Breakfast Apple Pie

Recipe by Lynne the Pirate Queen

This is a pie served at the Old Granite Inn in Rockland, Maine. I haven't tried it yet, but as soon as I found it on another site I knew I had to share it. Maple syrup and cornflakes make for an interesting twist on a familiar favorite.

Top Review by SoupCookie

This was very delicious! I added 1/4 cup rolled oats to the topping just to enhance its perfection. I will use this topping for other pie recipes. My cornflakes ended up being mushy so I don't think i'll add them in next time. I may just try this mixed with some rhubarb next time :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (9 inch) pie crusts, baked
  • 1 cup corn flakes
  • 5 large tart apples (unpeeled and sliced thin)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 34 cup flour
  • 12 cup sugar (either white or brown sugar is fine)
  • 7 tablespoons butter, in small pieces
  • 12 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place cornflakes into pie shell.
  2. Sprinkle apple slices with maple syrup, and add on top of cornflakes.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, butter and cinnamon in a small bowl. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles irregular bread crumbs. Sprinkle the crumbs evenly over the apple slices.
  4. Bake pie for 10 minutes at 450 degrees, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue to bake for about 35 minutes or until apples are tender and bubbling. Serve warm.

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