Get Inspired this Fall!
This stunning apple pie will give you all the feels for fall! This eye-catching dessert is perfect for your game-day party, luncheon, or holiday table! This sweet apple pie from Comfortably Domestic will bring out your creativity and get your taste buds tingling! (Get Inspired, Ranch Code No 10)
Wash the apples and pat dry. Slice each apple in half lengthwise, and then remove the core and seeds. Slice the apple halves lengthwise to 1/8-inch thick pieces. Place the apple slices into a large bowl. Sprinkle both sugars and cinnamon over the apples. Gently stir to coat. Let apples stand for 10 minutes.
Transfer the apples to a large skillet set over low heat. Simmer the apples, gently stirring periodically, to soften to the point that the slices are easily bent, but not soft to the point of breaking down—between 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the apples and all juices from the pan back to the large bowl to cool.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F
Once the apples are cool, begin to arrange the slices, cut side down, into the pastry lined pie plate. Working from the outer edge of the interior, arrange individual apple slices, skin side up, along the perimeter of the pie, positioning each new slice to cover about one-third of the apple slice immediately proceeding it.
Once the first row is complete around the interior, continue on with the next row around, overlapping slices as in the first row, and nesting each slice snugly against the row preceding it. Work toward the center of the pie with each subsequent row. Apple slices should be arranged in as dense a pattern as possible.
After the rows of apple slices have filled all but the center inch or so of the pie, prepare the center of the rose bud by tightly rolling one slice into a spiral. Wind another slice around that spiral, and continue with additional apple slices until the “rose bud” is large enough to fill the small gap of fruit in the very center of the pie. Carefully nestle the “rose bud” cut side down into the center of the pie.
Cover and reserve the juicy syrup remaining in the bowl from the apples; set the syrup aside. (Should be around 1/4 C. syrup.)
Bake at 425 degrees F for 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to 375 degrees and continue baking for 30 to 40 minutes or until apples are soft and crust is evenly browned. Remove the pie from the oven, setting it on a wire rack to cool.
Immediately brush all of the reserved syrup over the hot apple slices. Let the pie stand to completely cool before slicing.