Thursday, November 15, 2012

Apple Pudding Pie And A Fabulous $200 Giveaway

Yes, the cold weather and snow on the ground and 
Thanksgiving around the corner is bringing out the
baker in me.

This apple pie is a 
cross between bread pudding
and a streusel apple pie.  
This is true comfort food!

Top it with caramel and a scoop of ice cream, start
a fire and you are ready for the cold weather.

I first had this warm, smooth pie when I was in college
(eons ago) when we went to visit a friend in California.
His mother, Mrs. Tavernier,  made this for us and it has been in 
my handwritten recipe book ever since.

I love having a history of friendship and love behind

It all started with this batch of 
homemade crock pot applesauce 
that I whipped up.
(I am getting ahead of myself, but I will give that to you
in my next post!  Promise!!)

One taste of the applesauce and I was craving apple pie.  Now, that
is not a normal thing for me to crave - as you well know (think more
like chocolate craving...)

This applesauce is so great - it tastes like a pie filling.
But we will get back to that in a later post.....
I instantly remembered the Apple Pudding Pie recipe from
years ago as it is made with applesauce.  I dug it out
and soon was pulling some little pies hot out of the oven.

You don't even need fresh apples to make this pie
so you can use items right out of the pantry.

Apple Pudding Pie Recipe

1 recipe pie dough for 9 inch pan
1 C. applesauce
3 eggs
1/2 C. vanilla yogurt (I used Greek)
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. brown sugar
1/ 3 C. oatmeal
1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
3 C. bread cubes
1 apple, minced 
(or substitute 1/4 C. applesauce)

Streusel Topping
1/4 C. sugar
1/4 C. flour
1/4 C. oatmeal
3 T. butter
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Place pie dough in 9 inch pie shell or 4 small

Mix the applesauce, eggs, yogurt, sugars, oatmeal, and cinnamon
until well mixed.  Stir in the bread cubes and minced apple.

Set aside and mix the topping together until crumbly.

Spoon the applesauce mix into shells until  almost
full.  It will rise a little.  Top with streusel.  

Bake in a preheated oven at 450 for 10 minutes,
then turn the oven down to 375.  Bake ramekins
for an additional 25-30 minutes and a full pie
for an additional 40-50 minutes or until a knife
inserted in center comes out clean and crust is golden.

Top with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream if desired.

The pie filling is so smooth and comforting.  It is great 
warm or cold. 

This would be a nice addition to your Thanksgiving table.

Wouldn't it be fun to have a selection of mini pies for
Thanksgiving?  I love that idea.

Individual pies like this are perfect for us.  We
shared one and then will eat another one later.

Lest we forget,
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If your name is chosen, you get to pick a whole selection
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Giveaway ends at midnight, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.

I am taking this pie to


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Oh, this looks and sounds incredibly delicious! Maybe I will skip making apple pir for my holiday dessert and just dive right into this! Thanks so much for your recipe!

    I joined your giveaway...Marsha is SO nice!


  2. Owwww....i wish i could smell and taste

  3. Jacqueline, this just may be on my Thanksgiving menu. I plan to do a selection of individual pies. I want to make the mini pumpkin pies Mary featured and thought I'd the same with pecan and apple. Now you have me thinking this will be the apple version. Looks fabulous! ~ Sarah

  4. Oh yum! I love pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving but I'm leaning towards apple this year! Your pics are beautiful Jacqueline-enjoy:@)

  5. Yum! Yum! The most delicious looking goodies come out of your kitchen! I wonder how you are able to stay so thin!! :)

  6. I can't find words to describe just how enticing these pies are. I can't wait to try them! :)

  7. A small pie in a dish like this is less threatening after a big turkey dinner - great recipe!

  8. This looks absolutely delicious! I can't wait to try it. Hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  9. This is a must for this weekend ~ it looks delicious!


  10. I am so loving your blog! I have pinned so many things you've done, including this one. It looks delicious and "cozy". Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. My mouth is watering - again! So often, your blog makes me hungry. Those pictures, that recipe, and your commentary have me drooling all over the place. This recipe looks like a keeper. Thank you for sharing it. laurie

  12. Wow, I love this recipe! I have lots of homemade applesauce in the freezer so could make these little pies on a moment's notice. The little dribble of caramel sauce is the perfect garnish. I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving, Jacqueline.

  13. These sound wonderful and I love a streusel topping! The addition of ice cream and caramel puts it over the top and I love the idea of mini pies at the table for Thanksgiving! Wishing you & your family a warm & cozy Thanksgiving :)

  14. Oh my, those pies look delicious all topped with ice cream and caramel! I can't wait to try your crock pot applesauce recipe - it looks wonderful too.

  15. I have made an apple pie one a week for weeks now and getting tired of's Mutsu apple season so I tend to go crazy baking pies...this recipe sounds fabulous....and Mutsu's make the very best applesauce so thank you for sharing...this will be on my Thanksgiving menu....Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family....Sue in Atl

  16. Recipes that evoke fond memories are the best! This Pudding Pie looks like a dessert that I would definitely love:)

  17. Well, since apple pie is my FAVORIUTE dessert, this will be on MY table soon!!!! Thanks so much and am looking for the applesauce recipe. The post is on the bligger dashboard but it says it is not availabvle yet..... XO, Pinky

  18. So yummy and you're right perfect for Thanksgiving. Have a great one!

  19. Apple "stuff" is a favorite in our house...will be making this for sure....YUMMY! Thanks so much!

    P.S. Did you use the crockpot apple sauce in place of the minced apple and applesauce in this recipe? Thanks again.


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