Sometimes it is just fun to make a dessert up and present it in a different way. This is a lovely Apple Pie but made up in a bowl. Read on….
- Pastry of your choice (in a box, frozen or your own)
- 4 Braeburn apples, cored and peeled)
- 4 Granny Smith apples (cored and peeled)
- 1 cup caramel ice cream topping (or your own homemade)
- 1/4 cup chopped pistachio nuts
- 1/2 tsp. apple pie spice
- 2 tbsp. butter, cut in 8 small pieces
- 1 lemon, halved
- 1 tbsp. water
- 1 egg white
- sprinkle of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, combine 1/2 of the caramel sauce, pistachios and pie spice. Set aside.
In a large bowl, slice the apples and toss to mix them up. Equally fill the ramekins with the apples, drizzle the caramel sauce over the apple slices, Add a pat of butter on each pie and squeeze a tsp. of lemon juice over each one.
When you have your pastry rolled out, cut into 8 squares, lay a square of pastry over each pie, pinching the corners with your fingers. It won’t cover the pie completely so don’t panic.
Set these out in a parchment lined baking dish and set the ramekins on.
In a small bowl, whisk together 1 tbsp. water with an egg white and brush the pastry,
Bake these for about 30 minutes until the pastry is golden and the apples are cooked through. Remove to a rack and let cool for 20 minutes. While still warm and just as you are about to serve, drizzle the remaining caramel sauce over each pie and add a light sprinkle of cinnamon. A scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side wouldn’t hurt either.