Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins
Top this off with cinnamon ice cream.....
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup applesauce
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice (unless the applesauce is tart)
- 1 9 inch pie shell
- Mix all of the ingredients.
- Pour into a 9" pie shell and bake in a 350 degree oven or 45 minutes.
I think one c. of sugar is much too much. The first try was way too sweet. I'm going to try 1/2 c. of sugar and more lemon juice.
I was looking for a use for my abundance of homemade applesauce and really liked this recipe. However, it didn't quite fill up a 9-inch pie crush. I think I would do 1 1/2 times the recipe next time. I also added a sprinkle of cinnamon to the filling. It tastes like an apple pie custard - very yummy!
I accumulated too much applesauce and couldn't figure out what to do with it! So I googled applesauce pie and this was the first recipe that popped up. This recipe is delightful! My boyfriend loves this pie so much he goes out of his way to buy unsweetened applesauce from the store and sets it in the middle of the fridge as a reminder for me that to make another one.<br/><br/>It seems the filling size has been questionable in some previous reviews, so I will tell you the 3 methods of crust I've used with this filling:<br/><br/>1.) 1 9" homemade pie crust - the filling is the perfect amount for one 9" homemade pie crust.<br/>2.) Great Value frozen crusts (They come in a 2 pack) I ended up having to pour 1/2 the filling into both crusts because they were not as deep as my normal-sized homemade crust.<br/>3.) 1 9" deep dish homemade pie crust - I had to double the recipe, filled the deep dish up perfectly.<br/><br/>One time I ran out of vanilla extract and substituted a tablespoon of pure honey. It tasted so good, it really brought out the natural flavors of the apple.<br/><br/>Instead of cutting back on the sugar I added a teaspoon of ground cinnamon, it gives the filling a lovely "homemade" color, not to mention apples and cinnamon go together like peanut butter and jelly. This pie is quick and easy to make, I recommend it for beginning cooks and cooks who end up spending more time on the main course and run out of time for dessert (that would be me, lol!).<br/><br/>Also goes well with Cool Whip.