Autumn Surprise Pie

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 10, 2022
What better way to welcome fall than with a homemade pie? This one calls for apples, pears and raisins flavored with rum extract. —Karen Gauvreau, Portage, Michigan


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 5 cups sliced peeled apples
  • 2 cups sliced peeled ripe pears
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 3/4 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sugar


  1. Mix the first 4 ingredients; cut in butter until crumbly. Mix milk and vinegar; add gradually to crumb mixture, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Divide dough into 2 portions, 1 slightly larger than the other. Shape each into a disk; cover and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°. On a lightly floured surface, roll larger portion of dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a greased 9-in. pie plate. Trim crust even with rim. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
  3. Mix the first 5 filling ingredients. Place apples, pears and raisins in a large bowl. Add sugar mixture and extract; toss to combine. Spoon into crust.
  4. Roll out remaining dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; cut into 3/4-in.-wide strips. Arrange over filling in a lattice pattern. Trim and seal strips to edge of bottom crust; flute edge. Brush lattice with beaten egg. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  5. Bake pie on a lower oven rack 15 minutes. Reduce oven setting to 350°. Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly, 30-35 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 331 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 217mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.