Easy Recipe for Apple Pie Ice Cream Bowls

These apple pie ice cream bowls are made with fresh, crisp Envy apples from New Zealand, and they’re begging to be filled with the ice cream flavor of your choice! This is a sponsored post brought to you by Envy apples. I was compensated for writing this post, but if you know me well, you already know that all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. I only speak the truth 🙂

Serious question: What goes better with ice cream than apple pie? Answer: NOTHING, which is why I combined the two and made apple pie ice cream bowls!

Apple Pie Ice Cream Bowls - It's an inside out apple pie ala mode! The easiest dessert ever! Get the recipe from @itsyummi


How awesome! Ice cream bowls that are made from apple pie! Recipe from ItsYummi.com #loveNZfruit

Except maybe for a slice of my Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake, these apple pie ice cream bowls are my favorite apple recipe to date, gang. It’s serious apple love, and I’m positive that the main reason for it is the Envy apples that I used to make them.  I’ve never had an apple quite as crunchy and sweet as this was. They’re new and hard to find, but a very worthwhile discovery! They’re in season from mid-June through October, so be on the lookout for them, and ask your producer manager to order them for you. If you like the crunch of Granny Smiths and the sweetness of Galas, I can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed with an Envy apple!

I was sent an incredibly big box full of them, making me just a little bit giddy.  CLICK HERE to see the “unboxing” photo, that I posted on Instagram!  Speaking of social media, did you know that fruit has it’s own social media pages, too?  Check out the Envy Apple Twitter account and website!

Prepping Envy Apples for Apple Pie Ice Cream Bowls - recipe on itsyummi.com

Prepping the apples with cinnamon and sugar.


When it’s summer in the United States, pears and apples are high in season in New Zealand. When you see New Zealand pears and apples in the stores this time of year, they’re super-fresh and ready to eat. That’s why I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of other bloggers to come up with delicious summer recipes featuring New Zealand fruit.

How awesome! Ice cream bowls that are made from apple pie! Recipe from ItsYummi.com

Cover with pastry dough, brush with butter, and sprinkle with sugar.


Today, we’re focusing on recipes using Envy Apples. Check them all out below, and I hope you’ll follow along on social media. Just enter #loveNZfruit into a search box and you’ll see links to all of our posts pop up.

Don’t you just love these edible ice cream bowls?!

How awesome! Ice cream bowls that are made from apple pie! Recipe from ItsYummi.com #loveNZfruit

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Easy Recipe for Apple Pie Ice Cream Bowls

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 15 min Yields 6

Crisp, juicy Envy apples are sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, covered in a blanket of pastry dough, and baked up until golden brown. Serve them with your favorite ice cream. They're an awesome summer treat!


  • 3 crisp, firm fleshed apples (I used Envy)
  • 1 box refrigerated pie dough or enough homemade for two 9-inch crusts
  • 2 Tablespoons (approximately) ground cinnamon sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons (approximately) organic sugar


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees Farenheit (350 convection)
  2. Slice apples through the core, from top to bottom. Use a melon baller or small spoon to scoop out the seeds, core, and most of the flesh, creating a well in each half of the apples. You want to keep some flesh, but remove enough to make room for the ice cream later!
  3. Use a 3-inch biscuit or cookie cutter to cut 6 circles out of the pastry dough. (If you have leftover dough, sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar and bake it up to serve as garnish with your apples!
  4. Sprinkle each apple half with some cinnamon sugar, then place the apples cut side down onto a rimmed baking sheet.
  5. Use a pastry brush to apply a thin layer of melted butter onto each crust. Sprinkle with organic sugar and place into the heated oven.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Remove pan from oven and allow apples to rest on pan for a minute before using a spatula to transfer them to plates for serving.
  7. Fill with ice cream flavor of your choice. Would also be awesome filled with fruit compote or oatmeal for a brunch treat!
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If you make this recipe, I'd love it if you'd share a photo and/or give your feedback over on my Facebook page, Cooking with Chef Bec!

Check out the other amazing summer recipes made with Envy apples!

 Grilled Pizza with Apple and Sausage from Cook the Story
Summer Salad with Roasted Envy Apple Vinaigrette from Pastry Chef Online
Grilled Apple Turkey Burgers from Cooking with Books
Apple Pie Milkshake from Big Bear’s Wife
Apple Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches from Around My Family Table
Apple Pie Bites with Caramel Dipping Sauce from Real Housemoms
Apple Trifle with Bourbon Whipped Cream + Caramel Drizzle from Climbing Grier Mountain
Apple, Sausage and Onion Kebabs with Honey Mustard from Doughmesstic
Double Berry Apple Crisp from Nutmeg Nanny

The giveaway that was originally included with this post has ended and the entry form has been removed

If you were around last month, you know that in my post for pear scones, there was a giveaway. Every entry there gave you a chance towards a brand new Vitamix blender, and today’s giveaway is no different!  Enter this giveaway and you’ll be eligible to win a $150 Visa gift card and a big box of Envy apples from New Zealand, PLUS it’ll automatically give you an entry into the grand prize giveaway for the blender that’ll be given away at the end of the summer. Awesome, right?!

