Fall Recipe: Autumn Apple Pie

| 11/16/2010 4:52:24 PM

Autumn Apple PieMakes 8 servings

Nothing says fall like warm apple pie.  The dried fruit and almonds included in Sun-Maid’s Autumn Apple Pie recipe adds a new fiber- and antioxidant-rich twist on this traditional treat.  Incorporating dried apricots, golden raisins and tart cherries among the apples gives this pie a sweet bite while the familiar spices of cinnamon and nutmeg enhance the natural fruit flavors.

1 9-inch unbaked pie crust
3/4 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, divided
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 large apples (Fuji or Golden Delicious), cored, quartered, thinly sliced (1/8-inch thick)
1/2 cup Sun-Maid Dried Halves or Mediterranean Apricots chopped
1/2 cup Sun-Maid Golden Raisins
1/4 cup Sun-Maid Tart Cherries
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
whipped cream, optional

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Process almonds and 1/2 cup granulated sugar in food processor until finely ground. Add butter, eggs and flour. Process until smooth.

3. Combine apples, apricots, golden raisins, cherries, cinnamon and nutmeg.