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Candy Apple Pie

 Candy Apple Pie
This is the only apple pie my husband will eat, but that's all right since he makes it as often as I do. Like a combination of apple and pecan pie, it's a sweet treat that usually tops off our holiday meals from New Year's all the way through to Christmas! -Cindy Kleweno, Burlington, Colorado
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups sliced peeled tart apples
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, toss apples with lime juice. Combine the sugar,
  • flour, cinnamon and salt; add to apples and toss lightly.
  • Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom crust and trim even with edge;
  • fill with apple mixture. Dot with butter. Roll out remaining pastry
  • to fit top of pie. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges;
  • cut slits in pastry.
  • Bake at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and apples
  • are tender.

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Directions (continued)

  • For topping, melt butter in a small saucepan. Stir in brown sugar and
  • cream; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat
  • and stir in pecans.
  • Pour over top crust. Bake 3-4 minutes longer or until bubbly. Place
  • on a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 476 calories, 23 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 318 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.