Cinnamon Bun Apple Pie

Cinnamon-Bun-Apple-Pie
Serves 10

1 (14 .5-ounce) box store-bought pie dough or homemade pie crust
2 tablespoons margarine, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/8 teaspoons cinnamon
5 assorted baking apples (about 2 pounds)
Juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, lightly beaten
2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons soymilk, plus more if needed

Place a baking sheet in oven and preheat to 400.
Line a 9-inch pie plate with 1 piece of dough; refrigerate until ready to assemble.

For cinnamon-roll crust: Lay remaining piece of dough on lightly floured surface and spread margarine evenly on top. In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over margarine, and press gently to help mixture adhere. Roll pie dough into a tight log. Trim about 1 1/2 inches from both ends; cut remaining log crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick pieces. Arrange pieces cut-side down in a snug circle on a piece of floured parchment paper. Dust with more flour. Gently roll it into a 10-inch round. Refrigerate until ready to assemble pie.

Peel and slice apples. Toss with lemon juice, vanilla and remaining 1/4 cup sugar and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon in a large bowl. Pour apples into the dough-lined pie plate. Invert cinnamon-roll crust on top and peel off the parchment (it’s OK if the individual rounds separate a bit in the process). Pinch crusts together; Brush with beaten egg.

Set pie on hot baking sheet in oven; bake until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbling, about 50 minutes. (Tent loosely with foil if top browns too quickly.) Transfer to a rack to cool slightly.

Whisk the confectioners’ sugar and soymilk in small bowl until smooth. Drizzle over the pie.

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