Apple Flowers

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Total Time
1hr
Prep
20 mins
Cook
40 mins

Think of an apple pie in the apple with a crust of your favorite sugar cookie or sweet pie dough. They will be a great end to a dinner party or just for you. I have made the recipe for 1 apple, you can scale it to the number you want.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 apple, I like Granny Smith (Fuji or other crisp apple will work)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 12 tablespoon flour
  • 12 teaspoon cinnamon
  • lemon juice (to keep apple from browning)
  • sweet pie crusts or sugar cookie dough

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Slice off top 1/4 to 1/3rd of the apple.
  3. With small sharp knife or melon baller, carve out the apple leaving about a 1/4 inch or more shell. Be sure it is still strong enough to stand.
  4. Dice the apple top and insides (of course you remove the seeds and stem).
  5. Mix the diced apple, sugar, flour and cinnamon in a bowl.
  6. Roll out your dough to about 1/4 inch.
  7. Use a flower or round cookie cutter and cut a top for each apple. Use a straw to make 3 or 5 holes in the center (so it looks like a flower).
  8. Fill apple with mix and top with flower.
  9. There will be extra mix - if you are doing a bunch you can make a little pie or place in a ramekins and top with the flowers.
  10. Brush tops with water, milk or butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  11. Place on a sheet and bake in oven for about 40 minutes. Top should be golden and apple soft.