Culinary Challenge Honorable Mention: Best Take on Pie

Directions:

Cosmic Crisp® Apple Pie Pastry

Recipe by Denise McCrea, honorable mention for Best Take on Pie under the Kid Chef Category of the Culinary Challenge!

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper
  3. Place the chunks of apples, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamon, brown sugar and vanilla extract into a large bowl and mix until ingredients are covered.
  4. Place one sheet of phyllo pastry onto your prepared baking tray  then lightly brush with melted butter. Place the next sheet of pastry onto the melted butter brushed pastry sheet. Repeat the brushing of butter and placing of the next pastry sheet  until you have used the 6 sheets of phyllo.  Place the last pastry down but don’t brush the final sheet with butter.
  5. Put the apple filling into a line along the centre of the pastry  long ways  leaving a 1 inch gap at either end and 2-3 inches each side of the filling.  


Ingredients:

  • 3 Cosmic Crisp® apples peeled, cored and cut into small chunks 
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of cardamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 7 sheets ready rolled phyllo pastry
  • 3 tbsp butter (or margarine) melted