Apple Pie Inside an Apple

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Apple Pie Inside an Apple
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 6

This clever serving idea makes the most of the fall harvest of apples, and is easy to prepare using Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust. MORE+ LESS-

Paula Jones
Created June 22, 2012


Braeburn apples
Juice of 1/2 a lemon (1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons)
1 1/2
cups canned apple pie filling
Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water


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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line baking pan with sides with silicone baking mat.
  • 2
    Cut tops off apples. Using spoon, hollow out apples, leaving approximately 1/2-inch shell. Squeeze lemon juice into each apple as it’s hollowed out to prevent discoloration.
  • 3
    Place apples on baking pan. Spoon 1/4 cup apple pie filling into each apple.
  • 4
    Unroll pie crust on work surface. Using decorative cookie cutter (we used 4x2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter), cut 6 shapes out of crust. Cut a small opening in each to allow for venting.
  • 5
    Place cutouts on apples. Using a pastry brush, brush each with egg wash.
  • 6
    Bake about 30 minutes or until crust is golden and apples are tender. Cool about 15 minutes.

Expert Tips

  • Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.
  • Substitute puff pastry for refrigerated pie crust.

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