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Apple Pie Pinwheels Recipe

In this post I’m sharing how to make easy Apple Pie Pinwheels.

Hey Y’all! I’ve been enjoying the beautiful autumn weather we’re finally having after a very long hot summer here in South Carolina.

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year because of the beautiful changes of the season, colorful leaves, choosing pumpkins to decorate with, and it’s apple season.

We didn’t get the time this year to visit one of the local apple orchards this year but that is something I enjoy when we have the opportunity. 

With just two simple ingredients to create these apple pie pinwheels, it’s so easy to enjoy a wonderful dessert in just minutes. 

I’m using apple pie filling for this recipe to keep things simple but you could also use my Southern Fried Skillet Apples. Just be sure to allow the fried apples to cool completely before topping the pastry. 

Apple Puff Pastry

Apple and puff pastry roll ups drizzled with caramel sundae sauce

While you’re here, you might also like these apple-licious recipes: Apple Nachos and Holiday Cranberry Apple Bake.

In addition to this apple swirl dessert being so simple to prepare, it’s also pretty and elegant when served with ice cream and topped with caramel sundae sauce. Perfect for guests! 

What can I use in place of puff pastry? I recommend puff pastry dough for this recipe but if you need to you could use crescent roll dough instead.

Do I have to use apple filling? If you wanted to switch things up, try using a raspberry pie filling and drizzle with melted chocolate after baking or a blueberry filling dusted with confectioner’s sugar.


Pinwheels Dessert

Amazing apple puff pastry dessert recipe

This apple puff pastry dessert takes just a few minutes to bake. I made this batch one morning while I was cooking breakfast so that I could share the recipe with y’all.

After we ate our breakfast, I assembled the dessert so that I could photograph it and of course had to have a taste…for quality control. So there I was right after breakfast and had one bite, then another, and I ate the whole thing because it was so good! HA!

I just couldn’t help myself! You’ll understand once you try it. 

Apple Cinnamon Roll Ups

Glass serving dish with vanilla ice cream topped with an apple puff and caramel sauce

In the printable recipe card below I’m sharing the step by step instructions to make this dessert. If you’d like to see the steps with photos then check out the video in this post.

Yield: 16 Pinwheels

Apple Pie Pinwheels

Easy and elegant apple pie puff pastry pinwheel dessert, served with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce. A delicious fall dessert recipe.

A simple elegant dessert of apple pie pinwheels served with ice cream and caramel sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 - 13.2 oz Refrigerated Puff Pastry Sheets (Recommend Jus-Rol, previously called Wewalka, brand)
  • 21 oz Canned Apple Pie Filling
  • Vanilla Ice Cream, for serving if desired
  • Caramel Sundae Sauce, for serving if desired


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (218°C)
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Unroll the refrigerated puff pastry dough.
  4. Add ½ of the canned apple pie filling to each sheet and spread it out over the pastry sheet.
  5. Roll up the puff pastry and filling then cut each roll into 8 even slices; place the slices on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake 20 minutes.
  7. The pinwheels may be served just as they are or serve alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sundae sauce.


Recipe can be easily halved using just one sheet of the refrigerated puff pastry dough and half of the pie filling.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 336Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 190mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g

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Friday 1st of November 2019

Thanks for sharing at the Fabulous Friday Linky Party! Can’t wait to see what you share this week>>

Miz Helen

Tuesday 29th of October 2019

Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Miz Helen


Friday 25th of October 2019

Looks amazing! I would like to invite you to a new linky party >> We hope you can join us :)


Tuesday 22nd of October 2019

What a fun treat and nobody has to know how easy they are to make. I love that wewalka puff pastry too, super quick and easy!

Julia Jordan

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019

Refrigerated puff pastry is a game changer in my opinion. I used to hate thawing and trying to get lines out of the frozen pastries.

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