GREEN CHILE APPLE PIE
The flavor combination of green chile and apples in a spicy, sweet pie is amazingly delicious. The chile adds a bit of an edge to the apples and acts as accent, complimenting the cinnamon.
For an added treat, serve with butter pecan or vanilla ice cream.
Temperature: 450F for 10 minutes, 350F for another 30 minutes
1 recipe pastry for double-crusted 9-inch pie
1 pound sliced apples
1 large or 2 small medium hot green chiles, parched, peeled and chopped (1/2 cup)
½ teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup white sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 Tablespoon milk
Sugar for sprinkling over the top
- Mix the apples with the chiles and place in the pastry-lined pie tin and sprinkle with the cinnamon dots of butter.
- Sprinkle the white sugar and flour over the apple chile mixture.
- Cover with the pastry top and freeze until firm. If not freezing cut a pattern in the top crust and brush it with milk, then sugar.
- Bake as directed in a preheated 450F oven.
Freezing Hints: After firmly frozen, package airtight, seal, and label. To serve, warm pie about 30 minutes in a 325F oven, if baked. If unbaked, preheat oven, cut a pattern in top crust, then proceed as above.
Maximum recommended freezer storage: 4 months