These super simple Apple Pie Fries make for a super fun spin on a traditional apple pie. Store bought pie crust cut into strips, filled with a simple store bought apple pie filling, then baked for crispiness. You can dip them in caramel sauce or even whipped cream for additional yumminess.
I shared out Caramel Apple Pie Cookies with you last week. They were so simple and my whole family really thought they were quite tasty. This weekend, I decided to use the other store bought pie crusts and store bought pie filling I had on hand to surprise the kiddos with these super fun Apple Pie Fries.
These cute little snacks are so easy to make and perfect for dipping. You can make Homemade Pie Crust and Homemade Apple Pie Filling. I was looking to make a quick and easy dessert so I used store bought ingredients so I could make these in a jiffy.
HOW TO MAKE APPLE PIE FRIES | FOOD RECIPES
1 package Refrigerated Pie Crust (2 crusts)
10 oz Apple Pie Filling
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 cup Sugar
Caramel Topping for dipping
Preheat the oven to 350.
Spray cookie sheet with non stick spray or use silicone mat and set aside.
Allow crusts to warm slightly to make them easier to work with.
Dust work area with flour and slightly roll out crusts.
Pulse in food processor a couple of time or use a knife to chop pie filling into smaller pieces.
Spread apples over top of 1 crust leaving about 1/8″ uncovered at edges.
Place other crust on top.
Cut into 1/2″ strips and then cut to fry sized lengths.
Beat egg in bowl until well blended.
Mix together sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Brush tops with egg wash and sprinkle lightly with sugar mixture.
Double Chocolate Banana Cake is lightly sweet, moist, and chocolatey. No frosting required!
Boy, oh boy do I have a delicious recipe for you today! I don’t usually bake with my brown bananas because I freeze them to use in smoothies, but this time, I decided to make cake — chocolate cake! This even errs on the side of healthy, plus, it’s so incredibly moist, you don’t need frosting!
So, how is this cake healthy? I said, “it errs on the healthy side.” As in there is no oil, and applesauce helps sweeten it with only 3/4 cup of brown sugar. So it’s more like a lightened up recipe. It’s still a treat. Let’s keep it real here. 😉
Why no frosting? There are semi-sweet chocolate chips on the inside and mini semi-sweet chocolate chips on the outside. When you eat it warm, it’s the best melty-chocolate experience.
Why should I make this? Banana bread is boring, and chocolate makes everything better! Plus, doesn’t it look so yummy? This cake tastes as good as it looks!
How To Make Double Chocolate Banana Cake | Food Recipes
3 medium ripe bananas
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
1 cup flour
½ cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips for topping – optional
In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, mix the bananas and brown sugar until the bananas are mashed and the sugar is dissolved.
Add the applesauce, vanilla, and egg. Mix together.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until incorporated.
Fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Pour batter into a greased 8×8-inch baking dish.
Sprinkle the top with mini chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 35 minutes.
Check the center with a toothpick to determine doneness.
I have been craaaaving apples. Apples like there is no tomorrow. It’s just one of those pregnancy cravings (and at least it’s a healthy one!).
Sweet David has been experimenting with ways for me to eat apples. Don’t get me wrong – sometimes I just want an apple and I don’t care how it’s served as long as it gets to my mouth. I have been so adventurous to even eat dried apples. I was at a bridal shower last weekend and Dave texted me with excitement about his new creation. Apple “cookies.” Three cheers for healthy snacks!
HOW TO MAKE APPLE COOKIES | FOOD RECIPES
¼ cup peanut butter
¼ cup almonds, sliced
¼ cup walnuts, chopped
¼ cup shredded coconut
¼ cup chocolate chips
Slice apple into thing rings and remove core.
Spread peanut butter over one side of ring. Top with almonds, walnuts, coconut, and chocolate chips.
Caramel Apple Slices are a delicious twist on a fall classic that are easier to eat & enjoy at parties or just for fun!
It’s caramel apple season again!! Woohoo!!!
While I love caramel apples, I must admit I always have to eat them with a knife on hand because I can never seem to be able to just take bites out of them. Super frustrating…
And while Mini Caramel Apples are really cute (& I even revisited my Mini Caramel Apples recipe in a new post with new tips & tricks), I just don’t have the time or patience to deal with gravity & those little weeping apple balls of caramel mess. And I know you don’t either!
