Tag Archives: apple

Apple Pie Bundt Cake {recipe}

Apple Pie Bundt CakeThis month, the Kosher Connection blogging buddies took on a challenge to all post recipes about apples.  I knew eactly what I was going to bake!  I saw this recipe for apple pie bundt cake on a blog I follow called Buttercream Bakehouse.  She originally adapted the recipe from Lucky Leaf, a company probably best known for fruit pie fillings.  I love the ease of using a ready made filling, I use a canned strawberry filling in my strawberry banana crumb cake, and it tastes great!  I am all for using shortcuts to make life easier and the original recipe calls for canned apple pie filling, but sometimes there is nothing better than homemade.  For this recipe I made my own apple pie filling and then mixed it into a sweet cake batter.  (If you are using my pie filling recipe special for this cake I would only make a half batch).  The cake was perfect there but I took it a step further and topped it with a homemade salted caramel glaze.  You can definitely skip the glaze and just finish it with a dusting of powdered sugar before serving.  The cake is moist, delicate and sweet all on it’s own.  This is a perfect cake for your holiday table, plus it is so quick and easy to prepare; and my recipe is non-dairy!

Apple Pie Bundt Cake
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 16
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbs. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • ⅓ cup apple juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups apple pie filling (21 ounces if using canned)
Salted Caramel Glaze
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • ½ cup caramel sauce
  • 3-4 Tbs. water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a 10 inch tube pan with baking spray or regular cooking spray and flour. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add in the oil, apple juice, eggs, and vanilla.
  5. Beat until combined.
  6. Fold the apple pie filling in by hand so the apples don't break down.
  7. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes until the cake springs back to the touch and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cake to cool and then flip it out onto a cake plate.
  9. Prepare glaze by mixing the confectioners sugar with the caramel sauce. Slowly stir in the water until the glaze is smooth and able to be poured. Pour glaze over top and enjoy!

For more great apple recipes, check out these great blogs!


Mini Apple Pies

I was baking my traditional apple pie for Thanksgiving and had some extra pie filling.  I have been itching to make mini apple pies for a while and now I had my chance!

Mini Apple PiesI can’t believe how cute they look.  Once I started making them, I couldn’t stop.  After finishing my first batch of pie dough, I had more filling left so I had to mix up another batch of dough.  My husband thought I was nuts, but they are so stinkin’ cute that I needed to make more and more.

Mini Apple Pie PocketsLook at them all lined up…so adorable!  I used pie dough and apple filling that I made from scratch, but you can cut corners by using frozen pie dough and canned pie filling.  The rest of the process is so easy.  Roll out your chilled pie dough and cut out circles using a cookie cutter, biscuit cutter, even a drinking glass or an empty can.  Anything you have on hand will work, it just depends what size pie you want to make.  Fill each circle with pie filling.  The pie needs some sort of vent so they don’t explode in the oven.  I used a small apple cookie cutter to cut a hole.  Then I attached the apple for an added decorative touch.

Mini Apple PieTo “glue” the bottom and top of the pie pocket together, brush a small amount of egg wash (an egg that is beaten and thinned with some water) and gently press the seam together.  Once the seams are lined up, use the tines of a fork to completely seal the seam and add that professional look.  Egg wash the tops before baking to make sure each pie bakes to golden brown perfection.  The pies should be baked on a parchment lined baking sheet at 400°F until golden.

Individual Apple PieBefore baking them I sprinkled each one with cinnamon.  I know the apple filling has plenty of cinnamon, but I just can’t get enough.  It’s one of my favorite flavors.  After the pies were baked and cooled I glazed them with a thin coat of icing.  These were a huge hit, everyone loved them!  I can’t wait to try other shapes and flavors!

Mini Apple Pies
Pie Dough
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 6 Tbs. cold margarine
  • 4 Tbs. cold vegetable shortening
  • ¼-1/2 cup cold water
Apple Pie Filling
  • 3 pounds granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cubed
  • 4 cups + ½ cup cold water
  • 1½ Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. cinnamon
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup cornstarch
Sugar Glaze
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 3-6 Tbs. water
Pie Dough
  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment add the flour and salt.
  2. Then cut the margarine and shortening into small cubes and add to the mixer. Mix until it looks like sand.
  3. Slowly add in the cold water until the dough starts to come together. Do not mix all the way. Finish mixing by hand and shape into 2 round discs.
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 20 minutes before working with it.
Apple Filling
  1. Peel and core the apples. Then slice the apples into small cubes. Place apples in a large pot.
  2. Add 4 cups of water, lemon juice, sugars, cinnamons, nutmeg and salt.
  3. Cook over low heat until the apples are soft, about 20-30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Remove the cinnamon stick and discard.
  5. Mix the ½ cup water with the cornstarch and stir into apples. Stir constantly until thick, about 10 minutes.
  6. Once thick, remove from heat and cover with plastic wrap. The plastic wrap should be applied directly to the apple filling so it does not develop a skin. Allow to cool completely before using.
Sugar Glaze
  1. Place the confectioners sugar in a small bowl. Slowly add the water 1 Tbs. at a time until smooth and thin.
To assmble the mini pies:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Roll out the chilled pie dough and cut out circles. 2 circles are needed for each pie.
  3. Fill one circle with the cooled apple filling.
  4. Brush the edges with egg wash and before topping with a second circle, cut a steam vent. I like using a mini cookie cutter to cut out a shape but slits are also okay.
  5. Then apply the top circle and seal with the tines of a fork.
  6. Brush each top with egg wash and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  7. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet until golden brown.
  8. Once the pies are cooled, mix the glaze and brush onto each pie. Enjoy!