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Harvest Apple Pie with Hazelnut Streusel

Makes about 8 servings

Notes: If desired, substitute a homemade pastry for the purchased one. To save time, you can slice the apples (peeled, cored, and quartered) in a food processor. If making pie up to 1 day ahead, cool, cover, and chill. If desired, reheat, uncovered, in a 325° oven 20 to 25 minutes.

 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
 1/2 cup chopped dried cherries
 1/4 cup rum or orange juice
 1/3 cup granulated sugar
 2 tablespoons cornstarch
 1 teaspoon ground coriander
 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
 6 cups thinly sliced peeled Granny Smith apples (about 2 lb.; see notes)
 1 purchased refrigerated pastry for a 9-inch single-crust pie (half of a 15-oz. package), at room temperature
  About 1 cup all-purpose flour
 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
 6 tablespoons cold butter or margarine, cut into chunks
 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
Step 1

In a bowl, mix apricots, cherries, and rum; let stand until fruit is slightly softened, 6 to 8 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix granulated sugar, cornstarch, coriander, ginger, cinnamon, and apples. Stir in dried-fruit mixture.

Step 3

Ease pastry gently into a 9-inch pie pan, fold edge under itself flush with rim, and flute decoratively. Mound apple mixture in crust.

Step 4

In a food processor or a bowl, whirl or stir 1 cup flour and the brown sugar until well blended. Add butter and whirl or rub in with your fingers until mixture forms coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts and whirl until coarsely chopped, or chop nuts with a knife and stir into flour mixture. Squeeze handfuls of the streusel until it sticks together, then crumble into chunks evenly over apple mixture. Set pie on a foil-lined rimmed baking pan.

Step 5

Bake on the bottom rack of a 350° regular or convection oven until filling is bubbling around the edges, about 1 1/4 hours. If pie becomes brown too quickly, cover the dark portions loosely with foil. Cool on a rack at least 1 1/2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 490Calories from Fat 37
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g31%

Saturated Fat 8.6g43%
Cholesterol 28mg10%
Sodium 190mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 77g26%

Dietary Fiber 3.8g16%
Protein 3.1g7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.