But I still desire to eat my caramel apples with ease & enjoyment.
I was inspired by a picture of a sprinkle & chocolate covered apple slice, but when I clicked through it showed a candy apple recipe & the above described picture was no where to be found. I didn’t even bother looking at the recipe, I was pretty upset by the deception.
So I decided to fix the situation by doing some caramel apple testing & I was determined to come up with a solution with a little trial & error.
The chocolate hardened within a few minutes, but the butterscotch took about 10-15 minutes to harden. I decided to let them sit for an extra hour because I wanted to see if they would weep through & cause the coating to fall off, before I proceeded with the caramel. Plus I needed to run to the store to buy peanuts, sprinkles, & a few other things.
When I got home I noticed a few tiny drops of apple tears from the chocolate dipped apple slices, no big deal. But the butterscotch covered apple slices seemed to be weeping quite a bit more.
I wiped up all the liquid, set to the side the apple slices that were too weepy & falling apart, & proceeded to the caramel step. And that’s when I realized my original plan was not going to work. The first one was my fault, I poured hot caramel on top of my chocolate apple… Majorly bad idea! Seriously, what was I thinking??
So then I popped my apple slices in the freezer for 5 minutes & I let my caramel cool & thicken. I then tried again with the same results. And you can see in the picture above what I did next. It might not look pretty, but it was delicious!
How To Make Caramel Apple Slices | Food Recipes
White or Wooden Lollipop Sticks
First wash & slice your apples, remove the seeds, insert the stick at the bottom, & pat the apple slices dry.
Cover each apple slice in melted chocolate & place on a piece of wax paper to dry.
Continue this process until all of your apples are covered in chocolate & have hardened.
Then drizzle the caramel & other toppings on top of your apple slices.
Let harden & enjoy!
1. You could alternatively use butterscotch on your thicker slices of apples, but you should be aware that butterscotch does not harden as well as the chocolate & could result in weeping apples & the butterscotch falling off. 2. These Sliced Caramel Apples can be made the day before & left in your fridge on wax paper until you need them the next day. Just don’t forget to note the 5 tips mentioned in my recipe post.
More Tips :
1. Cut thick apple slices so the stick stays secure. Approximately 1/2 – 3/4 inch thick works great. 2. Make sure to pat down the apples to soak up any extra apple juice. 3. Allow some of the chocolate to drip onto the stick, this will act as a sort of edible glue that holds the stick & apple together. 4. Use slightly cooled caramel so the chocolate doesn’t melt off. 5. I also recommend that you make them & eat them in the same day. The longer they sit the greater chance for a weeping caramel apple slice, which will cause the yummy coating to break or slide off in some areas.
Oh MY Goodness..
This Dehydrated Zucchini Chips Recipe is SO good. Full of flavors, slightly spicy. Amazing.
The ONLY downside.. the serving is so small. Seriously, you have no idea how small that 1 1b of zucchini is going to get.
And you are not going to want to share.. lol. Basically this recipes makes one nice sized serving for one person.. yep one. But I am marking it 1-2 servings.
Couple of notes.
These have a nice peppery taste. If you are a big fan of salt and pepper chips you could even add more. But be careful since they shrink down so much, a little goes a long way.
The olive oil is super yummy on them, but it’s greasy. I did not actually try them with out the oil, but my guess is that they would be fine.
You need to slice these VERY thin. The tried a second batch on my mandoline slicer on the thicker blade. I loved that it took less time to slice and took up less room in the dehydrator, meaning I could fit more in. But those suckers would not get crisp. They were in there about 10 hours and still were chewy. So that did not work.
You can make your Zucchini Chips in the oven instead of a dehydrator
If you love vegetable chips check out my Crispy Cucumber Chips here.
The mandoline is essential for making the thin slices you will need for this recipe. If you try cutting the Zucchini with a knife they may take a lot longer in the dehydrator.
My daughters LOVED them.. too bad I had to share…
How To Make Dehydrated Zucchini Chips | Food Recipes
1 lb (about 4 cups) thin sliced Zucchini*
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp olive oil (this can be omitted)
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Note: I cut my zucchini on a mandoline slicer. I did both the thin and thick slices. The thin turned out much better and crispier.
In a medium bowl whisk salt, pepper, olive oil (if used), and vinegar
Add sliced zucchini
Toss with the “dressing” to coat.
