desserts

Easier Than Apple Pie

This free-form apple dessert (often referred to as a rustic tart) is super easy because it starts with a refrigerated pie crust. Boost flavour even further by adding dried cranberries or dried cherries to the fruit mixture.

15 min
PREP TIME
20 min
COOK TIME
230
CALORIES
6
INGREDIENTS
8
Servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust (from 400g package)
  • 1 egg white lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) plus 1 tsp (5ml) sugar divided
  • 2 tbsps (30 ml) cornstarch
  • 2 tsps (10 ml) Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 medium tart apples such as Granny Smith or Braeburn, thinly sliced (about 4 cups/1 L)

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Unroll crust. Place on foil-lined 12-inch (30 cm) pizza pan. If necessary, press out any folds or creases. Brush crust with about 1/2 of the beaten egg white.
  • 2 Mix 3/4 cup (175 mL) of the sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon in medium bowl. Toss with apples. Spoon into center of crust, spreading to within 2-inches (5 cm) of edges. Fold 2-inch (5 cm) edge of crust up over apples, pleating or folding crust as needed. Brush crust with remaining egg white; sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon (5 mL) sugar.
  • 3 Bake 20 minutes or until apples are tender. Cool slightly before serving.
  • 4 Test Kitchen Tips:

    • Try adding 1/4 cup (60 mL) raisins, dried cranberries or dried cherries to the apple mixture.

    • Prepare as directed, using 1 ½ tsp (7 mL) Club House Pumpkin Pie Spice or 1 tsp (5 mL) Club House Apple Pie Spice in place of the cinnamon.

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