These apple pie stacks make apple pie quick and easy! The recipe uses a shortcut method that includes cutting a crust into shards, baking it, and stacking apple pie filling on top with vanilla ice cream. But the best part of the recipe is the salted caramel sauce that makes the filling delicious!
Shortcut Crust for Apple Pie Stacks
One task that takes a long time for apple pie making is the lengthy baking time. But not anymore! This recipe uses a store-bought boxed crust (or you can make your favorite crust) cut into pie-shaped shards and baked in minutes. The unique way this pie is made ensures there is no soggy crust!
Prepare the Crust with this Shortcut
Cut the crust into at least 12 pie shapes or more if you want smaller pieces for garnish. (There is no need to spread out the crust cuts because they shrink when cooked and will naturally separate.) Then add extra flavor to the crust by brushing it with melted butter and a sprinkling of coarse sugar.
Easy to Make Caramel Sauce
The caramel sauce is the secret ingredient for this recipe! And it is so easy to make salted caramel that you will want to use it for other recipes. It has six ingredients and cooks in only one minute.
Apple Pie Filling Shortcut
After the caramel is made, start on the pie filling. Use a mixture of your favorite tart and sweet apples, such as Granny Smith and Gala. First, peel and cut the apples into thin slices and then toss them with lemon juice to enhance their flavor.
Cook the Apples
It only takes about 5 minutes to cook the apples–cooking in a skillet gives the apples and cider a larger cooking surface which means they cook quickly. Then add apple cider and cook the apples until most of the cider evaporates. The cider residue will sweeten and intensify the flavor of the apples.
Assembling the Apple Pie Stacks
This recipe makes enough for 6 dessert plates of apple pie stacks. Make the dessert by placing two pie crust pieces on a dessert plate. If you cut more than 12 pie pieces in the crust, use some to garnish the ice cream. (This dessert makes 6 servings, so divide the crust pieces by 6 to determine how many you can place on each plate.)
Then add a heaping spoonful or 1/6 of the apple filling to the crust pieces on the plate. Top the stack with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and add any extra cut crust pieces as garnish. Enjoy!
Other Apple Recipes
Here are some other apple recipes you might enjoy:
- Apple Cider Cupcakes
- Apple Cider Doughnuts
- Grated Apple Pie
- Cinnamon Apple Moscow Mule
- Apple Dumplings
- Salted Caramel Apple Bars