How to make it

  • CRUST:
  • 1. 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.
  • 2. HEAT oven to 425°F.
  • 1. COMBINE apples, sugars, flour, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and butter in large bowl; toss to coat. Spoon into unbaked pie crust. Moisten pastry edge with water.
  • 2. 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.
  • 1. ROLL out reserved dough. Divide in half. Pour 1 tablespoon water into each of 2 cake pans or pie plates.
  • 2. ADD red food color to one and green food color to the other. Stir until blended. Dip one half of dough in red mixture and other half in green mixture.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. BAKE 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Cover edge with foil, if necessary, to prevent overbrowning.
  • 5. 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. I prefer Granny Smith.

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  • snomama 9 years ago
    Oh the Crust is beautiful. This is the way food should look. Even at home! Awesome! 5 forks.
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    This looks and sounds fantastic. Great post. You have my 5.
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    fantastic great idea for crust high 5 thanks
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