Celebrate apple season with this delicious recipe for Apple Pie Baked Apples. Turn your freshly picked apples into individual, hand-held desserts that are full of seasonal flavors, like cranberries, brown sugar and an unbeatable caramel sauce. These Apple Pie Baked Apples are a game-changer.
Cube 1/2 cup butter. Process flour, cubed butter, cream cheese and 1 tsp. cinnamon sugar in food processor until mixture forms ball. Divide dough in half. Roll out each half between 2 sheets of parchment to 12x5-inch rectangle. Cut each rectangle crosswise into 24 (1/2-inch-wide) strips. Place in single layer on parchment-covered baking sheet. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Cut 1/2-inch-thick slice off top of each apple; discard removed top. Use small sharp knife to make circular vertical cut around inside of each apple, about 1/4 inch from peel. Use melon baller to remove inside of each apple, cutting between the core and peel. Place cut fruit in medium bowl. Add cranberries and remaining cinnamon sugar; mix lightly. Use knife to cut cores from apples, being careful to not cut through to bottoms of apples.
Microwave caramels, milk and remaining butter in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 to 1-1/2 min. or until caramels are completely melted and sauce is well blended when stirred. Add to fruit mixture; stir until evenly coated.
Stand apples in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; fill with fruit mixture. Top each with 6 dough strips to resemble lattice crust; firmly press ends of dough strips onto sides of apples to secure. Cover.
Bake 45 min. or until apples are tender and crusts are golden brown.
Plan ahead so you can enjoy one of these delicious baked apples as a special-occasion treat.
How to Make a Lattice Crust
Place 3 dough strips over filling in each apple. Use remaining strips to make lattice crusts by folding back alternate strips as each cross strip is added.
If you don't have a melon baller, you can instead use a small spoon to scoop out the insides of the apples, being careful to not cut through peels of apples. Chop the removed apple into 1/2-inch pieces before using as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
Saturated Fat 12g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 45g
Dietary Fiber 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.