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Faux Apple Pie - Baked Apple Recipe

Updated on April 18, 2013
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Turn an Ordinary Apple Into an Indulgent Treat

It is a chilly day here in Texas and I was craving something warm, comforting...and sweet! Since we are not big dessert eaters in my house, having only the occasional bag of Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies around, I grabbed for an apple. A cold apple that was in my fridge. Hmmm. Sweet, but not quite warm and comforting, so I decided to bake it with some cinnamon. I quickly realized that cinnamon alone was not going to satisfy my craving, so I decided to make the recipe below which reminds me of an apple pie, definitely warm and comforting.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: 2 halves-1 serving or can be shared for 2 servings


  • 1 Apple, of your choice. I used a Gala Apple
  • Sprinkling of Cinnamon, enough to cover apple halves
  • 2 Teaspoons Brown Sugar, more or less depending on size of apple
  • 2 Teaspoons Oatmeal, more or less depending on size of apple
  • 2 or 3 Pecan Halves, chopped - optional
  • 2 Pats Butter, or non-dairy alternative

Prepare Apple

  1. Cut apple in half and core. Also make a few slices with your knife to the fleshy part of each apple half so the ingredients can sink down into it.
  2. Sprinkle each apple half with the cinnamon, then layer on the brown sugar, oatmeal and nuts (if using).
  3. Make a foil boat and place apple halves inside.
  4. Add a small pat of butter on top of each apple half to keep the oatmeal moist. Do not cover.
  5. Cook in pre-heated Toaster Oven at 375 for 40 - 45 minutes. After 40 minutes, test doneness with a knife. If you desire a softer apple, you can cook it for another 5 - 10 minutes, just close up the foil a bit so the toppings don't dry out.

Prepare for Serving

  1. Remove the baked apple halves from the Toaster Oven.
  2. Carefully transfer the baked apple halves to a plate or bowl.
  3. Spoon remaining juices over each apple half.
  4. Enjoy!


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      Dil Vil 5 years ago from India

      I like this easy to make Apple Pie recipe. I will try this one, thanks for the share!

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      sflorsch 5 years ago from Fort Worth, TX

      Thanks all for the comments!

      @dashingme: I wouldn't say that the apples are crunchy after cooking, but after only 40 minutes, there was some resistance in the middle when I cut into it with my fork. An additional 5-10 minutes would definitely make them softer, but I would cover them up to make sure they don't dry out.

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      Mayz 5 years ago from Phoenix

      Hello, this is simple and quick to make, but im curiouse if the apple still crunchy to eat after. Thank you. Voted up!

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Clever little twist on an old favorite.

      Thanks for sharing.


      Angels are on the way. :) ps

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      Ashley 5 years ago from Colorado

      Okay. I know what I'm doing tonight. Awesome hub and cool idea!