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Apple and Dried-Fruit Spice Pie

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“This mincemeat-like pie was found in Sunset Best Recipes 2010. Preparation time does not include the time needed for the finished pie to cool.”
1hr 55mins
1 large deep dish pie

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F with an oven rack in lowest position.
  2. Working in 2 batches, & using a food processor, pulse apples into pea-size pieces, then transfer the apples to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Put cherries, cranberries & raisins in food processor & whirl just until fruit starts to break up, then add this fruit mixture to the apples.
  4. Stir in currants, spices, salt, zests, sugars, cornstarch (& rum, if using it).
  5. Pour this mixture into a 9.5-inch deep dish pie pan with a bottom crust in it.
  6. Prepare a lattice top with 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch wide dough strips & complete a lattice top using them.
  7. Trip excess dough flush with edge of the pie pan, then use floured fingers to press edge of pie & seal strips to bottom edge.
  8. Bake about 1 1/2 hours, or until golden brown & bubbling, & if necessary, put a a drip pan under the pie for the last 30 minutes.
  9. Cool to room temperature before serving. Refrigerate any leftovers.

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