Southwestern Green Apple Pie

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by the80srule

American as apple pie, but not as traditional! It's simple to make, and quite tart but tempered by the brown sugar...and kicked up a notch by these secret ingredients! The color this turns is also so cool too. Feel free to use a homemade spice blend and your own homemade pie crust or a storebought one (like those double-crust kits to bake on both the top and bottom.) Snickerdoodle cookie dough also makes a neat lattice on this!

Top Review by redwine

This is Delish !!! The only way to possibly improve this one is to serve it with a wedge of sharp cheddar cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and core the apples, and cut them into regular segments. Make sure that all pits, stems, seeds, and seed pods have been removed.
  2. Put the apple pieces into a heavy-bottomed saucepan (a must for easy dispersion with the brown sugar) along with the can of chiles, liquid and all,on medium heat.
  3. Add the brown sugar. It's okay if it's lumpy or hard because it's going to melt.
  4. Stir around until the sugar is mostly dissolved.
  5. Spice the mixture to your liking, preferably a teaspoon or two of apple pie spice and 1/4-1/2 tsp red cayenne -- more if you dare!
  6. Add the cornstarch and stir in well.
  7. Keep the heat on low and let simmer for about 5 minutes, and stir well again, it should have a nice thick glue-like consistency.
  8. Pour into the pie shell and pat down evenly. Add a lattice or top crust, bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes after topping.

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