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  • Yield 2 servings

A quick-and-easy dessert using fresh apples.

U.S. Apple Association


3 medium baking apples, tart or sweet
1/4 cup raisins
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon ground allspice
Pastry for a single 9-inch piecrust


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a large baking sheet.
  2. Peel, core and cut the apples into 1/4-inch slices. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the apples with the raisins, honey and allspice.
  3. Roll out the pastry to a circle approximately 10 inches in diameter. Spoon the applemixture over half the dough, leaving a 1-inch border.
  4. Fold the other half over the apples; moisten the edges with milk, and seal. Crimp the edges with the tines or the handle of a fork.
  5. Place on the baking sheet, brush with milk, and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 45 minutes.

Tip: If you’re in a rush, opt to use a frozen puff or phyllo pastry. The flavorings are all very basic. If you like, you can add 1/2 teaspoon each of ground nutmeg and ginger; replace the allspice with 1 teaspoon cinnamon; or add grated orange or lemon zest.

Reprinted with permission of Olwen Woodier’s The Apple Cookbook (Storey Books, 2001), courtesy of the U.S. Apple Association