Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Apple Pie Rustica

     If you're craving a homemade apple pie but don't feel like going to all the trouble of making one, try this Apple Pie Rustica from Comstock.  All you need is a can of apple pie filling and a pre-made pie crust and you're in business.  Prepare the pie on a sheet of parchment paper, it's the best way to get it in and out of your oven.  In my 12 inch oven, the pie baked in 25 minutes with 12 coals in a ring around the bottom and the lid completely covered with 28 coals.  A cinch to make outdoors and everyone at your campsite will be drooling over the smell of cinnamon and apples wafting from your dutch oven.

Apple Pie Rustica
1 refrigerated pie crust (half of a 15-oz. package, or pastry for one 9-inch single crust pie)
1 21 oz. can Apple Pie Filling
1 lemon
1 Tblsp butter or margarine cut into small pieces
1 Tblsp sugar

     Lightly oil or spray dutch oven.
     Place pie crust on piece of parchment paper large enough to fit in your oven.
     Place pie filling in center of pastry, leaving a 2 inch border all around.
     Grate 1 tsp of lemon peel; squeeze 2 tsp of lemon juice from the lemon.  Sprinkle both over pie filling.
     Scatter butter over top.
     Fold pastry back over pie filling to make an uneven edge of 1 1/2 inches, leaving center of pie filling exposed.
     Sprinkle sugar over pastry border. 
     Bake 20-25 minutes until filling is bubbly and the pastry is golden brown.
     Cool slightly in oven before removing.  Makes 4-6 servings.

Fold edges of crust up over pie filling

Bake for 20-25 minutes at 450 degrees

A sweet tart...

Easy as pie

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