Twice-baked apple pie is the perfect fall dessert recipe

Summer has sadly come to a close and even though we still hope to have a few more warm weeks ahead, the calendar tells us that autumn—the season of colorful leaves, warm chestnuts, and acorns—is officially here. Before you get too depressed about the change of season, this delicious apple-based recipe should cheer you up. After all, autumn is the best season for apples. And if it's slightly on the cool side outdoors, perhaps your apple might like a little warming up... as delicious baked good. This recipe will help it—and a few friends—make that transformation.

You'll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 apples
  • 1 oz of pecans
  • 1/8 cup of butter
  • 1/8 cup of brown sugar
  • Shortcrust pastry (ready-made)
  • 1 egg
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Caramel sauce

Here is what you do:

  1. Chop off the top of the apples, meaning the part where the stem is. Use a spoon to hollow them out without damaging outer shell.
  2. Add the bits of hollowed out apple along with the pecans, butter and brown sugar into a bowl and mix the ingredients thoroughly. Then add the mixture to both of the hollowed out apples from before.
  3. Using the "lid" of the apple that you chopped off, trace and cut out two circles of dough from the shortcrust pastry sheet.
  4. Cut thin strips out of the remaining dough and weave them over top the stuffed apples. Now set both apples on top of the two dough circles from before in a baking pan.
  5. Coat the apples with egg and sprinkle more brown sugar on top. Now bake for 30 minutes at 340°F.
  6. Once you take the apples out of the oven, garnish them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some caramel sauce.

The sweet apples feel much better now that they have a new look (not to mention a new taste!). When it gets colder, it's not only people who need to wear more to keep warm. You'll really feel much better of course once you gobble up these twice-baked apple pies. Not even rain, wind or frigid temperatures can get you down now. 


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