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Baked Apple Pie Ice Cream Bowls

Baked Apple Pie Ice Cream Bowls

Maybe this isn’t Valentinesy in that "Heart Shaped Red Velvet Conversations Heart Aphrodisiac Cheesecakeย " sort of way, ย but it is a fun way to eat ice cream.

And really, who doesn’t need that in their lives? I’m at the very end of writing this book, that’s due to my publisher in just three weeks. I vacillate between sheer panic, absolute gratitude for this opportunity, and utter exhaustion. I’m not sure which I am most looking forward to: sleeping again, being a normal human, or the ability to refer to myself as a publisher author (!!!).

In other news, my husband deserves an award. And a lot of that Valentinesy type wifeish attention that I’ll have more mental capacity for once I’m a normal human again.

We are both looking forward to that.

In the meantime, here is a not-as-bad-for-you ice cream dish. Because when your bowl is half full of fruit, it’s pretty much like health food.

Baked Apple Pie Ice Cream Bowl


3 granny smith apples (granny smith hold their shape the best, other apples will likely get soggy, but still taste great).

Cinnamon & Brown sugar

1 sheet puff pastry, thawed

1 tbs butter, melted

6 scoops vanilla ice cream


Preheat oven to 375.

Cut the apples in half the wrong way (as in, the way that seems to be counter to all of your apple cutting instincts).

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Use a mellon baller to remove most of the center, leaving about 1/2 inch of the walls in tact.

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Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray.

Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon, rub in. (really, there isn’t a need to measure the amounts but if you are a "I MUST MEASURE!" person, count on about 1/8 tsp cinnamon and 2 tsp brown sugar per apple half. But really, just sprinkle, you’ll do fine.)

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Place apples, cut side down, on the baking sheet.

Roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Cut into six equal sized squares.

Cover each apples with puff pastry and roll the excess pastry around the apples to resemble a pie crust.

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Brush with melted butter and cut two or three small slits with a sharp knife.

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Bake at 375 until puff pastry has turned golden brown, about 18 to 20 minutes.

Fill with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Now, if you are a civilized human, you can go at this with a knife and fork. But if you’re me, you’ll pick it up and eat it like the ice cream filled Apple Pie Taco is was born to be. (*The second option is way better, but you’ll need napkins)

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Jen @ Savory Simple February 8, 2013 um 6:13 am

I think the puff pastry is a perfect addition. I’d rather eat this than a heart shaped dessert!


Jackie February 8, 2013 um 11:31 am

I love puff pastry, I could eat it daily.


Cassie | Bake Your Day February 8, 2013 um 6:15 am

It’s all about balance ๐Ÿ™‚ These are gorgeous! Three weeks to go – you are awesome. Can’t wait!


Jackie February 8, 2013 um 11:31 am

Thank you Cassie! I’m so trying for that balance thing, but It’s not going so well. Maybe in March!


Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie February 8, 2013 um 6:22 am

It may not be heart shaped or pink/red but I’m would be totally happy with this for a Vday dessert!


ROR February 8, 2013 um 7:17 am

This is brilliant and such a good out for those of us who 1) have a fella who loves apple pie and 2) find ourselves without a shred of baking talent. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll have to try this!

And push to the end girl, being published is so worth all the effort. Congrats on being near the end!


Jackie February 8, 2013 um 11:35 am

I’m sure you have some baking talent! It has to be there, somewhere ๐Ÿ™‚


Jessica@AKitchenAddiction February 8, 2013 um 10:11 am

This is such a fun idea! I love baked apples and the addition of pastry and ice cream sounds perfect!


a farmer in the dell February 8, 2013 um 10:51 am

I love puff pastry! The baked apples are amazing too. What a great Vday dessert!


Sandi @ My Culinary Escapades February 8, 2013 um 2:12 pm

Those look like the perfect treat with my sweetie on valentine’s.


Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen February 8, 2013 um 5:38 pm

I saw this on Foodgawker and HAD to check it out. Such a simple but impressive way to do dessert! Pinned…


Jackie February 9, 2013 um 8:53 am

That’s so sweet, thank you!


Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious February 8, 2013 um 6:41 pm

Oh my goodness – ice cream should always be eaten like this!


TaylorMay February 8, 2013 um 6:49 pm

This is such an awesome and delicious idea! Just discovered your blog, Jackie – super inspired.


Jackie February 9, 2013 um 8:54 am

Thank you TaylorMay! Welcome to my blog ๐Ÿ™‚


Julia {The Roasted Root} February 8, 2013 um 7:50 pm

Congrats on almost being done with your cookbook! I can imagine you’ve been working your butt off juggling the blog, the cookbook and various other work related gigs. It’s all going to pay off soon and I can’t wait to see the finished product! Your apple bowls are so clever and fun! I bet they’re delicious and would love to make these individual sized treats! ๐Ÿ™‚


Gerry @ Foodness Gracious February 8, 2013 um 9:16 pm

This is pretty damn genius! Apple pie and ice cream just can’t be beat, even with chocolate if you ask me ๐Ÿ™‚


Valerie @ From Valerie’s Kitchen February 9, 2013 um 9:36 am

My husband is crazy for apple desserts. Love how simple this one looks to put together for such an elegant result!


ashley – baker by nature February 9, 2013 um 12:22 pm

This looks incredible, Jackie! It’s the perfect day here for apple pie and ice cream.


katie February 9, 2013 um 6:18 pm

Ummm Jackie, this is pure genius. I love apple pie, ice cream, and puff pastry. I think I’ll be making these pretty darn soon! Thanks for the great idea *and of course good luck wrapping up your book in the next few weeks.


Anna @ Hidden Ponies February 9, 2013 um 8:14 pm

I can’t believe there are only 3 weeks less, you must have been working like a madwoman! And you still have time for this kind of brilliance – I will be forever impressed and inspired by you! Great idea, and gorgeous photos.


Anna @ Hidden Ponies February 9, 2013 um 8:15 pm

Ooops, "left", not "less" ๐Ÿ˜›


Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. February 9, 2013 um 10:29 pm

This is so cool, Jackie!! I love it! Best of luck getting that book done!


Bree February 10, 2013 um 4:09 pm

Your book is going to rock! I can’t wait! In the meantime, this dessert is pretty great too-heart shaped or not ๐Ÿ˜‰


Natalie February 12, 2013 um 6:32 am

This looks crazy good! I need to try these out ๐Ÿ˜›


amy @ fearless homemaker February 22, 2013 um 10:03 am

Seriously, you always have the best-looking food! These look beyond delicious. You should be happy that you don’t live closer, because if you did, i’d be knocking on your door daily, lookin' for leftovers. =)


Megan {Country Cleaver} March 6, 2013 um 11:05 am

Hold the damn phone – How did I not see these until now?! Must make!!


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