Apple Pie Baked in the Apple

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins

I saw this on Facebook and thought it would be fun to make. It looked easy, and I thought it would be a great recipe to share with everyone on

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 pie crust
  • 6 Granny Smith apples
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 14 teaspoon cinnamon (more or less make adjustment as desired)


  1. Heat oven to 375%.
  2. Cut off the top of 4 apples off and discard. Remove the inside of each apple with a spoon very carefully, as to not puncture the peel.
  3. Remove skin from 2 additional apples and slice very thinly. These apple pieces will give you filling needed to fill the four apples you are baking.
  4. Mix sliced apples with sugars and cinnamon in a bowl. If you prefer more or less cinnamon and sugar, make adjustments as desired.
  5. Scoop sliced apples into hollow apples.
  6. Roll out pie crust and slice into 1/4 inch strips.
  7. (You can also add a strip of pastry inside the top of the apple almost like a liner to add a little more texture/sweetness to the pie. ).
  8. Cover the top of the apple in a lattice pattern with pie crust strips.
  9. Place apples in an 8×8 pan. Add just enough water to the cover the bottom of the pan. Cover with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  10. Remove foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and sliced apples are soft.
Most Helpful

These pies rate a 10 on the cuteness scale. I made them twice. Once as written, and the second time using canned apple pie filling. Either way is good, but the pre-made filling cuts down on prep time.

Kathy :-( September 30, 2013

Just Reyes this recipe for the first time. Delicious but is there a trick to stop the crust from falling off the sides??

apachevega January 14, 2015

Fantastic idea! These are a bit labor intensive and highly recommend using large apples (mine were medium). We loved that these were very low fat; I made using 50% brown sugar and 50% regular sugar inside some tart Granny Smiths making for a nice sweet and tart combo. I used a biscuit cutter to cut the pie crust into a cute little cap. Love Kathy?s photo series and think next time might try her suggestion of using canned apple pie filling. Thanks for the post.

Debbwl October 06, 2013