Apple pie stacks

deb baldwin

By
@messinthekitchen

This recipe was from Cin Straw.

This is a pie stack. I have never heard of it and wanted to try it. If you want to make a quick pie this will WOW your company. No wonder this is sooo good. I am sure that you can use other pie fillings if you so choose.
I would recommend a store bought puff pastry if you are in a hurry or your pie dough is not up to par like mine was.

Cook's note: Using dried apples and juice concentrate rather than fresh apples/sugar yields a more intensely appley pie.
Normally, Appalachian stack cakes put the spices in the batter, rather than the filling.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

PIE CIRCLE INGREDIENTS:

1
roll and bake ready made pie crust (or your own recipe) i think i would like to try a puff pastry next time.
1 roll will just barely make 12 - 3" circles
1 Tbsp
sugar
1/2 tsp
cinnamon

SPICED DRIED APPLE FILLING INGREDIENTS:

1
6 ounce package dried apples
3 c
water
1/2 c
frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
2 Tbsp
sugar
1/2 tsp
ground ginger
1/8 tsp
ground allspice (jamaican)
1 pinch
ground cloves
1 pinch
ground nutmeg
1 pinch
salt

GARNISH:

1/2 c
whip cream
or ice cream
opt: drizzle with caramel ice cream topping, nuts

FRESH APPLE PIE FILLING: HOME MADE

1 lb
apples, peeled, cored and chopped (i used some of my frozen that i had on hand)
1 c
water
1/2 c
sugar
1/4 tsp
cinnamon
1/8 tsp
ground allspice
1/2 tsp
ginger
1 pinch
each of ground cloves, ground nutmeg and salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
PIE CIRCLES:
Preheat oven to 450.
Roll out crust and cut into 12 - 3" circles.
Place on parchment lined baking sheet.
Prick each circle several times wtih the tines of a fork.
Mix cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle on each pastry circle
Bake for 5 minutes until golden.
Remove to cooling rack. Careful, they are delicate.
2
Filling:

SPICED DRIED APPLE FILLING:

Chop dried apples and place into a microwaveable owl with 2 cups water and 1/2 cup apple juice concentrate.
Cover bowl and microwave steam for 10 minutes.
Scoop apple mixture and juice into a sauce pan and cook over medium heat.
Gradually add the remaining cup of water as liquids reduce and the apples absorb the water.
Cook until apples are soft and the liquid has cooked down considerably (about 40 minutes)
Sift together the spices and sugar and stir into the cooked apples. (you can add more or less according to your taste)
Stir and cook about 10 minutes more until liquid has reduced to a small amount of syrup.
Remove from heat and set aside.
3
FRESH APPLE PIE FILLING:

Prep apples put into pot.
Add water and cook apples, "simmer" until soft.
Add sugar and spices. (You can add more or less according to your taste).
Continue to cook over low heat until sugar is dissolved and liquid is thick. Remove from heat and set aside.
4
ASSEMBLE PIE STACKS:

On each serving plate(I used ramekins)
place one of the rounds of pastry and spoon some hot apple filling onto each round.
Top each with another round of pastry.
Spoon on more apple filling.
Top with the third pastry round.
Add a small dollop of whip cream or a scoop of ice cream and garnish as desired.
5
The pie circles and filling can be made ahead of time and then just reheat the filling, stack and serve.
I had extra apple filling left over, so I put in a zip lock and froze for later use.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #apple, #Fruit, #crust, #stack