The Untraditional Apple Pie

An apple pie baked in apples – who would’ve thought? This recipe makes for a perfect Thanksgiving dessert that will “wow” your guests the second it comes out of the oven. Everyone expects apple pie on Turkey Day, but no one expects it to look like this!


  • 1 pie crust
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Butter, for flavor


  • Cut the tops off 4 apples and discard. Remove the inside of each apple with a spoon, similar to carving a pumpkin. Make sure not to puncture the apple peel.
  • Remove the skin from 2 additional apples and slice very thinly. These will be the filling for the four baked apples.
  • In a bowl, mix the sliced apples with sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Scoop the sliced apples into the hollows of the 4 other apples.
  • Cut the pie crust into strips and create lattice patterns over the top of the 4 apples. Brush tops with a little butter, if desired.
  • Place the apples in an 8”x8” pan. Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the pan. Cover with foil and bake at 375˚F for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top. Serve and enjoy!