Instant Apple Pie


  • Makes6 servings

A fast, foolproof alternative to the real thing.


  • 5 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • Butter a 9 in. (22 cm) pie pan and dump the apples in it. Sprinkle with the 1/4 cup (50 ml) sugar and the cinnamon.

  • In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Mix in the egg. Add the flour and baking powder and stir until fairly smooth. Drop this batter, by spoonfuls, over the apples.

  • Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 45 minutes, or until the apples are soft and the topping is cooked.

  • There. Close enough, don't you think?

This article was originally published on Sep 01, 2003

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