July Baking Challenge

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July 2018 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Apple Hand Pies

Pie is taking on a new shape this month and we’re downsizing to single serving hand pies. These are fun to assemble and bake with friends and kids!


Everyone who participates in the July Sally’s Baking Challenge is automatically entered. See below for How to Join Sally’s Baking Challenge. My assistants and I keep track of your photos and randomly select 1 winner at the end of the month. This giveaway is open to the whole world. Visit the Sally’s Baking Challenge FAQ page if you have any questions about my baking challenges!

How to Join Sally's Baking Challenge

  1. Recipe: On or around the 1st of each month, I publish a new challenge recipe. Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published!
  2. Bake & Comment: Bake the recipe during that month.
  3. Send: Share your recipe photo with us via email: [email protected]. By emailing your recipe photo, you are automatically entered in the giveaway. For a bonus entry, leave a review on the challenge recipe. Instagram direct messages are hard to track, so please email your recipe photo instead. Feel free to share on social media using #sallysbakingchallenge and tagging me (@sallysbakeblog), but the only way to guarantee you are in the running is sending your entry via email.

Want to subscribe? Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published.

Let’s Review the June Baking Challenge

June 2018 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Brownie Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska was a new-to-me dessert and though I’ve enjoyed it a couple times before, I’ve never prepared it myself. Many of you were eager to make it for the first time too! Instead of the traditional sponge cake, I chose a brownie base. I love all of your brownie baked Alaskas using different ice cream flavors and assembled in different sizes. You put lot of time, effort, and creativity into this challenge!

We gathered as many brownie baked Alaska photo entries as we could and included them below. (Email is the best way to guarantee your photo will be included!)

collage of baked alaska images

collage of baked alaska images

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Giveaway winner for June is Laura and she has been notified. 🙂

baked alaska winner image


  1. I can’t wait to cook it!

    1. I hope you love them! Can’t wait to share the recipe tomorrow 🙂

  2. Robin Nilsson says:

    Oh! What perfect timing! My son in law is graduating from the police academy. He has requested these as part of the dessert table.
    Something that is not my strong suit!
    Sally, you saved the day again!
    Thank you

    1. Congratulations! What a wonderful reason to celebrate 🙂

  3. I’ve been wanting to make hand pies ever since I had one about 5 years ago made by a lady at my church. Yum! Can’t wait.

    1. Can’t wait to share the recipe with you!

  4. Donna Rhode says:

    Looking forward to this challenge! Looks like something I’ll be able to freeze individually!

    1. Definitely!!

  5. Sarah-Jayne says:

    So exciting! They are my mom’s fave, so I’ll be baking away! Looking forward to the recipe!

    1. So sweet! I hope you both enjoy!

  6. These look like fun! My husband wants me to make them ASAP!!!!

  7. I tried to make apple hand pies once and my ratio of crust to filling was waaay off. Hoping to have great success with this. (pie crust in any size HATES me)

    1. You will absolutely be able to conquer pie crust!!

  8. Bonnie Parket says:

    Aren’t apples more for Fall?

  9. Sandy frankel says:

    pie dough is ready and waiting..

    1. YAY!!!!

  10. Fun! Can’t wait to try these!!

  11. Mackenzie s. says:

    So excited to make these this month! 🙂

  12. Cathy Beshore says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. I’m also going to try your chocolate chip cookies! Thanks so much for sharing your delicious recipes!!

    1. Yum! I hope you love both!! 🙂

  13. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    These apple hand pies look amazing! I can’t wait to make some when all the apples from our apple tree our ripe!


  14. Carolee Herechski says:

    Looks so yummy! My daughter loves anything apple pie. My 11 year old granddaughter is my baking partner and she said we are definitely doing this challenge and when I showed the picture to my 8 year old grandson, he said “looks like something we need to make” , so we can’t wait! This will be our first time with pie dough as well. We chickened out last time.

    1. Such sweet memories in the kitchen – love that you are sharing your love for baking with your family!

  15. Charlotte Moore says:

    Jump to Recipe doesn’t work. I can’t find the recipe either.

    1. Hi Charlotte! I will be posting the recipe tomorrow – this was a preview of this month’s baking challenge 🙂

  16. I made the Bourbon Cherry Crumble. Everyone loved it. Complex tastes of sweet and sharp. I will make it again.

  17. Excited about this challenge! Just bought a bunch of cherries and was thinking of making hand pies!

  18. Debbie Eckstein says:

    Gaaaahhhh, i really lack pie making skillz…but i’m willing to give it a go! 🙂

  19. These look so good, also super excited to see my baked Alaska in your photo selection.

  20. Brittany Audra @ Audra's Appetite says:

    My husband’s favorite dessert is pie…and he’s always talking about how his grandmother used to make hand pies!! I’ve never made (or had!) them before…but I’d love to surprise him with these! 🙂

  21. I love apple pie, it is one of my favorites! These are so adorable, I am so excited to give this a shot for the contest! I love baking so much, Sally has the best recipes on the whole internet every single one I have tried is amazing!! I am sure these will be delicious

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