Baked Apple Pie in an Apple Recipe

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Mmmm I made the most amazing and simple dessert tonight for dinner! In passing I had seen somewhere that you can fill apples like you do peppers so I decided to come up with my own creation tonight! You wouldn’t believe how simple it was! By the time my husband had made us some quick quesadillas I was finished creating this dessert and had it in the oven.

baked apples apple pie recipe

Slice off the very top of an apple – one apple per person. We are a family of four so I sliced off four apple tops.

baked apples apple pie recipe

Then scoop out the inside of an apple just as you would a baked potato. I used a melon baller and it was incredibly easy to do. Make sure to leave enough of the apple inside so that your skin doesn’t fall apart! I kept the good parts of the apple that I scooped out in one bowl and the core and and any undesirable parts in another bowl. (these later went to our pig as a treat!)

I’ll tell you what I did and you can adlib any way you want! In a small mixing bowl I dumped all of the little pieces of apple that I had set side and chopped them up to smaller pieces. Then I added 1/2 cup flour, 1 tsp. of cinnamon, 2 Tbsp. of sugar, 1/3 cup of lard (shortening will work too), and 2 tsp. water. Mix it all together really well, then scoop it up and place it back into the hollowed out apples.

baked apples apple pie recipe

I had enough “filling” to fill up all four of my apples exactly.

baked apples apple pie recipe

To prevent the apples from tipping over I placed them into our muffin pan, and then baked them at 425* F for 40 minutes.

Baked Apple Apple Pie

They were easy to scoop out and didn’t fall apart! Add a scoop of ice cream and you’ve got yourself a delicious dessert!

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  1. Andrea Kruse says:

    Yum! Thanks for sharing. This would be a great recipe for my kids since it would be easy enough to sub out the flour, or even make a cookie top for it. …and no having to slice it! 🙂

  2. This looks a lot easier to make, yum!

  3. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says:

    Baked apples were the first thing we made in cooking class in middle school and I LOVED them. You brought me back, and now I want this. Yum!

  4. Kerri @SavvyMomNYC says:

    Ohhh, these look good! I pinned them so I can come back and make in the future!

  5. Oh my goodness, those look delicious! I’m going to have to make these!

  6. YUM! I pinned this and cannot wait to make it!!

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