Well since I have not blogged in a while and my daughter let me forget it, today we decided to make these apple pie things that you bake in the apple. Sounds clever and easy huh? Well read on…………………….
Here are the things that you will need…………
6 Granny Smith apples
A package of pie crust
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup regular sugar
First you cut the tops off the apples.
Then you have to scoop out the guts of the apple so it is hollowed out. This proved to be more difficult than it seemed. You have to try and not poke a hole in the apple, you are going to use it to bake your pie in.
We tried this Tablespoon thing, however it was a fail, so dont try that.
Next we tried just a regular ole spoon, this seemed to work fairly well.
Except I buy cheap silverware apparently. so we had some pretty bent up spoons after this.
So when you are done you will have apples that look like this. The recipe that I read said to scoop out your apples insides and save them for the the filling, however, I found that the pieces that we scrapped out got real brown and gross really fast. So I scooped out 4 apples and promptly threw the scrappings out into the garbage and used the 2 other apples for the filling.
I peeled and cored and cut the 2 apples i didnt scrape out into bite sized pieces, I threw them in to a pan, only because I thought we would have cooked them, however I was wrong. So you can just throw your apple pieces into a bowl.
Add the cinnamon, brown sugar and regular sugar and stir up it.
Scoop the filling into your cored out apples.
Dont leave your crust for one minute, or your cat will try and eat it. What cat likes pie for goodness sakes.
Cut your crust into strips, about 1 inch,we used a pizza cutter, that seemed like the easiest way.
Start weaving the strips a baskets type weave. We used 4 pieces to make our top.
It’ll look something like this.
Then we couldnt figure out how to get this top off the counter and on to the apple. I figured out that if you give it a little smash with your hand then pick it up with the spatula then it is pretty easy to transfer.
Transfer this onto the apple.
Put the apples in an 8 by 8 pan once you put on the tops. Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the pan.
I only used the pieces of apple from the 2 apples that i cut up, there was enough left over to make another pie thing in a ramekin.
I rolled out the remaining pie crust with my new marble rolling pin that I got at the goodwill for .80 cents. I have just been dying to use it.
I put this crust on top of the ramekin and rolled the edges.
Cover these guys with foil and pop them into a preheated 375 degree oven for 25 minutes.
After 25 minutes remover the foil and bake for another 20 minutes.
Here is where something went wrong with this recipe. After 25 minutes we removed from the oven the one that we cooked in the ramekin and the apple ones just were not done, so we put them back in the oven for about 5 more minutes.
In the mean time we ate the one that was in the ramekin, and I have to say it was freaking delicious.
We waited the 5 minites for the apple ones and they were still not done, so we put them in for another 5 minutes and they were still not done, 5 more minutes and the apples were still very crunchy and not done. So we added a total of 20 minutes onto the cook time before we gave up and watched American Idol.
So, in conclusion, this seems like a super cute fun recipe, we just couldnt get it to work. So we will count this one as a fail.
However, if you skipped the apple part and just cut up some apples, sprinkle them with cinnamon, brown sugar and sugar, put them in a tiny oven safe bowl and bake for 25 minutes with foil on and 20 minutes with the foil off, you will have yourself a delicious apple treat.
If you were able to get this to work, let me know where I went wrong.