Redefine Dessert With An Apple Cinnamon Pie With Blueberry Crust

Fall is in full swing, which means it's apple pie season! Fall also means Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so if you want to make the perfect sweet centerpiece for your celebration, or if you've been invited to a Friendsgiving feast and don't want to show up empty-handed, then this recipe is the perfect way for you to give thanks (actually, all of your guests will be thanking you for making it!).

You'll need:

For the pie crust:

  • 10½ oz flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 9 oz cold butter
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • violet food coloring (blueberry powder)

For the pie filling:

  • 1 oz butter
  • 2¼ lb apples
  • 3½ oz sugar
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp cardamom
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp corn starch

Here's how:

1. Knead the flour, sugar, salt, and cold butter cubes until a flaky dough forms.

2. Stir the blueberry powder into the cold water and add it to the flaky dough.

3. Knead the purple-colored dough until smooth, form it into a ball, and chill.

4. Cut off ⅓ of the dough ball and set the rest aside. Roll the dough out, place it in a pie pan, smooth it out, and cut off any dough that hangs over.

5. Peel the apples, remove the cores, and cut into ½-inch thick pieces. Mix the apple chunks with the sugar, salt, and orange juice. Melt the butter in a pan, add the apple mix, cardamom, and cinnamon and cook for 2-3 minutes. Mix the corn starch with water and add to the rest of the ingredients. Let the mixture come to a boil and remove from heat. Once the apple mixture has cooled, pour it into the pie pan.

6. Roll out the remaining dough and cut 1 to 1½-inch wide strips and eave the strips together to create a lattice top.

7. Coat the lattice top with an egg white wash and carefully lay over the pie. Go along the edge off the pie and press the bottom and top doughs together. Cut off any excess dough and brush the edge with the an egg white wash. 

8. Put the pie in the freezer for 15 minutes and then bake at 390°F for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350°F and bake for 35 more minutes. 

Wow, what a beauty! And best of all, it tastes just as good as it looks. Now this is truly something to give thanks for.

Be sure to try the Mile High Apple Pie featured in the bonus video.


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