Introduction: Apple Pie Ice Cream (Homemade Ice Cream No Machine)

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Its known that a nice cold scoop of ice cream on a warm slice of pie hits that sweet spot in any occasion. But sometimes, its just too hot for a warm slice of pie!

Here's where we put the filling into ice cream with that same flakey, buttery crust you love.

Step 1: Ingredients and Supplies

I made my own ice cream, but for an easier time, feel free to buy a tub of vanilla ice cream and just add the filling.

Serves 4

  • 1 stick + 1 tbsp of salted butter
  • 1 + 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup + 4 tsp of sugar
  • 1 cup of ice cold water
  • 1 Apple (I prefer fuji)
  • 1 Lemon/1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2-3 tsp of cinnamon (depending on how spiced you want it)
  • Pinch of all spice
  • 3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup of evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup of ice cream salt or regular kosher salt
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 big metal bowl and a smaller one that fits inside (if you're going the handmade ice cream route)
  • Whisk
  • Ice
  • Cup cake tray
  • Rolling pin
  • Pan
  • Freezer safe container
  • Knife and cutting board

Step 2: Making and Baking the Pie Crust Bowl

Freeze your butter for a couple minutes!

A good pie crust always has its ingredients ice cold.

  1. Take your stick of butter and cut it up into cubes
  2. Dump your all purpose flour into the bowl
  3. And add 2 tsp of sugar
  4. Using a fork or your hands, flake the butter into the flour (do this half at a time, whenever your not using the cubed butter, put it back into the freezer)
  5. You'll start to notice the crust slowly becoming more crumbly
  6. Once it looks like crumbs, spoon in a couple tbsp's of ice cold water until the crust becomes just moist enough that if you grab a handful it'll stick together
  7. Take the dough out and shape it into a disk (if the disk breaks, then a little more water)
  8. Wrap the disk in plastic wrap and put in the fridge for at least an hour
  9. After the hour is up, roll out on a floured work surface the pie dough
  10. Spray the outside of your cupcake pan will pam spray or butter the outside
  11. Conform the pie dough to the outside
  12. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until its golden brown
  13. Leave the cups on the cupcake sheet to cool for a little, then use a knife to pop the bowls off the tray (should come off really easily)

Step 3: Apple Pie Filling

  1. Dice the apple into cubes and put into a bowl (you can take the apple skin off if you prefer it)
  2. Add in 1/4 cup of sugar, cinnamon and all spice
  3. And a squeeze of lemon juice
  4. Melt the 1 tbsp butter in the pan
  5. Once it starts to sizzle, add in the filling
  6. Cook down the apples till they are soft but not mushy, sprinkling in 2 tsp of sugar to thicken the sauce
  7. Set the filling on the side

Step 4: Homemade Ice Cream

  1. Fill your larger metal bowl with ice cubes until its about half way full
  2. Sprinkle some of the salt onto the ice and nestle your smaller metal bowl into the ice
  3. Fill around the sides of the bowl with more ice cubes and water
  4. Fill the smaller bowl with your heavy whipping cream,evaporated milk,1/4 cup sugar, and vanilla
  5. Using a hand mixer or a whisk, start to stir and whip the cream
  6. May take a little while, but as the bowl gets colder, you'll notice the cream sticking to the bottom more
  7. As this goes on, switch to a spoon and scrape the bottom of the bowl, folding the cream over itself to make it thicker
  8. Once you feel you've done all you can to get it as thick as you can, pour in your apple filling
  9. Put it in a freezer safe container, and freeze overnight

For the picture above, I put the really soft serve in the freezer for a couple hours then added the filling, but it works both ways

Step 5: Combine and Decorate!

  1. Put your ice cream in the pie crust bowl and decorate with whatever you want!

I put apple slices on mine but whipped cream or sprinkles sound nice too! and enjoy!

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