There’s nothing quite like the homey aroma of a freshly baked apple pie. And while making a pie from scratch can be a time-consuming process, having a can of apple pie filling on hand can help speed things up without sacrificing taste. Here are two delicious dessert ideas using canned apple pie filling that will have your taste buds singing!
First up, we have apple crisp in jars. This dessert is not only delicious but also super cute and portable. To make it, start by preheating your oven to 375 F. Take four small mason jars and butter the insides. Then, mix together 1/2 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of rolled oats, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a bowl. Cut in 1/4 cup of cold butter until the mixture is crumbly.
Next, spoon a layer of canned apple pie filling into the bottom of each jar, followed by a layer of the crumble mixture. Repeat until the jars are full, making sure to finish with a layer of the crumble mixture on top. Place the jars on a baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and crispy. Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
If you’re looking for something a little more classic, try making a traditional apple pie using canned filling. Start by preheating your oven to 400 F. In a large bowl, mix together two cans of apple pie filling, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, and a pinch of salt.
Roll out a pie crust and transfer it to a 9-inch pie dish. Pour the filling into the crust and dot the top with 2 tablespoons of butter cut into small pieces. Cover the pie with a second crust and crimp the edges to seal. Cut a few slits in the top of the crust to allow steam to escape.
Bake the pie for 50-60 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Let the pie cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
With these two delicious desserts, you’ll be able to enjoy the taste of homemade apple pie without all the fuss. And with canned apple pie filling making things so easy, you can even get creative and come up with your own unique apple-filled recipes!