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holiday essentials: rustic apple pie

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

I saw a photo of a really neat looking apple pie, and I thought… heck, why not. So I started working on this apple pie last night, and this morning, I came out with this. It’s a basic apple pie; it’s just a different kind of visual presentation. This would look wonderful on your holiday table. It’s so yummy. So, you ready, let’s get into the kitchen.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 2 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For holiday essentials: rustic apple pie

  • 1/2 c
    coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    nutmeg, freshly ground
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 2 lg
    lemons, just the juice
  • 4-5 lg
    fresh apples, sweet or tart, your choice
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted, melted
  • 1 lg
    piecrust recipe

How To Make holiday essentials: rustic apple pie

  • 1
  • 2
    Gather Your Ingredients.
  • 3
    Mix the sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a bowl, and reserve.
  • 4
    Place the lemon juice in a non-reactive bowl.
  • 5
    Slice the apples, as thin as possible.
  • 6
    Place the thin apple slices in the lemon juice.
  • 7
    Chef’s Tip: If you want to have consistent slices, and save yourself a lot of grief, use a mandoline.
  • 8
    Chef’s Note: I was a bit skeptical about slicing the apple with the seeds; however, because they are sliced so thin, the seeds and apple core blend in with the flavors.
  • 9
    Chef’s Note: I didn’t peel my apples, but you can do that if you wish.
  • 10
    Take your pie dough recipe, and cut it into rustic shapes.
  • 11
    Brush the bottom of a pie dish with butter.
  • 12
    Add the pie dough pieces in an eclectic manner.
  • 13
    Brush the top of the pie dough with butter.
  • 14
    Sprinkle with a bit of the reserved sugar mixture.
  • 15
    Add a layer of apples, and then sprinkle with more sugar mixture.
  • 16
    Continue adding layers of apple; dusting each layer with a bit of sugar, until you fill the pie dish. Then add a final dusting of sugar mix.
  • 17
    Chef's Tip: Save your very best apple slices for the top of the pie... That way it will look brilliant.
  • 18
    Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 330f (165c).
  • 19
    Cover the entire pie with foil, place in the preheated oven, and bake for 2 hours.
  • 20
    Remove the foil, increase the temperature to 350f (175c), and bake for an additional 20 – 30 minutes, to brown the crust.
  • 21
  • 22
    Allow the pie to rest for 30 minutes, and then cut a slice, and add a dollop of whipped cream, or maybe a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy.
  • 23
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.