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Three-Spice Apple Pie

Serves 8

Prep and Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins

Cool Time
2 hrs 30 mins

Total Time
4 hrs

An early version of this pie once won Sunset reader Elaine E. Johnson of McKinleyville, California, an apple tree in a local contest. She's still baking for her pie-loving husband, and this version, with cardamom and candied ginger as well as the usual cinnamon, is one of their favorites.

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Photo: Jeffery Cross; Styling: Jeffrey Larsen
  Pastry for a double-crust 9-in. pie (refrigerated or homemade)
 5 cups peeled and thinly sliced tart apples, such as Granny Smith
 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
 1/8 teaspoon salt
 1 teaspoon cinnamon
 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
 3 tablespoons chopped candied ginger
 1 tablespoon lemon juice
 1 tablespoon cornstarch
Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Open up 1 pastry disk into a 9-in. pie pan, easing it into place without stretching.

Step 2

Combine apples with remaining ingredients and pour into prepared pie pan.

Step 3

On a lightly floured work surface, roll remaining pastry disk into a 12-in. circle. Carefully place pastry over fruit and gently fold under edge of bottom crust, flush with rim of pan. Flute edge of pastry; or with a fork, press crusts together to seal. With a sharp knife, cut a few decorative steam holes in top crust.

Step 4

Bake until crust is browned and filling is bubbling, about 1 hour. Let cool at least 2 1/2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Serves 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 366Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g24%

Saturated Fat 5.5g28%
Cholesterol 0.0mg0%
Sodium 278mg12%
Total Carbohydrate 58g20%

Dietary Fiber 2.2g9%
Protein 1.9g4%

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