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Apple Dumpling Pie

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Elizabeth Blake
Prep time 30 mins
Bake time 55 mins
Yield Serves 10


  • 3 pounds baking apples (about 7) peeled, cored, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup walnut halves and pieces
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 2/3 cup calvados (or other apple brandy)
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Nutrition Information

  • calories 463
  • fat 22 g
  • satfat 9 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 60 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 24 mg
  • sodium 249 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place a rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 400°F. Mist a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil.

  2. Place apples in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon and 1 Tbsp. sugar; sprinkle over apples and toss to coat slices evenly.

  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When foaming subsides and butter turns light golden, add brown sugar and walnuts. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar melts and walnuts are lightly toasted, 3 to 4 minutes. (Be careful: The mixture can burn easily.) Add raisins and stir to coat. Pour in calvados; it will bubble and spatter. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture becomes syrupy, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour mixture over apples and toss to coat.

  4. Roll out half of dough into a 12-inch circle; press into pie plate. Spoon apple mixture into crust, mounding in center. Roll remaining dough into another 12-inch circle. Brush edge of bottom crust with water; gently place top crust over apples. Trim and crimp edges decoratively to seal. Cut a few slashes in top to allow steam to escape. Brush top with cream; sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. sugar. Place pie on lined baking sheet and bake until crust is golden brown and filling bubbles through top, 45 to 55 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for at least 20 minutes; serve.