Introduction: Apple Crumb Pie in the Apple

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These perfect sized apple crumb pies are so cute! Instead of the traditional pie in the pie tin, these little cutie-pies are baked in the apple. They are the perfect size for a snack or a personal dessert. The pies are quick and easy especially since the crust is a delicious crumb topping with brown sugar and cinnamon. 

Mix some up for your next dessert....these Apple Crumb Pies in the Apple are sure to delight!

Step 1: Ingredients

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For each medium apple's filling, you will need:
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
For each medium apple's topping, you will need:
  • 1 1/4 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 tablepoon brown sugar
  • pinch of  cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter, melted

Step 2: Making the Bowls

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Wash the apple you are using and cut off a lid from each one. Use a small sharp knife and a small spoon, carve the apple to form a bowl. Chop up the innards of the apple for the filling. Dice the lid as well. 

To make sure the apple "crust" (outside of the apple) doesn't get dark, add a few drops of lemon juice.

Step 3: Mixing the Filling

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Mix all of the ingredients of the filling together. Add to the diced/chopped apple pieces and toss with a spoon. Pour the filling into the carved apple. 

Step 4: Mixing and Baking

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Mix all of the ingredients of the topping together and sprinkle onto the top of the filling. Bake at 370 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 to 10 minutes.

Make as many or as few as you want! That is the beauty of this recipe. :) Not to mention these apples are so adorable and cute! Try the recipe out and leave a comment below.

(I promise to have better photos that reflect do these pies justice :)


Sergeykrestov (author)2017-02-23

@#Interesting design!!

amy-sue (author)2012-01-07

What an inventive idea!! :) TIP: Use an ORGANIC apple.

wobbler (author)amy-sue2014-08-31

Organic apples will definitely work better than plastic ones, which I find tend to be a bit chewy. However, you can save on the lemon juice with them.

jen7714 (author)amy-sue2012-01-10

Thank you so much for the nice comment!

RYBARRA (author)2014-01-15

how did you add the lemon drops?

cristoph (author)2013-12-20

I tried didn't taste that great but probably because of a screw up on my part

jen7714 (author)cristoph2013-12-30

Well, what do you think went wrong?

AussieAnglerGal (author)2012-03-23

that is such a wonderful idea! i love it :)

jen7714 (author)AussieAnglerGal2012-04-11

Thanks for such the nice comment!

Randomguy65 (author)2012-04-02

I have 10 apples sitting in my family fridge waiting to be eaten. What the heck. Why not? :)

jen7714 (author)Randomguy652012-04-11

Haha. I'm glad you decided to try it! And a cookie sheet would be perfect!

Randomguy65 (author)2012-04-02

So you cook them on a cookie sheet?

Kazz09 (author)2011-11-29

I will definitely be doing this tomorrow night. I made a pan of apple crumb for Thanksgiving and didn't get any :(
There's still a large granny smith I didn't use so now I can make a personal batch with this recipe. I like to add oats to the mix.

jen7714 (author)Kazz092011-12-09

Awwh :( Oats would probably work well too. Let me know how it went and thanks for the nice comment!

legr1kof (author)2011-11-30

Interesting design, apple with a secret)

jen7714 (author)legr1kof2011-12-09

Thanks for the nice comment :) (I wonder what else the apple has up its sleeve :)

beckyzhang (author)2011-12-01

i am hungry now..........

jen7714 (author)beckyzhang2011-12-09

Haha. Make one then!

Shany120 (author)2011-11-28

This is cool! I have to try this! :D

jen7714 (author)Shany1202011-11-29

Definitely! Let me know how it went!

Shany120 (author)jen77142011-12-02

I will (If my parents let me make it :p )!

CrLz (author)2011-11-29


jen7714 (author)CrLz2011-11-29

They definitely were!

lrwelling (author)2011-11-28

You forgot the raisins!. Wrap in a couple of layers of foil and put in your next campfire.

jen7714 (author)lrwelling2011-11-29

Good idea! Maybe I will...

Eldjotnar (author)2011-11-28

I'm definitely going to try this tonight. Would it be possible to cook it in a microwave somehow?

jen7714 (author)Eldjotnar2011-11-29

I think a microwave will definitely work! I don't have the timing for that so experiment!

sunshiine (author)2011-11-28

Very creative!

jen7714 (author)sunshiine2011-11-28

Thanks for the nice comment :)

depotdevoid (author)2011-11-27

Wow, those sound seriously amazing!

jen7714 (author)depotdevoid2011-11-28

Haha. Yum! You should give it a try!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2011-11-27

That is really cool and looks like lots of fun to eat!

jen7714 (author)Penolopy Bulnick2011-11-28

It definitely was! :) Thanks for the nice comment!

shesparticular (author)2011-11-27

Is just 10 minutes long enough to cook the exterior of the apples so they're soft?

jen7714 (author)shesparticular2011-11-27

It actually is. I think because it is baked at 370 and the apple skin isn't such a good barrier for heat, the apple is soft at around 10 minutes (5 minutes if you like the crunch :)

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