Place 12 frozen rolls in a 9x13-inch baking pan and cover with a lid or with plastic wrap. Allow to thaw in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, roll out thawed roll dough on a lightly floured surface. Using a large round cookie cutter (around 4-inches), cut out a circle from each rolled out piece of dough and press into a greased, standard-size muffin tin, pressing up the sides of the muffin cups. Discard scraps of dough. Using a toothpick, poke holes all over each roll. Chop the apples in the pie filling into bite-sized pieces. Fill each muffin cup with 2-3 Tablespoons of apple pie filling.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15-18 minutes or until roll is lightly golden brown. Remove from oven and cool slightly. Drizzle with caramel and top with whipped cream, if desired. Makes 12 apple pie cups.