Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Apple Pie in an Apple

I saw this on tumblr a while ago, and I wanted to make it! Jeffery left for training down in the states today, and I made this yesterday for dessert:

I used Cortland apples for this, since they do not break down when they are baked.

You want to make the dough a head of time.

Preheat oven to 375 F.
You cut off the tops of the apples, and then scoop out the insides with a spoon.

Remove any skin and seeds.

Cube apples. Mix in:
6 tsp white sugar - I will use brown sugar next time
3 tbsp flour - I will use less flour next time - I will probably use 1 tbsp instead
2 tsp cinnamon

Fill the apple bowls.

Roll out the dough and cut circles (I used a cup) to cover the top of the apple hole.
Poke holes in the dough with a toothpick to vent the vapour.

Pour water into a 8" x 8" baking pan, only to cover the bottom of the pan.
Place apples into pan, cover with foil  *shiny side IN*.
Bake at 375 F for 20 minutes.
Remove foil, and bake for another 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

You can sprinkle the pies with icing sugar if desired. Serve with ice cream.



  1. How clever!! I must try this! Thank you for sharing this recipe and photos.

    Empty On the Inside
    Dough, Dirt & Dye

  2. oh my god I so am going to try making these! I think I'll try making it for thanksgiving! Hubby doesn't like the traditional pumpkin pie so this would be perfect!