In honor of President’s Day coming up..
I cannot tell a lie….(Shout out to Mista Lincoln!)
Ian and I had Valentines Day on February 15th. GASP.
February 14th was spent with both us working/schooling/football practicing followed by a hot date to Qdoba. Buy one get one free. I’m a cheap date. I’m not ashamed, BOGO is where it’s at.
Anyways, on to the good stuff.
We decided that for our Valentines day celebration we would have a homemade dinner together. Ian was in charge of dinner, and I was in charge of dessert! I started searching the internet for fun recipes. I saw a picture for apple pie INSIDE of apples, but only could find one recipe, and I wasn’t very fond of it. So I winged it. And it turned out great. I’m thinking of quitting school and going into to the apple pie business. 🙂 Smirk. Hey Mom & Dad!
A healthier version to apple pie, without skimping on flavor!
Here’s what I did:
Apple Pie Apples
Makes 4 Apple Pie Apples.
5 large granny smith apples (one is for the filling)
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp regular sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
1/2 package of pre-made pie crust.
1. Preheat oven to 375. Line pan with wax paper. Cut the tops off of four of the apples. Hollow out the apples, leaving the edges fairly thick (see below picture). Put the insides (excluding the core!) into a separate bowl, these will be part of the apple pie filling.
2. I then used a small cup to cut circles into the pre made pie crust, putting each circle into the cut out apple.
3. Peel and dice the 5th apple, add to the bowl of apple insides. Add sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg. mix.
4. Spoon the filling into each hollowed out apple pie. Cut pie crust into strips (or a circle) and cover the apple pie filling. I did both just to see what it’d look like, and both seemed to work!
5. Cover with tin foil. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes depending on how brown you like your crust.
6. Let cool and enjoy with ice cream!! YUM!
They were a big hit with the boy! That’s a compliment because usually a healthier version of anything makes him roll his eyes 🙂 This recipe got the stamp of approval! Hip hip hooray!
Valentine’s Day Fails
Even though our apple pies turned out great, we had a few oops moments. They had us both rolling over laughing. Okay so maybe neither of us should become professional chefs.
That’s supposed to be garlic bread. oops.
We also tried to make chocolate covered strawberries by melting chocolate bars and then dipping the strawberries in. The chocolate got all clumpy and looked like dog food. So we added oil. Long story short we had fudgey looking strawberries that never hardened. Good news though, they still tasted great! haha
Next time I’ll share the gift I made Ian for Valentine’s day!
Share your funny/romantic/good-recipe-turned-bad stories with me!
Have you ever tried to wing a recipe?