Dakota Green Apple Pie

Dakota Green Apple Pie

Tags: Pies

  • Prep Time: 45 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Ready Time: 150 min
  • Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

CRUST

FILLING

  • 6 cups sliced, peeled tart green cooking apples, (about 2 pounds or 6 medium)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened

DECORATIONS

  • Reserved dough
  • 2 tablespoons water, divided
  • 2 drops red food coloring
  • 2 drops green food coloring

Preparation Directions

CRUST

  • PREPARE recipe for double crust pie, using a 9-inch pie plate. Roll out dough for bottom crust and place in pie plate according to recipe directions. Do not bake. Reserve dough scraps.
  • HEAT oven to 425°F.

FILLING

  • COMBINE apples, granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and butter in large bowl; toss to coat. Spoon into unbaked pie crust. Moisten pastry edge with water.
  • ROLL out dough for top crust, place onto filled pie and finish edges according to pie crust recipe directions. Cut vent in top crust to resemble branches of apple tree.

DECORATIONS

  • ROLL out reserved dough. Divide in half. Pour 1 tablespoon water into each of 2 cake pans or pie plates.
  • ADD red food coloring to one and green food coloring to the other. Stir until blended. Dip one half of dough in red mixture and other half in green mixture.
  • PLACE each on separate sheets of waxed paper. Cut out 1-inch circles with floured cutter. Lift red circles with knife and place on "branches" of tree shape. Add leaf shapes from green dough circles.
  • BAKE 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Cover edge with foil, if necessary, to prevent overbrowning.
  • BAKE an additional 40 minutes or until filling in center is bubbly and crust is golden brown. Cool to room temperature before serving.
  • TIP Use any tart green-skinned apple such as Granny Smith.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 slice, 1/8 of pie), Calories 470 (Calories from Fat 200), Total Fat 23g (Saturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 320mg, Total Carbohydrate 62g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 34g), Protein 4g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 6%, Calcium 2%, Iron 10%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.