{Milk Bar Mondays} Cinnamon Bun Pie

Happy Monday! Here we are with another decadent treat from the wonderful Milk Bar Cookbook. This time, it is the gooiest cinnamon roll you can ever imagine baked into a pie. It really may be one of the best things I’ve ever had, but then again the I say that every time I make one of Christina’s creations.


The base of the pie is a concoction called “Mother Dough,” which is a basic bread dough recipe that is used throughout the book. That is spread into a pie dish and layered with toasty brown butter, liquid cheesecake, cinnamon, brown sugar and then another layer of everything. While being baked, it puffs up into a glorious dome with crisp streusel on top, and layers of melt-in-your mouth filling.


This pie would be an excellent addition to any brunch spread, but it’s pretty amazing for regular old dessert as well. I loved the brown butter/cinnamon roll combo so much, that I think it’s my new go-to for even regular recipes. It really boosts the other flavors and makes this pie even more “so bad it’s good.” (if that’s possible.)

Head over to our host Erin’s blog to get the full recipe, and stay tuned this week as I found a way to use the other half of my “Mother Dough”!

Also see what my other MBM Gal’s created here”
Krissy at Krissy’s Creations
Jaqueline at The Dusty Baker
Cassie at Bake Your Day
Averie at Averie Cooks (our new member!)


  1. These Milk Bar Mondays posts are making me so much less scared of my milk bar cookbook! And now I desperately need this pie in my life.

  2. It’s awesome being in this group with you and your pie looks fabulous! The middle gooey layer looks so…inviting! I want to dive in :)

  3. This is another amazing and unique creation. The way you described this as well as the picture has me hooked. Off to get the details. Buzz Buzz!

  4. Audra, it looks gorgeous! Your pictures are seriously mouth-watering! Even though I missed out this week, I’m still planning on making this because I need that in my mouth! Yummm!

  5. Ooooh, I’ve been wanting to try this for a while!! I’m loving my copy of the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook. The mother dough looks seriously good…can’t wait to try the carrot layer cake for Easter, too. :)

  6. This sounds like something that would make everyone in our home deliriously happy! I gotta get this cookbook soon! And this recipe something I have to try soon… Thanks for sharing!

  7. cinnamon roll + pie! be still my heart! this is my fave new cookbook and Milk Bar is my favorite stop on any NY trip. loving Milk Bar Mondays :)

  8. I honestly need this pie! Seeing this on Bake your day, now yours…you both are KILLING me!!! I sure hope you deliver my sweet friend! :)

  9. My mouth is literally watering right now – that looks so fluffy and warm and inviting. I need to figure out a better adaptation of the Mother Dough – yours looks so spot on. Awesome job.

  10. Could you please post the ingredients and recipe for the cinnamon bun pie
    Thank u

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