crust from making pies. They are called pets de soeurs, and are my most favorite thing 😊

  2. This is very timely, because I just spotted a frozen pie crust in my freezer I was wondering how to use. I will probably blog about this and link to your recipe 😀

  3. Okay, you got me. I am not a big sweet eater, but Cinnamon rolls is a difference story! I was glad to hear how to make the glaze, I did not know that! Sorry to hear about your parents house. We knew there were several bad incidents here in Belmont, but certainly didn't realize it was your parents. Hope all is well now. I wouldn't think it is fixed yet, but at least covered since it is raining right now.
    Take care and be safe..
    Sherry & jack

  4. Oh yum! I have a sweet tooth too! My hubby has to have a danish or something sweet for breakfast. These look good! There are some things I am finding tough to get at the store to make things, but I was able to make cookies over the weekend. I am sorry to hear about your parents house!
    jess xx

  5. Not a big fan of pie crust but sure to LOVE cinnamon rolls.
    Glad your parents weren't hurt. That must have been scary. Hope things get fixed quickly.

  6. Storms are scary. I’m glad your folks were OK. Those treats look amazing.
    Our niece who lives next door is Laid off right now so she’s eating a meal or two a day with us. She told me this morning that she’d gained 5 pounds.

  7. I'm so sorry for your parent's storm damage. You sure are one creative person! I love this idea and will be making!

  8. I too am sorry to hear about your parents house. I hope they are safe. The rolls look amazing and i bet were delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Straight out of my childhood, thanks for the reminder!

  10. Wow, scary what happened to your parents! Hopefully, a pie crust is easier to find than flour is right now. You know what's going on my next grocery list lol. Pinned.

  11. Oh, these cinnamon rolls look amazing. They are one of my favorites, and I haven't had any in a long time. So sorry to hear lightening hit your parents house and did damage to their house. It rained here for awhile, but the sun now has come out and getting warmer. I sure wish I had one of your Yummy cinnamon rolls to go with my tea tonight.