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Apple Pie Stuffed Apples

Apple Pie Stuffed Apples

The holidays are fast approaching and I cannot believe that this year is going to be over soon! It really slapped me in the face when I received an invitation to our annual ornament exchange that my best friend and I hold every year. Unfortunately, for the past 2 years I have not been there because we now live 1,200 miles apart. However, I don’t let that stop me from celebrating and still joining the fun of the ornament exchange!

Apple Pie Stuffed Apples

We have been holding these ornament exchanges for about 5 years now and I love getting together and having a little party with all my friends and family to exchange ornaments and have a good time. It’s turned into somewhat of a friendly competition to see who can end up with the best ornament at the end of the party and we always have a blast. So this year, I wanted to pick something pretty sweet that people would want to hang on their tree.

I headed to my local Walmart and searched for the perfect Hallmark Ornament from their display. Their display had more than 16 Walmart exclusives, resin figurines, Holiday Barbies, and some new deco figurines. I ended up picking a Minnie Mouse Cupcake Ornament.

I mean, seriously… who doesn’t love cupcakes and Minnie Mouse?? And it fits me perfectly because, ya know, I am a food blogger and all. This Hallmark Ornament will be the perfect addition to anyone’s Christmas tree and I can already envision people at the party trying to “steal” the ornament.

Apple Pie Stuffed Apples

Now, even though I cannot be there in person, I still make food, mostly for myself and the kiddos, and participate via Skype. I usually ship out my ornament to make sure it arrives before the party and then my bestie sends me the ornament that I “won” at the party. It works out.

This year, instead of making a large holiday pie or similar for a group of people, I decided to do individual “pies” so that I wouldn’t be stuck eating a whole pie by myself. Though that has been know to happen (shhh, don’t tell). Anyway, these apple pie stuffed apples turned out perfect and delicious and taste just like the regular apple pie that you are looking forward to this holiday season. Filled with a cinnamon sugar apple filling and topped off with a lattice crust, they are the perfect treat for your next ornament exchange, holiday party, or just a night by yourself on the couch binge watching Christmas movies.

Apple Pie Stuffed Apples

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Yield: 4 apples
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Ingredients

  • 6 large Granny Smith apples
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp rum extract
  • 1 pastry crust
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter melted

Instructions

  1. Peel and finely dice 2 of the Granny Smith apples. Add to small saucepan with run extract, cinnamon, and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Cut off tops of 4 remaining apples. Core and carefully scoop out the center of the apples and place in 9x9 or 8x8 baking dish. When filling is slightly cool, divide and fill hollowed apples.
  4. Using a pizza cutter, or very sharp knife, cut pie crusts into 1/4" strips strips and lay in lattice pattern across top of apples. Trim excess pie crust around the edges, then brush tops with melted butter.
  5. Place apples in oven and bake at 375 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon and sugar, if desired.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag #JENNMEYERING for an IG feature and FB Feature! Plus, I'd love to see your creations!

Apple Pie Stuffed Apples

Apple Pie Stuffed Apples - JenniferMeyering.com

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  1. Holy Guacamole! These look absolutely mouthwatering and fantastic! And who doesn’t love a little family-friendly competition!? Thanks for sharing – I know where I’m headed next! (p.s. can you mail me some of these??) Hallmark Ornaments and all! #client

  2. Deconstructed apple pie. Mmmn, sounds delish. Do you have any photos of these *after* they come out of the oven? I would be interested to see if they look fancy enough for a dinner party. Tia

    1. These photos are from after they come out of the oven. ? I just didn’t have the apples too close to the top so that the pie crust didn’t brown too much (or burn because I am notorious for doing that).. but these are fully cooked.

  3. These are lovely and so much better than having a whole pie lying around staring you down and mocking your will power. Oh, wait. Is that just me? I’ve also learned something new here. I never heard of rum extract before! Thanks for linking up at #SaucySaturdays. (I know. I’m a week late. Sorry.)

  4. Jennifer….can other type apples be used in place of Granny Smith? I prefer Fjui and Honeycrisp. Will changing out the type apple ruin the dish?

  5. Well seeing as to the fact that I’m starting a new diet (AFTER Thanksgiving naturally!) This is a perfect start! Thanks so much :D. I love the smell of apples cooking (I make my own applesauce) and this would smell YUMMY!!

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