Quick, Hot Apple Dessert With Home-Canned Apples

by Texas Homesteader 

Although I like to make our food from scratch whenever possible, sometimes you just don’t want to go through the trouble of pulling out the mixing bowls and ingredients to whip up something delicious. Yes, dear friends, I’ve found a shortcut.

I can make a quick, hot delicious apple dessert in a matter of minutes. RancherMan loves it and so do I. And c’mon, who doesn’t love a shortcut? Intrigued? Oh yeah I’ll bet you are…

Sometimes you don't want to go through the trouble of pulling out mixing bowls & ingredients to whip up something delicious. Luckily I've found a shortcut! #TexasHomesteader

RancherMan & I don’t eat lots of sweets but every now & then he wants something sweet after supper. Good thing I have my very own homemade convenience food – home-canned apple pie filling. And this dessert doesn’t create a lot of landfill trash, almost everything is reusable and homemade. Plus this is a very inexpensive dessert and quick enough for unexpected company too!

A family member allowed me to pick some of the amazingly-sweet apples off of her tree several months ago and I went to work cooking and canning them – I have several jars of pre-made apple pie filling in the pantry just waiting for inspiration. Then inspiration hit! I took some graham crackers that were in our pantry and crumbled them into the bottom of these small microwavable dessert dishes, almost like a graham-cracker crust without the butter/sugar.  These apples were certainly sweet enough not to need any help in the sweetness department!

Then I spooned some apple pie filling into each dish. Since these dishes are microwavable I stuck both of them in the microwave for a short time just long enough to get the filling hot.  Finally I crumbled more graham crackers on top and served our homemade dessert with frosty glasses of milk. PERFECT! (and quick)


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24 thoughts on “Quick, Hot Apple Dessert With Home-Canned Apples

  1. Kathe

    My favorite TMR! Fast and easy 🙂 Thank you for sharing this at the party this week! I am featuring it on my Facebook page and have pinned it to the You’re Gonna Love Tuesday board on Pinterest 🙂 Have an awesome weekend friend!!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      That’s awesome, Sweet Kathe, THANK YOU! Loving this spring weather and hoping to get into the garden soon. Enjoy your weekend as well. ~TxH~

  2. Leslie

    Yum! I love all things apple. I should totally do this. I’m stopping by from the blog hop and I’m a new follower through Pinterest, Twitter, & Facebook.

  3. Vickie

    Oh – how I love pie! Did you see that movie with John Travolta called “Michael”? He was an angel who smoked and drank. Anyhow, one of the other characters in the movie – can’t remember her name now – made the cutest song about loving pie! That’s me! I looked on your search to see if there was a post on how you can your apple pie filling and didn’t see one. Do you use cornstarch when you can your apples? Thanks for this fun and easy recipe!

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      No Vickie, it’s no longer recommended to use regular corn starch when canning apple pie filling. Although none of the stores around me carried it, I was able to find the recommended modified corn starch here –> http://amzn.to/1imRAsr ~TxH~

  4. Cynthia

    I definitely love a shortcut. This looks delicious! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  5. CheapFarmChick

    Yum, that looks awesome! I have some frozen, that would work too!

    Totally unrelated – I love your Herefords. We don’t have room for cows on our property but Ive always thought Herefords were the prettiest beef breed. My granddad had a few when I was a kid. 🙂

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Oh thanks, we love the look of Herefords as well. When we were deciding which breed to raise RancherMan said he loved the old-time look of the Herefords and noted “If you’re going to raise them, you might as well like the way they look!” Can’t really argue with logic like that. LOL ~TxH~

  6. Linda

    These look and sound comforting. I loved your post on the community support after the ice storm. We had the same type storm one year in the piney woods near Bastrop, Tx. We took a walk late in the afternoon. We could hear pine boughs creaking and breaking all around the Iceland. No electricity in a total electric house. Thanks goodness for lots of firewood. Thanks,for linking to What’d You Do This Weekend.


    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Thanks Linda. There will certainly be lots of firewood for quite a long time after this storm. Little by little RancherMan & I are cleaning up the aftermath starting with the areas directly around the house & barn & moving outward. ~TxH~

  7. Shawna

    That is so easy, I love how you do a lot of canning. My sister and I preserve jams , pickle relish etc… It comes in handy when prices are through the roof at the grocery store.
    Thank you for joining us on our Four Seasons Blog Hop. Pinning Now.

  8. Beverly

    What a clever idea for dessert. I want some now!
    Have a great week,

  9. Kathy

    That looks pretty good! I can’t seem to keep apples around here though. As soon we we get them I dehydrate them and then they are gobbled up. I’d love to find someone who has an apple tree but doesn’t need all of them. That would be a great find. You’re quite lucky.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      I’m pretty lucky she shared those apples with me. I also have a dear friend with a huge pear tree that shares with me. Luh-KEY! ~TxH~

  10. Candy C.

    What a great idea, instant dessert!! 🙂


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