Apple Pie with a Mexican Kick

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In my last post, I shared with a new way to use Royal Design Studio stencils to add an exciting dimension of fun to your food! I had so much fun working with them on that project. I decided I would do a separate post to showcase the actual pie. Per my usual crazy ways, I didn’t make a classic All-American apple pie. Heck no! I had to have some fun spicing it up in the kitchen. That’s how I created this Mexican Apple Pie.

Compared to your average apple pie, this Mexican Apple Pie has not only cinnamon, but espresso powder, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, and ginger. It is still savory pie, but the filling is less heavy than your typical apple pie so there is more emphasis on the spices incorporated. Speaking of spices… I just had to see what greatness would happen if I added espresso powder, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, and ginger. In traditional Mexican baking it is common to combine chocolate with cinnamon and cayenne pepper, hence the espresso powder and cayenne pepper. I added nutmeg for extra warmth to the dish. As for the ginger, well, ginger pairs well with most fruits (really!) and the dash of heat it adds lends a sophisticated note to the fruit. That’s right. This is a pretentious pie.  Not by appearance, but by taste. Your friends will enjoy the flavor packed in the crust and won’t miss the heavy pie filling of the classic apple pie.

For the pie crust, I used this recipe and it turned out perfectly.

What is your favorite summertime pie? Have you ever put a spin on it? If you haven’t I dare you to try it next time.

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Mexican Apple Pie
Print Recipe
Compared to your average apple pie, this Mexican Apple Pie has not only cinnamon, but espresso powder, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, and ginger. It is still savory pie, but the filling is less heavy than your typical apple pie so there is more emphasis on the spices incorporated.
Servings
8 people
Cook Time
90 minutes
Servings
8 people
Cook Time
90 minutes
mexican-apple-pie
Mexican Apple Pie
Print Recipe
Compared to your average apple pie, this Mexican Apple Pie has not only cinnamon, but espresso powder, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, and ginger. It is still savory pie, but the filling is less heavy than your typical apple pie so there is more emphasis on the spices incorporated.
Servings
8 people
Cook Time
90 minutes
Servings
8 people
Cook Time
90 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cover apple with enough lemon juice so the apples don't brown.
  2. Add spices, sugar and flour to apple mixture and blend well.
  3. Add the bottom crust dough to 9-inch pie pan and cover with apple/spices mixture.
  4. Cut up the butter into pats that can be placed around on top of the apple mixture.
    butter-apple-mixture
  5. Roll out the remaining pie dough and place on top of pie. Use a knife to trim the excess off the pie. Use your thumb to seal the pie around the edges where the dough meets. Take a fork to indent the pie crust.
  6. Follow the instructions on the stencil page for creating the design.
  7. Cover pie in foil and bake at 375º for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 25 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Let it cool for 10 minutes before serving.
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