83 Replies to "Easy Recipe for Apple Pie Ice Cream Bowls"

  • Easy Apple Pie Egg Rolls Recipe ~ ItsYummi.com December 25, 2015 (7:24 pm)

    […] Of course I wrote back, suggesting that she make her boys a batch of my chunky apple sauce,  or possibly my apple pie ice cream bowls. […]

  • Laura August 18, 2015 (10:29 am)

    OK, I must be really dense. I read the directions several times and I still can’t figure out how this works. But the final photo looks amazing. Guess I need step-by-step photos 🙂

    • Chef Bec August 18, 2015 (10:40 am)

      Laura, I’m sorry that you’re having difficulty understanding the directions. If you look about halfway through the post, there’s a gallery of step-by-step images. Are you able to view it?
      Basically, you cut the apples in half from top to bottom, then use a melon baller to remove the core. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and turn them upside down on a cookie sheet. Lay the pastry dough over the skin side of the apples. I hope that makes sense. Your ice cream will go in the part of the apple that you cored out.

  • Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips Recipe from September 22, 2014 (8:58 am)

    […] but the first time I made them, I used organic Envy apples, just like the ones I used to make my apple pie ice cream bowls.  By the way, have you seen that post?  That was a seriously awesome […]

  • Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cupcakes from August 19, 2014 (7:53 am)

    […] of my favorite ways to use cinnamon are stirred into my coffee, sprinkled over apples (like in my recipe for Apple Pie Ice Cream Bowls) or popcorn (mmmm, Cinnamon Kettle Corn!), and to give a nice depth of flavor to my chocolate chip […]

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  • jo July 31, 2014 (3:13 pm)

    I wish my stores would carry them, but they ignore my pleas so my life is miserable. Wish I’d never tried them. Sigh.

    • Chef Becca July 31, 2014 (3:24 pm)

      Gah! That’s horrible news, Jo.. and so sad 🙁

  • Healthy Chicken Waldorf Salad from July 30, 2014 (7:29 am)

    […] and just like my posts for CRANBERRY PEAR SCONES and APPLE PIE ICE CREAM BOWLS, this post also has a giveaway attached!  Up for grabs is another chance to score a $150 Visa gift […]

  • Jennifer P July 20, 2014 (6:07 pm)

    I’d love to try the apple pie ice cream sandwiches. Two of my favorite desserts put together!

  • Denise L July 18, 2014 (8:50 am)

    I’d love to try the double berry apple crisp!

  • Colleen Boudreau July 16, 2014 (11:17 am)

    I’d love to try the apple pie ice cream bowls!

  • Karen Ostrom July 14, 2014 (9:47 am)

    I would love to try the apple pie ice cream bowls, I just think they are the coolest things

  • Laura P July 13, 2014 (10:35 pm)

    I’d love to try the apple pie ice cream bowls! yum!

  • Cheryl W. July 13, 2014 (9:52 pm)

    I would most love to try your Apple Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe.

  • Amy M. C. July 13, 2014 (8:30 pm)

    I would love to try the Apple Pie Ice Cream Bowls! Yum!

  • Kathy M July 13, 2014 (7:02 pm)

    Summer Salad with Roasted Envy Apple Vinaigrette

  • Kayte CookWatts July 12, 2014 (5:27 pm)

    The apple pie milkshake sounds great- Summer & Fall in a tall glass.

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  • Andrea July 11, 2014 (7:26 am)

    Apple pie is one of my favorite desserts!
    So excited yo try it a new way! 🙂

  • Lori K. July 10, 2014 (11:39 pm)

    Would love to try the Grilled Pizza with Apple and Sausage!

  • Pamela Stevenson July 10, 2014 (7:18 pm)

    I like the sound of the Apple Pie Ice Cream Bowl. But the Cinnamon Apple Crumble sounds great, too.

    • Chef Becca July 10, 2014 (9:55 pm)

      I agree, Pamela! That crumble looks SO good, doesn’t it?

  • Lisa Aliperti July 9, 2014 (11:29 pm)

    The apple pie ice cream bowl looks delicious!

  • Kiki Bacaro July 9, 2014 (10:12 pm)

    Vanilla ice cream in the Apple Pie Ice Cream Bowls!

  • Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls July 9, 2014 (6:29 pm)

    Becca, these apple pie bowls are so clever! What a fun idea … I bet my daughter would FLIP over them. Thanks for the cool recipe and the giveaway too 🙂

  • Julie July 9, 2014 (8:06 am)

    I want to try the grilled pizza with sausage and apple…looks very tasty!

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  • Sara July 8, 2014 (9:30 am)

    I LOVE apples! I love you! And I love this post!! Always go with the ice cream bowls. My favorite! YAY! Good luck on the giveaway (pick me!) <3 <3 <3

    • Chef Becca July 8, 2014 (10:44 am)

      I love you to the moon and back, sweet Sara! GOOD LUCK with the giveaway!

  • Maggie Wallace July 3, 2014 (4:50 pm)

    The grilled pizza with apple and sausage!

  • Prash July 1, 2014 (11:46 pm)

    I have never had an Applepie!! :O I cannot wait to try this. Would you please invite me over ? 😛

    • Chef Becca July 2, 2014 (6:04 am)

      Oh my goodness, Prash…you’re missing out on so much deliciousness! Yes, please come over immediately! 😉

  • Jessica July 1, 2014 (11:13 pm)

    That is such a good idea! Look how beautiful it looks – I bet it tastes even better!

  • 25 Cool Summer Dessert Recipes July 1, 2014 (12:01 pm)

    […] 1. Easy Fruit Popsicles 2. Krispie Ice Cream 3. Blueberry Lemonade Fruit Dip 4. Brownie Strawberry Shortcake 5. Boston Creme Pie Parfaits 6. Pink Lemonade Cupcakes 7. Raspberry Cheesecake Crumb Bars 8. No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake 9. Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet 10. Best Ever Lemon Bars 11. Strawberry Pound Cake Ice Cream Cups 12. Mango Tart 13. Berry Yogurt Freezer Bars 14. Berry Oreo Icebox Cake 15. White Chocolate Greek Froyo 16. Coconut Frozen Yogurt 17. Vanilla Bean Fruit Parfaits 18. Watermelon Popsicles 19. Blueberry Cobbler 20. Strawberries ‘n Cream Nice Cream 21. Strawberry Basil Shortcakes 22. Mango Ice Cream 23. Pineapple Ginger Ice Cream 24. Strawberry Layer Cake 25. Apple Pie Ice Cream Bowls […]

  • Jett Whitfield June 30, 2014 (2:14 pm)

    Those look fabulous! Apple pie is my favorite!!

    • Chef Becca June 30, 2014 (2:19 pm)

      Thanks, Jett! I’m headed over to take a look at your apple cinnamon jelly. It sounds awesome!

  • Linda June 30, 2014 (11:41 am)

    This recipe, the apple pie ice cream bowls, is my favorite.

  • Heather June 30, 2014 (9:46 am)

    I have to pick one?! I am loving the apple pie ice cream bowls because what goes better with apple pie than ice cream?! I also want to drink up the apple pie milkshake!

    • Chef Becca June 30, 2014 (9:53 am)

      I hear ya loud and clear, Heather! I’ve been drooling over ALL of these recipes for a week now, but that apple pie milkshake just has to be made soon. Yum!

  • GB June 29, 2014 (7:01 pm)

    The apple pie ice cream bowls look delicious!!!!

  • Robin Wilson June 29, 2014 (7:01 am)

    Wow ~ trying to decide which of these recipes to try first is hard! Might as well have asked me which child I like more. So I let my cursor decide. Apple Pie Milkshake!

    • Chef Becca June 29, 2014 (7:04 am)

      Haha! I can relate, Robin! GOOD LUCK in the giveaway!

  • Dionne Baldwin June 26, 2014 (1:01 pm)

    The summer salad with roasted apple vinaigrette sounds like something I would definitely want to try! These apple pie bowls would be a big hit at my house too, especially since we are all apple pie lovers. 🙂

    • Chef Becca June 27, 2014 (7:35 am)

      It sure sounds tasty to me too, Dionne! Good luck in the giveaway!

  • Audra June 26, 2014 (12:10 pm)

    Omgoodness, Becca! These look and sounds amazing! You have me drooling over here in Texas 🙂

    • Chef Becca June 26, 2014 (12:38 pm)

      No worries, Audra… I encourage drooling! 😉
      Thanks for stopping by!

  • dina June 26, 2014 (7:29 am)

    i’d like to try the apple pie ice cream bowl because i love ice cream and it’s a very creative recipe!

  • dina June 26, 2014 (7:24 am)

    this is such a clever recipe. it looks wonderful!

    • Chef Becca June 26, 2014 (9:12 am)

      I appreciate your comment very much, Dina. Thank you!

