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Monday, May 13, 2013

Apple Pie Cups

My mother-in-law told me about apple pies baked inside an apple, and I just had to try it!

Time: 50-60 minutes
Serves: 4

You will need:
  • 4 apples, you may need 2 more for filling. I used Fuji and Granny Smith Apples. (DM Tip: The Granny Smith apple split while it was baking, but the Fujis turned out well.)
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pie crust

1.   Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2.   Cut the top off of the apples you are going to use as the outer crust. Hollow out, but be sure not to
puncture peel. You could use a spoon or melon baller for easier use.
3.   Thinly slice up the apples pieces. If need, peel and thinly slice 2 more apples for filling.
4.   Mix apples with sugars and cinnamon.
5.   Fill the hollowed out apples with the pie filling.
6.   Slice into 1/4 inch slices and create lattice work on top of apple.
7.   Place in an 8x8 pan/dish.
8.   Add enough water to cover the bottom of the dish.
9.   Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
10. Remove foil and bake for another 20 minutes, or until apples are soft and crust is golden brown.
11. Viola! You have individual, completely edible, apple pies! If wanted, place on a plate and serve with ice cream.

DM Tip: If you have extra filling and pie crust, you could wrap the filling up in the dough. Poke a few holes in top. (See last photo of apple wrap with a bow on top.)

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