I am simply amazed at the cuteness of this. I'm really... I guess at a loss for words. WHY ARE THEY SO CUTE!?
This little blurb made me giggle :D (I'm reposting this from http://blogs.babble.com/family-kitchen/2011/11/07/apple-pie-in-the-apple-a-fresh-take-on-classic-apple-pie/ )
"At our house, we’re easily swayed by the charms of a cute dessert.
So, needless to say, these apple pies cooked in the apple didn’t last
very long after the picture was taken. They’re just too adorable to last
very long in this world.
But maybe you’re not like us, maybe your heart is hardened to the
sweet and adorable things of this world. You just want a dessert that’s
delicious and simple and possibly a little bit healthy. Well, these have
you covered on all counts. They’re
deceptively simple to make, they have an intense apple pie flavor, and
with a tiny crust, just a smidge of honey in the filling, and pleasantly
crisp apples, they’re not too bad for you as far as dessert goes."
Word of warning, you have to watch these carefully as they get near
the end. It’s a fine line between cooked perfectly and browned, and
collapsed and oozing all over your cookie sheet. Keep a close eye.
Crisp apples are a key to the recipe, so look for firm, fresh apples.
I used a combination of Honey Crisps and Cortlands straight from the
Saturday farmers market. Also note that I used tangerine zest and
juice–I love the fragrant sweetness they lend. Oranges will sub in
Apple Pie in the Apple
for the dough
1/2 recipe pie dough or store-bought puff pastry
for the filling
6 apples, hollowed out, plus 1 – 2 more, cored
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
2 tablespoon lemon zest and juice
2 tablespoon tangerine zest and juice
for the crust
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
Prepare the dough according to recipe. Wrap the dough disc with plastic, and chill for at least a half hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
Set out 8 clean apples. Carefully cut of the tops (roughly 1/4″ of
the way down). Next, use a sharp paring knife to remove the core. Scrape
out the center so that the wall of the apple bowl is about 1/2″ thick.
Reserve the apple innards. Sprinkle the inside of each apple bowl with a
few squeezes of lemon. Rough chop the apple tops, innards, and the 2
additional apples. Set in a medium bowl and toss with the honey, flour,
salt, spices, zests, and juices, and set aside.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the first dough round into a
rough 8 x 12″ rectangle. Using a cookie or biscuit cutter (or a
wide-mouth canning rim), cut out six 4″ circles. With a sharp paring
knife, cut 3 small teardrops into each round. Place atop the prepared
apples. No need to press the dough into place. Whisk together the egg
white and water, and quickly brush onto the crust. Sprinkle the top with
a bit of sugar.
Bake the apples for 15 – 20 minutes, just until the dough has turned
golden brown. Remove from oven, cool for 20 minutes, and serve.
Please, someone make this :) Haha I will try it out, come winter break!