Chipmunk Pie ~ Naked Apple Pie

Chipmunk Pie with Ice Cream

Chipmunk Pie also known as Naked Apple Pie is actually a quick and easy apple dessert, with no crust, baked in a pie plate.  

Chipmunk Pie is a nice change from the apple pie I usually make.  It has lots of nice textures with the soft apples, crunchy nuts and the flaky, crispy top that shatters when it's cut.  

I like Chipmunk Pie served warm with a scoop of vanilla or maple walnut ice cream but it still tastes really good at room temperature but you won't get that crispy top once it's been hanging around more than a day.  That may not be a problem for you but unless we have family or company coming for dinner it takes us more than a day to eat this delicious dessert.  

And speaking of family, this pie goes together in minutes if you have unexpected company dropping by.  It takes about 10 minutes to put together and that includes peeling an apple or two.  It can be baking while you're pulling your hair out trying to figure out what to have for dinner, hahahaha.

My friend Marilyn gave me this recipe years ago and it also appeared in a school fundraising cookbook (also years ago).  I haven't changed much in the recipe, as you can see, from my typewritten recipe card from long ago.  You can see the few changes I experimented with scribbled in pencil, some of which I kept.  I thought the addition of ½ teaspoon cinnamon was very nice as I love cinnamon and apple together.  Also if you are watching your sugar intake the pie can also be made quite successfully with half the sugar.  It doesn't have that nice crusty top but it still tastes very good.  

I would suggest using tart apples if you have them as the pie can be quite sweet.  

Printable recipe at end of post.
Chipmunk Pie
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup sugar*
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped tart apples, peeled
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, etc.)
How to make it:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter or pan spray a 9-inch pie plate.  

Beat the egg, sugar and vanilla together until creamy.  Stir in remaining ingredients and mix until well combined.  

Pour into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.  Let sit 15 minutes before serving.  Or pie may be cooled to room temperature before serving.

Serve warm or room temperature with whipped cream or ice cream. 

Makes 6-8 servings.

*NoteIf you prefer a less sweet pie use half the sugar which would be ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons sugar.

Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla together until creamy.  You can use a hand mixer or, like I did, you can use a whisk.

Add remaining ingredients and mix until well combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared pie plate.

Bake in 350 degree preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and let sit 15 minutes.

 Can you see that nice crusty top?  It's almost ready to serve.

Chipmunk Pie on left made according to recipe.  Chipmunk Pie on right made with half the sugar.  You will not get that nice crackly top crust with less sugar but the pie still tastes really good.

Make sure you butter or spray your plate really well before you pour the batter in.  You don't want the pie to stick to the plate.  Looks like this one was well greased.

Ah, finally.... Chipmunk Pie and maple walnut ice cream.

Chipmunk Pie served with ice cream.
Chipmunk Pie
A piece for you and a piece for me! And don't forget the ice cream. 

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