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This recipe for Easy Apple Pie is made with spiced roasted apples and pie crust cookies.  A quicker way to make pie with all the comforting flavors and a guaranteed flakey crispy crust.  

Easy Apple “Pie” with Pie Crust Cookies

  • Author: Tonia | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Pie, baked, dessert, fall dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This recipe for Easy Apple Pie is made with spiced roasted apples and pie crust cookies.  A quicker way to make pie with all the comforting flavors and a guaranteed flakey crispy crust.


Ingredients

Roasted Apples

  • 1 1/2 pounds of apples
  • 24 tablespoons sugar, or use coconut sugar or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves

Crust

  • 1 cup, 125 grams all purpose flour (half whole wheat pastry flour works too!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons, 4 oz butter chilled, cut into
  • 1/4 cup ice water
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12 teaspoons sugar
  • egg yolk, optional

Instructions

  1. Mix together flour, salt and butter cubes
  2. Put the entire bowl in the freezer for 5 minutes
  3. Cut butter in with a pastry cutter, knifes or hands leaving course pea sized pieces.
  4. Add half of the ice water.  You may not need all the water, start by adding half, sprinkling over the dough.  Mix in gently with a fork.  The dough will look crumbly.  Test the dough by squeezing together with your fingers, if it sticks together that’s perfect.  If still crumbly, add a few more teaspoons of water lightly toss and test again.
  5. Once dough comes together, pat out into a rough square.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes (and up to 2 days).  Meanwhile, start on the apples.
  6. Mix cut apples, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.
  7. Place apples on a baking sheet and dot with butter.
  8. Bake at 425 for 15- 20 minutes.  If you like a softer apple go the full 20 minutes or more.  If you prefer a little texture, test at 15 minutes.
  9. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a floured sheet of parchment.  Place whole parchment on the sheet pan.
  10. Brush with egg wash (optional) and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.  Cut with a scoring wheel and bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until crusts are lightly brown on the bottom.

Notes

Apples vary so much in flavor and texture.  Some breakdown fast, some hold their shape.  Baking time may vary.

Adjust the sweetness according to the flavor of your apples.

Add more lemon juice if apples are mellow in flavor.

Totally use a food processor for the dough if desired.  It is easier.  But you need to be watchful of the texture.

Day old crust cookies can be reheated in a 375 oven for 5 minutes.  Allow to cool.

Egg Wash: whisk together 1 egg yolk + 1 tablespoon water

Keywords: easy apple pie, deconstructed apple pie, roasted apple pie filling, pic crust cookies,

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