Individual apple pie – baked in the apple!

I saw this on pinterest a while ago and bookmarked it thinking it would be perfect for Thanksgiving. However, when you’re making something for such an important meal, you should try it out first and since tonight was our Community Life Group it was the perfect night to test it out. These were fun to make and not too time consuming (especially if you were only making enough for your family – I made 13 and it took me about 30 minutes prep time before I got them in the oven.) They’re a very sweet dessert, well proportioned, and they were a huge hit with everyone tonight! (That’s 13 people leaving happy. I’ll take it!) I made quite a few of these, feel free to pare the recipe down to whatever number you need.

Ingredients:

  • 13 apples
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP cinnamon
  • Pre-made pie crust

First, cut the top (stem side) off of your apples, then using a spoon (Or a melon baller if you have one! I wish that I did after scooping out 13 of these guys.) remove all the inside of the apple. The core goes in the compost, the rest of the “meat” gets set aside. Leave the skin intact.

 

Next mix the apple insides with the white sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon. Spoon back into empty apple bowls.

 

Cut the pie crust into thin strips and make a lattice pattern on top of each apple. (For my two vegan friends I skipped the pie crust and just added some old-fashioned rolled oats to the top of theirs)

Pour just enough water into a 13×9 (Or 8×8 if you’re making a smaller batch) to cover the bottom.

Place apples in your baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for 25 minutes, remove foil and bake for another 20.

And voila! Beautiful individual apple pies! Enjoy!

 

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