Arrange slices on dehydrator trays
Dehydrate at 135 degrees for 5-6 hours or until crispy
Don’t be fooled by the ingredients. The Crescent rolls stuffed with apple, cinnamon sugar and Mountain Dew does something similar to magic in the pan.
The apple is the queen of autumn foods and you can make miracles with it. If you share my love for anything made with apples, then this cinnamon-apple-crescent roll fantasy is exactly what you need to try.
I made it for the first time and we were charmed by the taste. The smell of cinnamon and apples is what characterizes this simple dessert that melts in your mouth because it is soaked in apples and their juice.
How To Make Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings | Food Recipes
2 (8 each) cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
2 sticks of butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon or to taste
1 can (12oz) 7 Up (or Mountain Dew)
2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Wash the apples, peel and cut into eight equal slices.
Unwrap the crescent roll and separate the triangles.
Place a piece of apple on each triangle of dough (on a wider side) and roll it in a croissant.
You can find complete recipes of this Crescent Roll Apple Dumplings in sugarapron.com
This Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad with Pecans, Avocados (and Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing) is so good, you might as well double the recipe when you’re making it! The recipe is filled with so much flavor, that I’m having a hard time finding the right words to describe it but I will try. 🙂 Let’s start with the salad ingredients. They are amazing: fresh produce (spinach), combined with fresh fruit, nuts, and dried cranberries
Look how pretty the salad looks when all ingredients are mixed together. Just look at all those natural colors. I love to make salads that use the most vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables
How To Make Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad with Pecans, Avocados (and Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing) | Food Recipes
10 oz fresh baby spinach (about 10 cups of torn leaves)
1 Granny Smith apple, sliced
1 Gala apple, sliced
1 or 2 avocados, sliced
1 cup pecan halves
2 whole fresh mandarin oranges, peeled; or 1 can of mandarin oranges, drained
These awesome Caramel Apple Pie Bombs are the easiest dessert recipe (or at least Apple pie recipe) you’ve ever made and they are insanely GOOD! Snickerdoodle crescent rolls loaded with apple pie filling and caramel…WOW !!! I’m sure you are drooling right now over these yummy bombs!
When you take a bite of these flakey snickerdoodle crescent rolls and the mixture of the ooeyest-gooeyest caramel apple pie filling explode in your mouth you will go crazy over these yummy crescent bombs.
You can make these Caramel Apple Pie Bombs as a dessert for any party, potluck or holiday but also this could be a great snack for your kids after school. Your family will love these bombs and bagging for more.
How To Make Caramel Apple Pie Bombs | Food Recipes
8 oz. can of refrigerated crescent rolls (8 crescents)
8 unwrapped caramel candies (one for each crescent)
8 Tbsp.chopped apples from apple pie filling (1 Tbsp. for each crescent)
Cinnamon sugar mixture
Preheat the oven to 350 F, line baking sheet with baking paper and set aside.
Unroll crescent roll dough and separate the triangles.
Are you ready for fall baking? Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect dessert for crisp weather coming up. If you are not a big fan of pumpkin treat, then you must try this coffee cake loaded with apples and crunchy brown sugar-cinnamon streusel crumbs, drizzled with apple cider glaze.
Being a food blogger is not such a simple thing as many of my friends think it is. This time I’m not talking about the usual problems that happen in the kitchen like an unsuccessful frosting of a perfectly backed cupcake or the filling is thin for the 1000. time even though you did everything by the book.
The thing I’m talking about is the reputation that doesn’t allow you any mistakes. My friends, sitting with a dessert, usually say “Oh, Vera, this is simply fantastic! You always succeed in everything you try. I could never do that, and so it’s better that I come to your place for a sweet bite like this”
How To Make Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake | Food Recipes
For cinnamon streusel crumb:
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup butter -melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 large (or 2 small) tart apples-peeled and chopped
For the cake:
4 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
For apple cider glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 -2 Tablespoons apple cider
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease 8 inch springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper, set aside.
To make cinnamon streusel crumb in a bowl, whisk together dry ingredient, add melted butter and vanilla and stir until the mixture is evenly moist, set aside.
To make the cake in a large bowl, cream together 4 tbsp butter with 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy, add egg and beat well, then add vanilla and sour cream and beat again.