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Apple Breakfast Pie

Updated on September 2, 2013
Apple Breakfast Pie with Golden Raisins
Apple Breakfast Pie with Golden Raisins | Source

Breakfast or Brunch Recipe

As I began scouring the cupboards for breakfast ingredients, I noticed I was short a few. My brain began to scramble for a recipe I could make for brunch. I came across a ready-made pie crust sitting in the freezer and a light bulb brightened over my head. Apple Breakfast Pie. The recipe is very simple, ingredients are on hand for any baker, and living in New England in the fall, I always have apples on hand. The following recipe calls for one pie crust, but I tend to make both crusts. There never seems to be any leftovers by the days end.

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  • 4 cups Apple, peeled, cored, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon, or Apple Pie Spice
  • 1/4 cup Sugar, + 1 tablespoon
  • 1/4 cup Golden Raisins
  • 1 Frozen Pie Crust, thawed
  • 1 Tsp. Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Egg White, beaten
  • 1 TSp. Water, for egg white

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Serves 8 people

Additional Items Needed

  • 1 12 to 14 inch pizza pan or stone
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Pastry Brush
  • Small cup
  • Medium Mixing Bowl

Pie Crust

  1. Remove pre-made, frozen pie crust from freezer. Thaw out as directed on the package. If thawed in refrigerator, remove from refrigerator and bring rolled crust to room temperature. Usually takes 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. In this amount of time, 15 to 20 minutes, you can prepare the filling and have it ready for baking.

Prepping Apples

Core and Slice Apples
Core and Slice Apples | Source

Have 3 to 4 Apples Handy

I tend to use Gala apples for my baking, but you can use any kind of apple for this.

  1. Peel all apples you will need. Core and slice apples very thinly to make 4 cups.
  2. Place apple slices in a medium size bowl. If this recipe will be used for a later time, sprinkle 1 teaspoon of lemon juice on apples. This will preserve to apples' color.

I use an apple cutter and corer to help me with slicing apples. I find it much quicker and easier to do it this way due to cooking with stiff hands. I use a tomato slicing knife to get apple slices very thin. The apples will need to cook within the 20 minutes it takes to cook the pie crust.

Apple Slices with Cinnamon and Raisins
Apple Slices with Cinnamon and Raisins | Source

Tossing Apples

  1. Place cornstarch, sugar, cinnamon or apple spice, and golden raisins in the bowl with the sliced apples
  2. Toss them gently to mix all ingredients.
  3. Set aside; letting the sugar and dissolve with the apple juices.

Apple and Raisin Filling on Dough
Apple and Raisin Filling on Dough | Source
Breakfast Pie Ready for Oven
Breakfast Pie Ready for Oven | Source

Filling the Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Cut 1 to 2 pieces of aluminum foil that will fit in or on your pizza pan or pizza stone.
  3. Unroll thawed pie crust dough onto ungreased foil.
  4. If needed, remove all ripples in dough with a rolling pin. You can also roll dough out to a 10 inch circle depending how the pie dough is shaped. Be careful not to get the pie crust dough too thin.
  5. Starting in the center of the dough, begin to spoon apples and raisins onto pie crust dough. Spread until 1 1/2 to 2 inches from all sides.
  6. Beat 1 egg white with 1 teaspoon of water until foamy. Using a pastry brush, spread beaten egg white all along the border of crust.
  7. Lift dough up at the top border and slowly pull up to apples, but do not go over them very far. You need to make a fold so that the edge will continue all the way around the apple filling circle.
  8. Ever time you make a fold in the border dough, brush it with the egg white mix.
  9. Once you have the "crust" made around the apples, take the egg brush and dip it into the egg whites and then use it in the apple bowl to pick up residual spices and juices. Brush this on to the outer crust ring.
  10. Pick up the foil carefully and place in your pizza pan or on the pizza stone.
  11. Bake for 20 minutes or until crust is a golden brown and apple juices are bubbly.
  12. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Remove pie from tin foil and place on a serving dish.
  13. Sprinkle with a bit of powdered sugar before cutting, if desired. Cut this just like you would a pizza.

End Result

Piping Hot and Ready to Serve.
Piping Hot and Ready to Serve. | Source

For Eight Servings

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 153
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 27 g9%
Sugar 15 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 103 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Additional Information on Nutrition

This recipe also has:

  • Saturated Fat .8g 4%
  • Trans Fat .0 g
  • Total Carbohydrates 26.8g 9%
  • Vitamin A 1%
  • Vitamin C 4%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 3%

* Based on a 2,000 calorie Diet

© 2013 Susan McLeish


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      Susan McLeish 4 years ago from Rindge, NH

      Glad you enjoyed the recipe Susan Rand.

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      Susan Rand 4 years ago

      This is a great way to serve apples for any meal..Top with whipped cream or ice cream Yummy !!!!!

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      Susan McLeish 4 years ago from Rindge, NH

      thanks jtrader. Soon as the transporter is built, I will send your slice right away!

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      jtrader 4 years ago

      I could do with a slice of pie right now. Voted up!

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      Susan McLeish 4 years ago from Rindge, NH

      peachpurple= This recipe always gets me hungry. I just have to fight for a piece when it comes out!

      clairewait= The English language is such a quirky thing. Love it!

      MonaC561= Thank you.

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      MonaC561 4 years ago

      Looks amazing!

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      clairewait 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thought you might get a kick out of this (I did):

      Voting up on this Hub, by the way. You're cool.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      making me hungry again

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      Susan McLeish 4 years ago from Rindge, NH

      Yes, clairewait, yes it would.

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      clairewait 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Looks delish. Quick note, frozen pie crust "dethawed..." Wouldn't that mean still frozen? :)

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      Susan McLeish 4 years ago from Rindge, NH

      Thank you Ceres & IslandBites.

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      IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Nice recipe.

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      Wow this apple pie recipe looks really good and delicious. The images make the pie look so yummy. Now I want to have some.

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      Susan McLeish 4 years ago from Rindge, NH

      Thanks Annie. I went to grab a second piece yesterday and the serving dish was already cleaned and put away.

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      wabash annie 4 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      Another awesome hub ... can't wait to try the recipe. Thanks much!