Apple Blossom Pie

apple blossom pie detail

Photo by Johnny Miller

Makes 12
Prep 35 m
Cook 10 m
Bake 40 m



  1. 1 of 6 Coat a shallow 9-inch pie pan with some of the melted butter; reserve the rest.
  2. 2 of 6 Core but do not peel apples and slice them thinly, top to bottom.
  3. 3 of 6 In a shallow skillet, bring juice to a simmer. Add apple slices, working in batches and turning once, and simmer just until they begin to soften, about 10 min. Remove to a baking sheet. Simmer juice until reduced to 1/4 cup and add reserved butter. Keep warm.
  4. 4 of 6 Heat oven to 400 degrees .
  5. 5 of 6 Combine sugar, cinnamon and cardamom and place on a large plate. With a sharp knife, cut pie crust into 1-inch-wide strips. Coat 1 rounded strip with spiced sugar and press it onto side of pan. Press overlapping apple slices along face of dough strip, rounded side up. (Click here for how-to photos.)
  6. 6 of 6 Continue with more dough strips and more apple, working your way around in a spiral until you've used all apple and dough and you have one large flower filling pan. Brush apples with juice-butter mixture and bake on a lower oven rack for 10 min. Reduce temp to 350 degrees and bake 30 min, until apples are curled and beginning to crisp. Recipe courtesy of Victoria Granof.
Nutrition Information for Apple Blossom Pie
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Per Serving: 185 kcal cal., 2 g fiber, 29 g carb., 4 g sat. fat, 8 g Fat, total, 17 g sugar, 234 mg sodium, 1 g pro.