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Easy Baked Apple Pie Apples

Baked Apple Pie Apples

These Easy Baked Apple Pie Apples have everything you love about a good apple pie, but just a lot cuter! My mom and I made these last year for Thanksgiving and everyone loved them. At first, I thought they were going to be super hard to make but to my surprise they were super easy to put together and they tasted just like a delicious, warm apple pie.

So last weekend when I went to Walmart, I noticed that they had a huge bin full of apples, and with the holiday season just around the corner I knew I had to share my Easy Baked Apple Pie Apples with all of you today because your going to want to make these this holiday season. I guarantee they will be a huge hit at your holiday party!

Baked Apple Pie Apples


 USE GRANNY SMITH APPLES: I recommend using Granny Smith Apples because they bake well and keep their shape, without turning into mush. Also, when your hollowing out the apples be very CAREFUL not to hollow them out too thin or the pie filling will spill out of the apples when they bake.

PIE CRUST: For the pie crust, I used Pillsbury® Refrigerated Pie Crust which makes these Apple Pie Apples even easier to make. I’m all about making things as easy as possible!

MAKE AHEAD OF TIME: You can also make these apples ahead of time, just place the pre-baked apple pie apples in the freezer. When you are ready to bake the apple pie apples, place them in a high walled baking dish with about 1/4 cup of water to cover the bottom of the apples, bake for 45 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.


How to make Easy Baked Apple Pie Apples. Recipe by

Easy Baked Apple Pie Apples

Yield: 4 Apples

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

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  • 6 Granny Smith Apples
  • 1/2 Teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 package refrigerated pie crust
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • cinnamon-sugar, sprinkled on top of pie crust


PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 375F degrees.

STEP 1: Slice the tops off four apples.

STEP 2: Using a large spoon or melon baller, carefully remove inner part of each apple. Peel the skins from remaining two apples and slice the apples thinly to use in apple pie filling.

STEP 3: In a large bowl, mix sliced apples with granulated sugar, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, pecans, and rum extract to make the apple pie filling.

STEP 4: Fill hollowed apples with prepared apple pie filling.

STEP 5: Using a pizza cutter, slice pie crust into even strips ( about 1/4") and lay in lattice fashion across the top of each apple. Trim excess pie crust around the edges with a knife.

STEP 6: Brush melted butter on top of pie crusts and sprinkle pie crusts with cinnamon-sugar.

STEP 7: Place apples in a high walled baking dish. Add about 1/4 cup of water to bottom of dish to just cover the bottoms of the apples. Cover with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove foil and return to oven for an additional 20 minutes. Apples are done when crust is golden brown along edges and apples are soft to slice.

STEP 8: Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!


*STORE: Apples may be stored in the fridge and reheated for up to 5 days, or frozen (pre-baked) and baked prior to serving.

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14 Responses to “Easy Baked Apple Pie Apples”

  1. Jose — December 31, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Haven’t made these yet, but planning to soon.  Does the apple hold well after baking for 45 minutes?  Thanks for the cool idea!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — January 2nd, 2015 @ 12:58 pm

      Yes, the apple will hold it’s shape it just will be softer. Granny Smith apples work the best for this recipe because they don’t get as soft when they bake. Enjoy! 🙂

  2. Paola — November 26, 2014 at 7:32 am

    I love this recipe! I made this yesterday and they were great. A very light version of Apple Pie. I am making them again today for Thanksgiving and will be adding some more butter and sugar to the filling. Also, be careful not to hollow out your apples too thin.

  3. Victoria — October 1, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Oh how clever! These are adorable! And would be quite the hit at a party.

  4. Thalia @ butter and brioche — October 1, 2014 at 5:01 am

    Wow these really are ‘apple’ pies! I have never seen a recipe like this before.. you can definitely consider that I will be recreating it.. they look delicious.

  5. Katie (The Muffin Myth) — October 1, 2014 at 1:34 am

    This is such a great idea! I love that the pies are baked right in the apple. So clever! Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — September 26, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Such a fun idea! Great way to eat baked apples!

  7. Teresa — September 25, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Wow, these look so cute. I’ve got to try them!

  8. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel — September 25, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    I love these! But mostly, the apple to crust ratio — I can never get enough of that gooey filling! These are perfect 🙂

  9. Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy — September 25, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    These are just beyond amazing! I love the step by step directions!! Pinned!

  10. Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire — September 25, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    This is such a fun and cute idea!!! My daughter would go nuts over this (I am, too!). This is definitely on our to-make list this month!! 

  11. Rachel Rockwell — September 25, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I’ve been wanting to make these and you have convinced me to try them out!  Yum! 

  12. Tonia — September 25, 2014 at 8:16 am

    These are so adorable! What a fun way to eat baked apples.

  13. Julia @ Sprinkled With Jules — September 25, 2014 at 8:15 am

    These are so cute! I love that there’s no mess slicing pieces but they’re already perfectly proportioned! 

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