Saturday, September 27, 2014

Apple Pie baked in an apple

It doesn't get much more September then this...

(boy... that's a great picture if I  do say so myself! )
and yes..  they were as delicious as it looks.

I saw a recipe and pinterest and tweaked it since I didn't have the proper ingredients.
First thing I did was grab 4 red apples..  I'm not really sure what kind they are.
Remember,  I'm a price shopper now,  I just bought the cheap ones.

As clumsy and big thumbed as I am ~  we all know that I am a self proclaimed klutz. 
I thought that coring and scooping out the apple would be difficult.
As I started with the first apple, my first thought was that I was going to destroy all 4 apples and end up with a huge mess.

It wasn't that bad.

First I cut the top off and dug a knife in around the core, 
 once I removed a little from the top I was able to use a small spoon to scoop out the rest.
With the same spoon, I pressed and cut around the apple skin and then started removing the apple pieces.
It didn't take long at all.

I put the apple pieces in a bowl and once I had all of the apples hollowed out 
I mixed a little sugar and a lot of cinnamon in with the chunks.

Then I spooned the sugar and cinnamon coated pieces back inside of the apple.
Looks pretty amazing right.
I gotta say.. I was pretty darn proud of myself!! 

The finishing touch...
layer some pre-made pie crust over the top and gently press around the edges to secure it.

They are sooo cute.
They make me feel all nesty.  

Place your apples in a baking dish and add a little bit of water to the pan.
cover and bake for about 20 mins.
Uncover and bake for an additional 30 minutes.

Since I happened to have some heavy cream in the fridge
I whipped up some easy whipped cream.

This is a favorite around here.
The husband normally eats it right from the bowl!

And there you have it..
Delicious fall goodness!!!!

Have a great day friends!
Be your best happy.
: )

Linking in with Valerie and Simple Saturday blog hop


Blackberry Lane said...

Happy Saturday Leslie! Wow, these look so good! I've never heard of making a pie inside the apple peel. I know this would be so tasty. Thanks and enjoy the weekend.
xo Mildred

Brandi said...

Oh my goodness, I must make this soon. They looks so good and cute! Can food be cute?! Well you nailed it!!!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I saw this too and thought it was a neat idea-Glad to hear it worked out well for you! No doubt it was very tasty:@)

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Yum that looks delicious! I love baking with apples in the fall. Apple crostata is on my list next. Have a great weekend.

Reveal Natural Health said...

I was trying to pin this because these apples look so good, but I couldn't find a Pin button on the post.

White Lace and Promises said...

Wow! So pretty and I bet so delicious! I will definitely be trying this one! Looks easy even for me. I'm no baker. I'm no good in the kitchen.

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

These look amazing! Pinning :-)

Melinda said...

Wish I lived closer!
Those looj oh so good.

M :)

Valerie Ratliff said...


I haven't had real whipping cream in forever.

Hugs from Oklahoma,


Liz said...

I have seen these on pinterest too! I thought they would be to hard to make. But you make it look so easy! Will give these a try for sure!!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

You made this look super easy Leslie! My dad would love these. I think I'll use your recipe including the whipped cream! Thanks so much for your visit and kind comments. I happily followed you back. Looking forward to hanging out. Have a great evening!

Theresa said...

OMG... that looks DELICIOUS! Thank you SO much for sharing this recipe! I can't wait to try it! Sending HUGS your way!

Gloria said...

Wow!! Looks very mouth-watering! Thanks for sharing. Your photos are amazing! :)

Pam said...

Excellent, what a clever little dessert. I bet they're delicious. Thanks for the recipe and have a good week!

20 North Ora said...

Hi Leslie - Thanks for visiting 20 North Ora. These apple pies look fantastic. I'm definitely going to try and make these!

Thanks for the inspiration!


Freckled Hen said...

Yum! Those look delicious, I love the lattice top. The essay you posted below this about your love for your family was beautiful, you are a great writer!

Melanie said...

These are so..........cute? They really are. Adorable! And yummy looking.