STRUDEL STYLE APPLE PIE W/NUTS & RAISINS

Rose Mary Mogan

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@cookinginillinois

I recently made a Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner and this was the dessert I made to go with it. I wanted it to be a bit different from my traditional Apple Pie because that would allow me to share the recipe with you.

This was a great pie and it reminded me of the days when I was in my twenties working in Kenilworth at this restaurant, and they were known for their Apple Strudel, so I decided to make a strudel-like Apple Pie. It was every bit as good as the strudel I remember we use to make. It brought back memories for me and my husband loved it. I am sure you will too. Give it a try.


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Serves:

6-8 depending on portion size

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1
double refrigerated pie crust or homemade
8 large
apples peeled & sliced thin
2/3-1 c
raisins
3/4 c
Truvia sweetener or granulated sugar
1 c
chopped nuts (I used black walnuts)
2 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
nutmeg
2-3 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
arrowroot or all purpose flour
white sugar crystals for garnish (optional)
1 large
egg +1 tbsp. water beaten together as egg wash
2-3 Tbsp
lemon juice

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Wash, peel and slice apples. This is the dessert I made with $2.00 worth of reduced apples.
2
Add sliced apples to large bowl. I add the raisins too so they can plump a bit before going into the oven.
3
Add in the lemon juice and continue to mix sliced apples with lemon juice as you slice them. Lemon juice prevents the apples from turning brown.
4
Bring pie crust to room temperature to make it easier to unroll. Then, line pie plate with the first pie crust.
5
Combine sugar or Truvia, cinnamon, nutmeg and flour in a small bowl. Stir till blended together. Then sprinkle mixture over sliced apples, and add in the walnuts and carefully stir till blended together.
6
Pour apple mixture into prepared pie shell. Top with small pats of butter.
7
Add the top crust and pinch the bottom and top crust together then crimp edges. Blend the egg with water and brush over top crust, or you may use evaporated milk or heavy whipping cream, by brushing the top, then lightly sprinkle with white sugar crystals. PLACE PIE ON SHALLOW BAKING PAN OR COOKIE SHEET TO CATCH ANY POTENTIAL DRIPS. Place in preheated 375 degree oven, and bake for 20 minutes, then LOWER TEMPERATURE TO 350 degrees and continue to bake an additional 35 to 40 minutes.
8
Bake until crust is golden brown. May need to add foil to edge of pie during last half of baking to prevent the edges from over browning. I DID NOT NEED TO USE THIS STEP. ALLOW PIE TO COOL COMPLETELY.
9
Slice and serve as desired plain or with ice cream.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American