Dried Apple Pie

This recipe is so so so good.  And so easy.  You’ll want one before you’re done reading – and the good news: You can make your own!

Here’s what you’re going for:wp_20150329_042


And here’s how you get there:

wp_20150329_017-2I make my pastry from the Housekeeping in Old Virginia book, because it’s so darn fun to read.

  • 3 cups dried apples
  • 2 12 cups apple cider, or orange juice
  • your favorite recipe for pastry for a double-crust 9-inch pie
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon – I use a lot less, since it’s not my favorite.
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 14 teaspoon nutmeg – my favorite, so I use more!  And I add allspice, too.  And cloves if I feel like it.
  • 14 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat juice or cider to a boil and pour over dried apples; let stand for 1 hour.
  2. Cook apples in juice for 10 to 15 minutes or till tender.
  3. Stir remaining ingredients together.
  4. Add to apples and mix well.
  5. Put prepared pie crust in a 9-inch pie pan.
  6. Pour prepared apple mixture into crust.
  7. Top with 2nd crust.
  8. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
  9. Bake at 400° for 50 minutes or till done.