Apple Pie-Stuffed Baked Apples

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Second Iteration of Original Baked Apples Recipe

I know: OMG WHAT. This dessert is seriously amazing. Healthier than cake at the very least, these baked apples are definitely best served hot/warm with a heaping side of vanilla ice cream.

If you’ve been following Glitter & Spice for a while (perhaps even since the Amanda Takes Texas… or even the Amanda Takes Austin days!), you might kind of recognize the recipe below (makes 4 servings). I decided to break it out for a second go (with a few improvements) for my Monday night dinner party last week, and they were definitely the highlight of the night. I believe my friend Scott really captured the moment when he said something along the lines of “I am stuffed to the brim, but I just can’t stop eating this!”

Yeah, it’s that good.


  • 2 honeycrisp or fuji apples, halved and cored
  • optional: vanilla ice cream
For the apple filling
  • 1/2 honeycrisp or fuji apple, cored and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
For the crumble
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup of quick oats
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons of butter, chilled and cubed


Begin by preheating the oven to 400ºF and greasing a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Holding the apple halves, flesh-side-up, thinly slice the skin off the back of each apple half (so that the apple halves will lay on the baking sheet, flesh-side-up, without wobbling around). Lay the apple halves on the baking sheet, flesh-side-up.

For the apple filling

Place the butter, chopped apple, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small pot over medium heat. Stir as the butter melts, making sure that all of the ingredients become thoroughly incorporated. Sauté over the heat for about 5-10 minutes, or until the mixture becomes sauce-like and the apples are totally tender. Remove the pot from the heat and drizzle the filling into the scooped core of each apple half on the baking sheet as well as over each apple half’s flesh.

For the crumble

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, quick oats, brown sugar, sugar, sea salt, and cinnamon. Add the butter. Using your hands, mash the butter into the rest of the mixture, until the mixture forms into a dense crumble (oh hayyy!). Place the crumble onto the apple halves, filling the cores and allowing the crumble to overflow onto the flesh.

Finish it off

At this time, place the baking sheet in the preheated oven. Allow the apple halves to bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until the crumble topping becomes a bit golden and crispy. Remove the sheet from the oven and serve each apple half (hot/warm!) on top of a heaping mound of vanilla ice cream in a bowl.

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