I originally wrote this post for my bloggy friend Whatever Dee-Dee Wants and I just had to share it with you so you could put it on your Thanksgiving menu. These mini apple pies, baked right inside of the apples themselves will impress your guests! They look super fancy, but they are really simple to make. The most difficult part is making sure you don’t cut into the skin of the apple when you are hallowing out the insides. Try using a small melon baller and you shouldn’t have any problems. If your insides look like mush after the hallowing, peel and slice 2 additional apples for a prettier pie filling.
Materials (makes 4 apple pies, recipe adapted from www.domesticdilettante.com)
4 Large Granny Smith Apples (make sure they can stand on their own)
¼ Cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
½ Teaspoon Nutmeg
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use a melon baller or spoon to hallow out 4 apples.
Step 2: Slice the insides of the hallowed out apples and mix with sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Step 3: Fill the hallowed apples with the apple pie filling mixture.
Step 4: Roll out pie crust and slice into thin strips, approximately ¼ inches wide. Place on top of apples in a lattice pattern.
Step 5: Place apples in a deep baking dish, fill the bottom with water. Place foil over the dish and bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.