No Fuss Apple Wrapper Pie – Scratch-made apple pie is great, but sometimes a busy cook just needs a hassle-free way to get dessert on the table. No fuss apple wrapper pie for the win!
Let’s face it, making an apple pie from scratch is a lot of work. If you’re crunched for time, or if you want to simplify your holiday meal prep without having to digress to store-bought pie, this is the perfect recipe for you! It has all the amazing flavor and freshness of traditional homemade pie, but I cut some corners on this one. Sometimes a busy cook’s gotta do what a busy cook’s gotta do!
Confession time: more often than not I use a store-bought pie crust. This rings especially true if I’m making multiple dishes for a large meal. *Gasp!* I know! I’m a food blogger, so that must be terrible! But not really… Just practical. Homemade pie crust is fabulous, but when you’re busy it’s for the birds. I make a nice flaky and buttery crust of my own, but I like the pre-made crust produced by Immaculate Baking Company just about as well (note: this is not a sponsored post).
On the other hand, although I’m willing to take the semi-homemade route with pie crust, the filling has got to be homemade and to-die-for. In the past, I’ve sweetened my apple pie filling with white sugar, but this batch uses light brown sugar, which adds a touch of molasses to the flavor. The light brown sugar mixed with the cinnamon gives the pie a deeper sweet and spicy flavor than most apple pies. This coating, over slightly tart Cripps Pink apples (aka. pink ladies), which are fabulous at holding their shape when baked, makes for one delicious pie!
In the spirit of simplicity, I’ve taken step-by-step photos of this recipe and turned it into a pinnable image for you. If you’re feeling frazzled by holiday entertaining, pin it for later and share it with your friends. It’s pretty straightforward and if you give this recipe a try you’ll have dessert ready in a jiffy!
Now that you’ve gotten an amazingly-delicious (and amazingly-easy) pie on the table, sit back and enjoy your family, friends, and all the things that truly make the holidays special.