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Easy Rustic Apple Pie

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 This Rustic Apple Pie is one of the best apple desserts that can definitely be enjoyed by everyone.

I love making desserts that others just rave about all the time. This Rustic Apple Pie is one of those desserts.

I had seen an episode of Food Network where Giada made small versions of this and I knew I wanted to try it on a larger scale.

How to Make Rustic Apple Pie

For starters, you need a pie crust. You can make my homemade pie crust or you can totally be like me and cut corners and use store-bought instead. All you need to do is unroll the pie crust and lay it out on a cookie sheet.

Next, take your 4 large apples and peel them. Then, once peeled, be sure and core them and then slice into 1/4″ slices. Place them in a bowl and toss with the cinnamon, sugar, and cornstarch mix.

I use an apple and potato slicer to cut my apple slices uniform. I like the way that they look in the pan. You can get one on Amazon for around $10 or so.

Once you get it all mixed up, place the apples into the center of the pie shell. Be sure to leave about an inch edge around the whole thing. Pile the apples up in the middle of the pie crust.

Now, take the edges and pull up around the apples. You will be creating a bucket-like shape around your apples. This will hold in all the juices and create the perfect pie crust for your Rustic Apple Pie.

Brush the crust with egg wash and then sprinkle with Turbinado sugar. Add 4 tablespoons of butter to the top in pats. Bake in a 400-degree oven for 40 minutes or until the apples are tender and the crust is browned.

Once it comes out of the oven, top with Torani Caramel Sauce for the perfect caramel apple flavor.

This pie is so delicious! You can serve it as dessert while sipping on some delicious homemade hot chocolate.

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What is your favorite rustic dessert?

Yield: 12 slices

Rustic Apple Pie

Rustic Apple Pie

This rustic apple pie is perfect for any gathering -- or just for a night when you need a comfort dessert.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 package of refrigerated pie dough
  • 4 large apples ( I used Golden delicious but any apple would do fine)
  • 1/4 cup sugar + 2 teaspoons (divided)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoon butter, cubed
  • 1 egg, beaten + 1 tablespoon of water for egg wash


  1. Position an oven rack in the bottom 1/3 of the oven, and preheat the oven to 400°F.

For the filling

  1. Peel and core the apples.
  2. Cut the apples into 1/8-1/4-inch-thick slices.
  3. Transfer the slices to the large bowl.
  4. Sprinkle the sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch over the apples.
  5. Using the wooden spoon, gently stir the fruit until it is evenly coated with the sugar mixture.

Assemble the pie

  1. Remove the rolled-out pie dough from the box and lay it on a cookie sheet. Spoon the apple filling onto the circle, piling apples on each other if necessary. Leave a 1-2-inch-wide border uncovered around the edge of the dough.
  2. Fold the border up and over the filling, gathering the dough into pleats so it fits snugly around the fruit .The center of the pie will be open.

Finish and bake the pie

  1. Brush the pleated dough edges with egg wash, then sprinkle them with the sugar.
  2. Bake for 40 minutes, until the crust is a deep golden brown and the fruit is juicy and bubbling.
  3. Once the pie is finished baking, use a metal spatula to lift the pie slightly and transfer to a serving dish.
  4. Serve warm with a big scoop of ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g

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