Apple Pie Apple Recipe

I was tossing around what apple recipe I was going to feature on my tv segment this week and couldn’t make up my mind.  I wanted to make an apple pie, but I thought it was too traditional for tv.  Then I saw a picture of these apple pie apples and knew I had to try them.

I made the first batch with honey for Journey and she ate two entire apple—skin and all.  I used sugar for the ones I made for the segment. They are so yummy and pretty easy to make, especially if you forgo the homemade pie crust and use store-bought.

Apple Pie Apples Recipe

Apple Pie Apple 


5 large, round apples (I used honeycrisp, granny smith work well also)
1 homemade or store-bought pie crust
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon warm water
1 large egg
homemade salted caramel sauce, for drizzling (optional)


1.  In a small cup, mix the cornstarch and warm water together until smooth, creamy, and the cornstarch has dissolved. Set aside.

2.  Peel, core and dice 1 apple. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook the apple pieces, cornstarch/water mixture, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and sugar. Stir constantly for 5 minutes. Switch to low heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla, and allow to cool for 20 minutes.




3.   On a floured work surface, roll out the pie dough. Turn the dough about a quarter turn after every few rolls until you have a circle 10-11 inches in diameter. Cut in half horizontally, then vertically so that you end up with four quarters.  Then, cut each quarter into 1/4-inch wide strips. Put the strips on a large cutting board or other flat surface and place in the fridge.  (Don’t worry if your dough gets small white dots.  That’s just from the dough being in the fridge overnight.)

pie crust4.  Slice off the tops of the rest of the apples. Using a paring knife, melon baller, or grapefruit spoon, dig out the core. It doesn’t have to look perfect.


5.  Spoon the prepared apple filling into the cored-out apples.



6.  Lay 3-4 strips of the pie dough on top of the apple. Then, working with one new strip at a time, alternate weaving it over and under the dough strips already in place. Repeat until the top of the apple has been covered with the strips. Using a sharp paring knife, trim excess pie crust around the edges.


7.  Place apples into baking pan or pie dish.  In a small dish, beat the egg. Lightly brush the tops of the apples with the egg.


8.  Sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon on top of the apples and put them in the oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is browned and the filling is bubbly.

9.  While the apples are baking, make the salted caramel drizzle recipe I got from Sally’s Baking Addition (p.s. love her!)

10.  Serve warm.

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0 comment on Apple Pie Apple w/ Salted Caramel Drizzle Recipe

  1. livingmommywood
    October 23, 2014 at 9:19 pm (3 years ago)

    This looks awesome!!! Nit to mention not that difficult a must try thanks for share

    • Simone
      October 24, 2014 at 5:48 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks! I also made some using honey instead of sugar and drizzled with honey instead of caramel for my daughter and they were just as tasty.

  2. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    October 25, 2014 at 6:04 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh my goodness, do these ever look and sound fabulous! Super cute too!

    Thanks for sharing and linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  3. Bijee
    October 29, 2014 at 6:12 pm (3 years ago)

    These look AMAZING! I may gave to try this!

    • Simone
      October 29, 2014 at 10:57 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much:)


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