So it feels like ages since I went apple picking, and I promised I would share just what I did with all of those apples. A few days after apple picking, I whipped up this recipe for everyone to enjoy – however, I’m just posting about it weeks later. It has been so hectic on my end – starting a new job, helping with my sister’s wedding & bachelorette party, it never ends!
This is a perfect dessert for Thanksgiving, especially if you’re having a more intimate, smaller gathering. A great alternative to apple pie – and you don’t have to worry about how big of a piece you take 😉
- 10 apples (this is only because I had sooo many)
- 4 Tbsp. of butter
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup crushed graham crackers (this is optional)
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 6 Tbsp. butter (melted)
- 1 roll of pre-made pie crust (optional if you don’t want to wrap the apple in dough)
- Ice cream! Caramel sauce, whatever you’d like!
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Wash apples and set aside.
- Prepare the crumble topping by combining flour, graham crackers (if used), oats, brown sugar, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and then melted butter until mixture is combined and crumbly. Set aside.
- Peel and chop 4 of the apples.
- Add these chopped apples, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and maple syrup to a large frying pan and cook over medium heat for about ten minutes (until the apples are softened and tender!). Once cooked, remove from heat and set aside.
- With the remaining 6 apples, cut the tops off and use a spoon to scoop out the insides. Be careful to not go all the way down/pierce the skin of the apple! Leave a perimeter within the apple as shown below. It should resemble an “apple bowl”.
- Fill your “apple bowl” with the filling from the sauce pan you just made. Fill about 3/4 of the way, or halfway if you’d like to be generous with the topping.
- Cut the rolled dough into strips and “mummify” or wrap the apples! It can be a bit tricky to have them stick to the apple so definitely press the dough strips into one another so they don’t unravel.
- Place the apples into a pie pan (I had to use two) because just in case of drippings, it doesn’t overflow as it potentially could on a flat baking sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Serve warm and with your favorite ice cream! I recommend Ben & Jerry’s cinnamon one.