4 Whole Apples
1 heaping tsp Cinnamon
Pinch of Nutmeg (about 1/8th tsp)
1/4 c. Sugar
1 T. Brown Sugar
4 small pats butter
1 Pie Crust (Homemade or Pre-made
Preheat the Toaster Oven to 375F
Carefully cut the tops off each of 4 of your apples, then, using a melon-baller or spoon carefully remove the insides like you would a pumpkin, leaving about 1/2" edge. To make this easier, scoop out the core first.
DO NOT Puncture the apple, or all of the yummy filling will run out during baking, leaving a sticky mess in its wake.
Don't toss out the apple middles, instead, remove the seeds and core setting them aside (throw them out the door for the birds!) then chop the apples finely and place them in a bowl.
In a small bowl combine the cinnamon, nutmeg and
Fill each hollowed apple with the spiced apple mixture and top with a small pat of butter.
Cover the top of each apple with a lattice pattern top, like so
To make this a little easier, I recommend cutting the pie crust into even strips. Lay 4 strips out on a small piece of wax paper. Then add the remaining 4 strips, forming a lattice pattern. When you top the filled apple you can pick up the lattice top easy without making a mess or accidentally stretching the dough.
At this point you can either bake your apples, or place them
To Bake: Place the apples in a small 8"x8" pan or in the toaster tray pan that came with your toaster oven. Add a small amount of water to the bottom of the pan (About 1/2 c. or so) Cover the tops with foil and bake 30 minutes, Remove foil and bake 10-12 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Top with a Small Scoop of vanilla ice cream and serve!
The GroceryBudget101 Breakdown:
4 apples = .60
1 Pie Crust (flour, shortening, water, salt) .18
Butter (optional) .05
Total cost for 4 complete desserts: $0.96 or $0.24 cents each