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State Fair Pie Competition 2010
Walsenburg, Colorado

Nutty RazApple Pie

Apples and raspberries with a hint of amaretto make for a winning pie recipe from the State Fair Pie Contest in Colorado.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 5 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 18
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

Crust

1
box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1
large egg white, slightly beaten
2
tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small chunks

Filling

2
tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
5
cups thinly sliced peeled apples, such as Golden Delicious, McIntosh and Granny Smith
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2
teaspoons pearl tapioca
2
tablespoons cornstarch
Pinch of salt
2/3
cup sugar
1/2
pint fresh raspberries (1 cup)
1
tablespoon amaretto liqueur
2
tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
1
large egg yolk, slightly beaten and 1 teaspoon water added
1
tablespoon sliced almonds
1
tablespoon sugar
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Place racks in lower third of the oven. Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll and press 1 of the crusts in bottom of 9-inch glass pie plate so it lays about 1/2 inch beyond the edge of the pie plate. Coat crust with beaten egg white. Dot the bottom of the crust with 2 tablespoons small butter chunks.
  • 2 Make the filling. In a medium bowl, sprinkle the lemon juice over the apple slices. Combine the cinnamon, nutmeg, tapioca pearls, cornstarch and salt together with the sugar. Gently toss the apple slices and raspberries with the sugar mixture. Put the apple mixture into crust-lined pie plate and mound it slightly in the center. Sprinkle the amaretto evenly over the filling. Distribute the remaining 2 tablespoons butter chunks over the top. Brush the top edges of the dough with egg white.
  • 3 Place the second pie crust over the top. Fold the top layer of dough under the edge of the bottom layer and press the edges together to form a seal. Flute the edges as desired. Brush the top crust lightly with the egg yolk mixture. Place almond slices in decorative fashion on top. In small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Sprinkle over pie. Pierce the top of the crust in several places to allow steam to escape while baking. Place pie in oven; place sheet of foil on rack below pie in case of spillover.
  • 4 Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until the crust is golden. Cool on a rack before serving. The pie keeps well at room temperature, covered for 24 hours, or refrigerated for up to 4 days.
  • 1 Place racks in lower third of the oven. Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll and press 1 of the crusts in bottom of 9-inch glass pie plate so it lays about 1/2 inch beyond the edge of the pie plate. Coat crust with beaten egg white. Dot the bottom of the crust with 2 tablespoons small butter chunks.
  • 2 Make the filling. In a medium bowl, sprinkle the lemon juice over the apple slices. Combine the cinnamon, nutmeg, tapioca pearls, cornstarch and salt together with the sugar. Gently toss the apple slices and raspberries with the sugar mixture. Put the apple mixture into crust-lined pie plate and mound it slightly in the center. Sprinkle the amaretto evenly over the filling. Distribute the remaining 2 tablespoons butter chunks over the top. Brush the top edges of the dough with egg white.
  • 3 Place the second pie crust over the top. Fold the top layer of dough under the edge of the bottom layer and press the edges together to form a seal. Flute the edges as desired. Brush the top crust lightly with the egg yolk mixture. Place almond slices in decorative fashion on top. In small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Sprinkle over pie. Pierce the top of the crust in several places to allow steam to escape while baking. Place pie in oven; place sheet of foil on rack below pie in case of spillover.
  • 4 Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until the crust is golden. Cool on a rack before serving. The pie keeps well at room temperature, covered for 24 hours, or refrigerated for up to 4 days.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If you don't like amaretto, substitute apple juice or water in its place.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
310mg
310%;
Total Carbohydrate
57g
57%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
27g
27%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.