Apple pie. I love it but I am not in love with it. But my son loves it. It’s one of those treats that I will have no problem buying from a really good pie shop. For some reason I am not overly challenged to make it myself. You get some Granny Smith apples, cinnamon, sugar and pastry and you have an apple pie … well, after baking the whole thing of course. But talk about the power of visual presentation on the net. I saw this photo of a really interesting individual serve apple pie on Pinterest. It didn’t look traditional at all, presentation-wise and it really got my attention. I got curious, challenged and baked them.
How pretty is that ? And the thing I liked about these pies, everything is edible because you will use the apple as your base instead of a pie crust. Interesting huh?
(To make 4 individual serve)
- 5-6 Granny Smith apples that can stand on their own
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- Pie Crust (homemade or pre-made)
1. Pre-heat oven to 170C degrees.
2. Cut the top of 4 apples off and discard. Remove the inside of each apple with a spoon or melon baller very carefully. I used a teaspoon to do the work.
If you invert them, you get something like the above photo. My apples collapsed and I think the purpose of that pastry strip inside is so the apples will support their form while baking them in the oven. But hey, look at it this way, you can serve them two ways. One is you serve them inverted like above and top them with cream or serve them with the pretty lattice strips showing and top them with cream.
Either way, these apple pies are sure to satisfy your craving for comfort food.
Here is the link to the recipe I used. Her apple pies looked really good with those apples looking like apples with lattice pastry on top.