The crisp air and changing of the leaves reminded us that the holidays are near, and we instantly became inspired to heat up the oven and bake. We wanted to make sure that it was an easy holiday recipe, but looked beautiful all in the same moment.
We decided on warm apple pie baked in an apple. From the scrumptious cinnamon and sugar filling to the flaky pastry covering, it is homemade goodness at its very best. A special thanks to Lori from Paper and Thread Stationery for helping us bake up this easy holiday recipe. Read on for exact instructions and print the recipe here.
ingredients for five
• 5 granny smith apples
• 1 lemon
• 2 tsp brown sugar
• ¼ cup white sugar
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• refrigerated pie crust
• 2 tsp melted butter
• heart cookie cutter
Step One: Cut off the top of each apple and discard
Step 2: Scoop out the inside of each apple. Discarding the core and keeping the good stuff in a separate bowl to be used for the apple pie filling. Be careful not to puncture the peel. We used a melon baller to make the process a little easier.
Step 3: Squeeze lemon juice over all your apple pieces.
Step 4: Mix the cinnamon and both sugars together with the scooped out apple.
Step 5: Unroll your pie crust and slice into 1/4 inch strips for the lattice pattern. To make the top dough heart shape, simply use a small heart cookie cutter, like this one here.
Step 6: Cover the top of the apples with a lattice pattern. We used 5 strips for each apple.
Step 7: Brush melted butter onto the crust and sprinkle with sugar.
Step 8: Place the apples in a baking pan. Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the pan. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Serve with vanilla ice cream and a cold glass of milk and your guests will be wowed with your gourmet cooking skills.
Print out the recipe here.