Oh my goodness! This is such a tasty recipe. I have been writing a bunch of savory recipes lately and I really needed something sweet. I found a 10 ounce bag of Snickers baking bites at the grocery store and it was inspiration overload!
I thought of a dozen different ways to use the baking bites but the apple pie route was at the top of my list. Besides the baking bites, I made a cinnamon caramel sauce to compliment the apples. The overall effect was amazing! The Snickers melted in the pie releasing peanuts, chocolate, and caramel. The apples still had enough crunch left in them to contrast the warm, gooey filling. By brushing the top crust with filling sauce, the cinnamon flavor continued and the outcome was superb!
I usually think of apple pies in the summer but this would be wonderful in the fall too! (or everyday of the year, ha ha!)
1 box of pie crusts (or you can make your own)
4 Honeycrisp apples (or your favorite kind that suitable for baking)
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup white granulated sugar
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup milk
10 ounce bag of Snickers baking bites
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Line a deep dish pie plate with a pie crust. Use a fork to poke holes in the bottom.
3. Peel and core apples and set aside.
4. In a medium saucepan on medium heat on the stovetop, melt the butter.
5. Add sugar, flour, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, and milk. Stir continuously. Cook until bubbly, and thickened. Remove 1/8 cup of mixture.
6. Pour remaking mixture over apples and stir to coat.
7. Add Snickers to apples and stir to mix. Add to crust.
8. Add top crust to pie making sure that you cut a vent. Brush top crust with cinnamon mixture.
9. Cover with non-stick foil and bake 10 minutes. Make sure you place your pie plate on a baking sheet to catch any overflow.
10. Reduce heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for 50-60 more minutes. Remove foil after 40 minutes to allow crust to brown. Cool for 10 minutes and enjoy!