Apple Bubble Up Casserole

The Apple Bubble Up Casserole is a delightful and comforting dessert that combines the warmth of baked apples with the soft, pillowy texture of biscuit dough. This casserole starts with a base layer of canned biscuit dough, which is typically cut into small pieces. These dough pieces are then arranged in a baking dish, creating a foundation that will rise and “bubble up” during the baking process.

Atop the biscuit layer, a mixture of apple slices is generously spread. These apples are usually peeled and thinly sliced to ensure they cook evenly and soften nicely in the oven. The variety of apples can vary according to taste; some prefer the tartness of Granny Smith apples, while others opt for sweeter varieties like Honeycrisp or Gala. The apples are often tossed in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar before being layered over the biscuits, infusing the casserole with a warm, spiced aroma reminiscent of classic apple pies.

To add to its richness, small bits of butter are dotted over the apples. This butter melts as the casserole bakes, mingling with the cinnamon-sugar mixture to create a caramelized, syrupy coating that envelops the fruit and dough.

In some variations of the recipe, a mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter is poured over the arranged biscuits and apples, further enhancing the sweet, gooey texture of the dish. As the casserole bakes, the biscuits puff up around the apple slices, creating a unique texture contrast between the soft, fluffy biscuit and the tender, juicy apples.

The baking process is key to achieving the perfect balance of textures. The casserole is usually baked until the biscuits are golden brown and have risen, and the apples are tender and bubbling. The high heat of the oven causes the layers to “bubble up,” giving the dish its name.

Upon completion, the Apple Bubble Up Casserole presents a golden, inviting appearance, with the caramelized, spiced apples peeking through the golden biscuit topping. It’s often served warm, sometimes accompanied by a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, which melts into the warm casserole, adding a creamy contrast to the sweet, spiced flavors.

Ideal for cozy evenings, family gatherings, or as a comforting dessert on a chilly day, this casserole is a delightful blend of familiar flavors and textures, reminiscent of a cross between a traditional apple pie and a soft, sweet biscuit. It’s a simple yet indulgent treat that’s easy to make, yet always feels special.


1 can of apple pie filling

2 cans of refrigerated cinnamon rolls, quartered (keep the icing)

Optional: 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

In a bowl, mix the apple pie filling and quartered cinnamon rolls. Transfer the mixture to the baking dish. If you like, sprinkle thin slices of butter or an extra dash of cinnamon on top for added richness.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the biscuits turn golden brown and the apples are tender.

Once out of the oven, drizzle with the reserved cinnamon roll icing.

Serve this delightful casserole warm and watch as it becomes an instant fall favorite!

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