Apple Pie in an Apple

If you are looking for a unique dessert that beautiful and full of flavor then Apple Pie in an Apple is for you. Imagine your guests faces when they are presented this gorgeous dessert at the end of a dinner party.

Course Dessert
Keyword Pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Author Shelley@StockpilingMoms


  • 5-6 granny smith apples
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • pie crust either homemade or store bought


  1. Cut off the top of 4 apples off and discard.
  2. Remove the inside of each apple with a spoon or melon baller very carefully, as to not puncture the peel.
  3. Remove skin from remaining apple(s) and slice very thinly.
  4. These apple pieces will give you the filling needed to fill the four apples you are baking.
  5. Mix sliced apples with sugars and cinnamon in a bowl.
  6. If you prefer more or less cinnamon make adjustments as desired.
  7. Same goes for the sugar.
  8. Scoop sliced apples into hollow apples.
  9. Roll out pie crust and slice into 1/4 inch strips.
  10. 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.
  11. Cover the top of the apple in a lattice pattern with pie crust strips.
  12. Place apples in an 8×8 pan.
  13. Add just enough water to the cover the bottom of the pan.
  14. Cover with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  15. Remove foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and sliced apples are soft.

Recipe Notes

The entire thing is edible and best served with ice cream if you ask me. Enjoy!