This recipe is hands down one of my favorites. Thinly sliced apples are covered with sugar and cinnamon then baked between two thick pie crusts and topped with vanilla frosting. The result is similar to an apple pie but honestly? SO MUCH BETTER!
I am so thrilled to be sharing this recipe with you because it’s easily one of my favorite desserts. I wish I could take credit for it, but one of my best friends shared this with me and I’ve been thinking about them ever since.
What makes these apple slices so good is the thick pie crust and frosting. This recipe actually calls for FOUR pie crusts. I use store bought to make it extra simple and it really doesn’t need a homemade pie crust as these are so delicious as is.
The result is similar to an apple pie but it feeds so much more. I love how rustic this dessert looks as well – nothing too fancy yet it looks so indulgent.
This recipe calls for simple ingredients you most likely have at home – sugar, cinnamon, flour, butter, apples. All you have to purchase are some pie crusts!
This is such a wonderful recipe for the holidays. Your home will smell amazing if you are hosting or if you just want to make them for yourself…like we did. 🙂 Vin actually told me I could only make these once a year because we just devoured them.
I imagine these in an old school bakery and I imagine they wouldn’t last too long. I would buy every last one of them!
I highly suggest you add these to your holiday menus or at least try them this Winter to indulge. It’s such a wonderful cozy dessert that I know you will enjoy!
- 4 store bought pie crusts (2 packages of crusts. There are 2 in each package)
- 6 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced thin (if apples are small, use 7 or 8)
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- ICING RECIPE:
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/8 cup water
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare apples by peeling and slicing; set aside.
- In a small bowl, mix together flour, granulated sugar, and cinnamon; set aside.
- Roll out two pie crusts and place on the bottom of the pan. It's okay if the edges go up the sides a little bit.
- Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the flour/sugar mixture on the bottom of the crust then arrange apples like roofing tiles over it.
- Sprinkle the rest of the flour/sugar mixture on top of the apples then dot with two tablespoons of butter.
- Roll out the other two pie crusts and place on top of the apples. Cut off any excess and gently seal the edges by pushing them down into the sides of the pan.
- mix 1 egg with 1 tablespoon water and brush on top of the crust.
- Bake for 90 minutes.
- Take apple slices out and pour icing over top while it's hot.
- To prepare icing, simply add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk.
- Let apple slices cool before slicing.