  • David June 26, 2014 (6:44 am)

    Woah…what a genius idea, Chef Bec! Very clever…totally need to make a round of these soon. I’ve been eating ice cream like it’s my job lately, too…oh wait, it kinda is my job. 🙂

    • Chef Becca June 26, 2014 (9:11 am)

      Haha! Thanks, Dave. I think we have the best jobs ever!

  • Small Talk Mama June 26, 2014 (6:41 am)

    Oh my, Becca, these look devine!!! I will definitely give them a try.

  • Brian Donovan June 25, 2014 (8:12 pm)

    Don’t know how you come up with these amazing ideas, but maybe that’s why you’re the chef and not me! 🙂

  • Cate June 25, 2014 (7:32 pm)

    Thank you for introducing me to Envy Apples! They look so delicious – and so do these ice cream bowls! I love apples year round – I love that you “summer-fied” a fall classic!

    • Chef Becca June 25, 2014 (7:37 pm)

      Thanks, Cate! Envy apples might be a little bit tougher to find than some varieties, but I encourage you to seek them out.. they’re definitely worth it!

  • Adam J. Holland June 25, 2014 (7:20 pm)

    Really, Becca? You are going to feature a recipe that is not only mega-easy, but sinfully delicious too? Geez! Well, I am American and I’d like to consider myself to be a patriot. There’s nothing more patriotic than apple pie, or ice cream (or hot dogs), so I guess I’ll have to make this. On second thought, thank you for keeping me in line! 😉

    • Chef Becca June 25, 2014 (7:35 pm)

      Yeah yeah… Every once in a while I feel the need to be completely cooperative and play the lazy chef. Besides, who doesn’t love a cooking short cut now and then? Especially when they produce delicious results, right? Oh, and as for keeping you in line… stay tuned. I think that’s a multi-leveled challenge! 😉

  • Deb Harrington June 25, 2014 (5:47 pm)

    Very creative Becca, they look YUMMI! 😉

  • Wendy | Around My Family Table June 25, 2014 (2:52 pm)

    Great minds think alike! I love apple pie and ice cream too!

    • Chef Becca June 25, 2014 (7:30 pm)

      Indeed they do, Wendy! I think there’s room on the table for both of our delicious desserts, don’t you? 😉

  • Shari June 25, 2014 (9:33 am)

    This apple pie bowl looks so great.

  • Karen June 25, 2014 (9:12 am)

    Wow, what a quick and easy way to make such a beautiful and impressive dessert. Great idea, Becca.

    • Chef Becca June 25, 2014 (10:10 am)

      Aww, thanks, Karen! I really enjoy coming up with desserts that are super easy to put together. Delicious usually helps, too 😉

  • Carrie Groneman June 25, 2014 (9:12 am)

    I love the apple pie ice cream bowl, that is so original and creative, I want to make this one very soon. I fb shared, pinned and gave a shout out for this amazing recipe and site. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

    • Chef Becca June 25, 2014 (10:09 am)

      Thanks so much for stopping by… and all of your sharing too, Carrie!

  • Anita at Hungry Couple June 25, 2014 (8:46 am)

    Of all the different ways I’ve made versions of apple pie, I’ve never done this. Very creative! I’ll be stealing it shortly. 🙂

    • Chef Becca June 25, 2014 (9:04 am)

      Thanks, girly.. steal away, cuz you know I’m gonna steal your recipes, too 😉

  • Lauren June 25, 2014 (8:45 am)

    Seriously, so creative!! Can’t wait to dig in!

    • Chef Becca June 25, 2014 (9:03 am)

      Thank you so much, Lauren! I hope you have a chance to try it.. pretty delicious!

  • Renee - Kudos Kitchen June 25, 2014 (8:34 am)

    What a brilliant idea, Becca! They look incredibly delicious!

  • Taylor June 25, 2014 (7:18 am)

    UMMMMMMM you are KILLING me with adorable and YUM today lady. Apple pie is basically the greatest thing to ever walk (??) the face of the earth…and in an an ice cream bowl form? YES! Pinned!

    • Chef Becca June 25, 2014 (8:40 am)

      Aww, thank you, girlyfriend! I happen to agree on the apple pie awesome dessert consensus 🙂

  • Jenni June 25, 2014 (6:17 am)

    Very fun tasty bowls, Bex! I am a fan of bowls I can eat!

    • Chef Becca June 25, 2014 (6:20 am)

      Thanks, Chef J! They were quite tasty…and no dishes to wash! 😀

  • Marnely Rodriguez-Murray June 25, 2014 (6:07 am)

    Wow these is a genius idea! Love it Becca – must be so delicious too!

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