How do you
serve up apple pie once the weather gets warm?
In an ice cream
cone of course!
twist on pie a la mode takes all the components of the traditional fall
dessert and turns it into an unexpected warm weather treat!
pie crust make short work of the “cones” — which are easily created by wrapping
strips of the crust around sugar cones, then baked and cooled.
The cones are
then filled with a quick apple pie filling, and topped with a scoop of vanilla
Make the cones and filling in advance, then assemble just before serving, for an easy do-ahead dessert!
Who says you
can’t have your pie and eat it too?
Apple Pie a la Mode Cones
pie crust (one-half of a 14-ounce package)
1 egg white
beaten with 1 tablespoon water
¼ cup sugar
6 sugar cones
2 Granny Smith
½ teaspoon cinnamon
juice of ½ lemon
1. Cut three 8” x
8” squares of aluminum foil. Fold the squares in half and cut the squares in half to
create six triangles.
2. Place a cone in
the middle of a triangle, as shown, and wrap it in the foil. Repeat with
remaining cones and foil; spray the cones with non-stick cooking spray.
3. Combine the sugar
and cinnamon in a shallow dish or plate.
4. Roll out the
dough to an oblong shape (it doesn’t have to be perfect). Cut crosswise
into ½” wide strips and brush with the egg white mixture.
5. Working with
one cone at a time, and starting at the bottom, wrap a strip around the cone
(egg wash side facing out), working upward, and overlapping the edges slightly as
you go around. When you come to the end of a strip, add another until you reach
the top of the cone. Repeat with remaining cones.
6. Gently roll
each cone in the cinnamon sugar mixture and refrigerate overnight.
7. Pre-heat the
oven to 400 degrees. Place the cones on a baking sheet, points up, and bake for
10 – 15 minutes or till golden brown. Cool on a wire rack and carefully remove
the sugar cones. Set aside while you make the apple filling (can be made a day in advance).
8. Peel, core and
dice the apples. Place in a saucepan with the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and
lemon juice. Heat over medium heat, stirring, till mixture begins to boil, then
simmer for 5 minutes. Cool completely (can be made a day in advance - cover and refrigerate; bring to room temperature before using).
9. Just before
serving, divide the apple filling evenly between the cones. Top each with a scoop of
vanilla ice cream.