Easter Brunch Apple Fritter Casserole recipe #EasterSweetsWeek

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When you think spring time sweets do you ever think apples? Many people I know tell me apples are a fall fruit. I say it’s an any time you want to eat it fruit. I love frying up some Rainier Fruits apples and making a Easter Brunch Apple Fritter Casserole recipe. You can make it any time of year and call it insert holiday here brunch apple fritter casserole recipe or simply apple fritter casserole recipe. If you limit yourself to apples in only the fall then you are missing out my friend.

Apple Fritter Casserole Recipe

apple fritter casserole recipe eastersweetsweek

You can make the apple fritter casserole recipe with premade croissant rolls but I usually prefer this made with the cinnamon rolls. I also add apple butter to the fried apples as they are simmering. A little extra flavors added in I think without making it too much. Rainier Fruits sent me a box of honeycrisp and lady alice apples but this can be made with just about any type of apple you prefer. My Nana used to tell me only some types of apples were good for baking (granny smith is her go to for baking with apples).

diced apples Rainier Fruits apple fritter casserole

I had Jersey Boy prep four apples for me (peel, core, and dice) while I started the sauce for the apples. I melted a stick of butter and added a 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of Dixie Crystals sugar, 2 Tbs. Adam’s Best vanilla cinnamon sugar and stirred until the sugars were dissolved in with the melted butter. Then the diced apples were added to the pan and tossed in the butter/sugar mix. I also added the apple butter in at the same time as well.

fried apples apple fritter casserole recipe

fried apples Rainier Fruits apple fritter casserole recipe

When the apples are softened (after cooking on medium for about 8 minutes), they are ready to go in the casserole dish with the raw dough cut up cinnamon rolls. Mix it all up and put it in the oven- for the baby and me. Sorry I got carried away a little as Kaylee’s favorite song right now is pat-a-cake.

Rainier apples apple fritter brunch casserole recipe

Bake the apple fritter casserole in the oven for 30-45 minutes. With the oven in my apartment and using the Anolon 9″ stoneware baking dish from their Vesta collection the apple fritter casserole is golden brown on top and baked completely at 35 minutes. For the icing drizzle you can either use the pre-made icing from the cinnamon roll cans or make your own. Some folks don’t like the canned stuff and if you make this with croissants instead of the cinnamon rolls you may not have the pre-made stuff on hand already open. To make the icing you mix together cream cheese, butter, vanilla, milk, and gradually mix in confectioners sugar until smooth. Drizzle the icing and serve your apple fritter casserole recipe immediately while it’s still warm.

rainier fruits apple fritter casserole recipe

Easter brunch apple fritter casserole recipe EasterSweetsWeek

Easter Brunch Apple Fritter Casserole

apple fritter casserole eastersweetsweek


  • 4 lady alice or honeycrisp apples (or granny smith or whatever kind you prefer)
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbs. Adams Extract vanilla cinnamon sugar
  • 2 cans of cinnamon rolls (small cinnamon rolls= 16 rolls)
  • 3 Tbs. apple butter
  • 2 containers of the cinnamon roll icing


  1. Preheat the oven to 350* degrees.
  2. In a large skillet or frying pan, melt the stick of butter over medium (6) heat.
  3. Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla cinnamon sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved in the melted butter.
  4. Add the diced apples and apple butter and stir to coat the apples.
  5. Simmer the apple mixture for 5-10 minutes or until soft. Mine is usually ready in 8.
  6. Spray your 9 inch square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  7. Add the cut up cinnamon roll pieces to the dish.
  8. Add the fried apple mixture on top of the cinnamon roll pieces and mix it all together.
  9. Bake for 30-45 minutes. I suggest start checking the casserole at the lesser time so that it doesn't burn if you wait until the longer time to check on it.
  10. Drizzle with icing and serve immediately while still warm.

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  1. Apple fritters are the best but often daunting to make. This is so much easier!

  2. Thomas and I would go crazy over this (and J when he’s older hahahaha) This would be an Easter Sweets winner for sure around here!

  3. Sandy Headtke says

    My favorite is Carrot Cake, extra cream cheese

  4. WOW this casserole looks and sounds so delicious! I really need to try it

  5. Sadie B. says

    I love to make a cake in a lamb mold for Easter. The kids love it!

  6. Denise says

    Apples are year round goodness for us at my house. This looks amazing.

  7. We got bunny cake from my grandma as a kid every year.

  8. Charles Gentry says

    I need my wife to make this for us.

  9. I’d be content with just the fried apples part. Woo wee!

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