Candied Apple Pie
This apple pie will take you back to your childhood and fun times at an amusement park or country fair with its old-fashioned cinnamon red candied apple flavor.
1 (9-inch) baked pie shell
1 3/4 cups unsweetened apple juice - divided use
3/4 cup hard cinnamon-flavored candy (not "red hots" which will impart a waxy residue)
1/4 teaspoon red food coloring
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 Granny Smith apples (or other tart green apples), peeled and sliced thinly
3 tablespoons cornstarch
Non-dairy whipped topping (optional)
- Combine 1 1/2 cups apple juice, candies, food coloring, vanilla, and apples in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Simmer until apples are tender, stirring frequently.
- Combine remaining 1/4 cup apple juice and corn starch; stir into apple mixture, and cook until thickened. Remove from heat, and let cool.
- Spread apple mixture into baked pie shell, and chill for several hours.
- Serve with whipped topping, if desired.
Makes 8 servings.