Brandy Apple Pie

Recipe by weekend cooker

Great filling that is balanced out with a buttery crust, making for a delightful treat.

Top Review by awalde

This is really a luxury pie. I prepared all as described except of the brandy as I used wine brandy instead of apple brandy which I don't have.<br/>I prepared the crust, placed on the balcony to chill (it's winter), placed the raisins in a small pot with the brandy and begun to prepare the apples and the flour/sugar/spices mix. As I was finished I rolled out the dough and proceded as described,<br/>All was perfect the taste aweasome and really pretty. <br/>I have still apples from the garden and I love to try different pies. Your pie is really top and I can recommend it! Thaks a lot for this post!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine the 2 1/3 cups of flour, and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly.
  2. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until a ball forms.
  3. Divide dough in half, so that one portion is slightly larger than the other, wrap each in plastic wrap.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  5. In a small saucepan, over low heat, cook raisins in brandy for 13-15 minutes or until raisins are plump. Strain reserving liquid, and set raisins aside.
  6. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Add the apples, lemon juice, raisins, and 1/2 teaspoon of the reserved liquid in the previous step.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll out larger portion of dough to fit in a 9 inch pie plate.
  8. Transfer pastry to pie plate.
  9. Trim pastry even with the edges, then add apple filling, and dot with butter.
  10. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie, and place over the filling.
  11. Trim, seal, and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry, and cover edges loosely with foil.
  12. Bake at 400 degrees for 45-55 minutes or until bubbly.
  13. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.

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