Gingerbread Apple Pie

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 8-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • MAKE THE CRUST: Sift together the flour, sugar, spices, salt, and baking powder.
  • Add the margarine one tablespoonful at a time and cut in with a pastry cutter, knife, or your fingertips.
  • Drizzle hte molasses and water over the dough, mixing with your fingertips until the crumbs of dough begin to cling together.
  • Set aside 1/2 cup of the dough. Gather together the rest of the dough and knead it into a ball. Press it evenly into the bottom and sides of a pie pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  • MAKE THE FILLING: While the crust bakes, combine in a mixing bowl all the filling ingredients except the tapioca starch.
  • Sprinkle the tapioca over the apple mixture and mix until the starch is dissolved.
  • ASSEMBLE THE PIE: Fill the pie crust with the apple mixture, and crumble the remaining 1/2 cup of dough over the filling.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 20 more minutes.
  • Remove the foil and bake 30 minutes more; the filling should be bubbling and the apples should be tender.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
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