Pink Adobe Apple Pie

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a replica of a famous dessert served at a restaurant in Santa Fe. The recipe appears long, but includes directions for a 9 inch double crust pie and an optional sauce. You can save time by buying premade crust and skipping the sauce. The pie is a delicious blend of apples, spices, nuts and raisins. It's a local favorite in West Texas and New Mexico.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400° (you'll reduce to 350°F.).
  2. Mix flour, shortening, and salt together, until dough resembles course meal.
  3. Add water a little at a time until dough sticks together.
  4. Divide dough in half and roll out and line the bottom of a nine inch pie plate.
  5. Fill with apples and sprinkle with cinnamon, lemon juice, and nutmeg.
  6. Spread 1/2 cup sugar and raisins over apples.
  7. Mix brown sugar with flour and spread over whole mixture.
  8. Sprinkle with nuts and dot with melted butter.
  9. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup water.
  10. Roll out remaining dough and seal edges and flute.
  11. Brush with milk.
  12. Bake at 400° F.
  13. for 10 minutes, then reduce to 350° F.
  14. and bake for 30 more minutes.
  15. May cover edges with foil if they brown too quickly.
  16. While pie is baking prepare sauce: In a sauce pan melt butter and mix with water.
  17. Remove from heat and mix in sugr and brandy, may add more water if too thick.
  18. Serve sauce over pie.
Most Helpful

Out of this world! The sauce needs more rum though. I would just sub the water with rum and then thin some more, if necessary. Oh, and more cinnamon in the pie, too.

rosslare February 08, 2014

What an amazingly flavorful apple pie! The filling tastes almost like mincemeat. I didn't make the sauce or add the raisins (at my guys' request), but next time I will. This is definitely worth the work. Made for Think Pink 2009.

Chocolatl October 06, 2009

I made this recipe in the Zaar's tag game in support of breast cancer awareness... Think Pink. This was the best apple pie I believe I've ever eaten. I happened to make it on a day when I had company... not a piece left over! It was delicious! Some stated they couldn't taste the rum in the sauce, so I believe I may increase it a bit next time... However, it is well worth the time... I also cheated and did make mine with the premade crust. Thanks Dawn!

Connie C. October 26, 2008