Friday, November 18, 2011

Cinnamon Apple Cookie Pie


Is your menu set for Thanksgiving yet? Mine was set a long time ago because I tend to keep it similar year to year... but as the last couple days approach I always feel I don't have enough and start thinking of what else I should add. Another vegetable? Another dessert? I always cook for an army and yet I never feel I have enough... the irony! 

If you're still looking for a dessert I'd suggest this pie. It was very tasty and honestly I'm quite proud of it. I had a pie crust to use up so I just started throwing things together and it resulted in this. The pie crust is topped with a cinnamon cookie, the cookie is then topped with soft cinnamon apples and swirled with peanut butter and chocolate chips. You can use any chips to stir in, caramel and butterscotch would be good too! I used peanut butter and chocolate since those are favorites for me, but use what you like. It had lots of contrast, but all the flavors went together. It would be perfect for Thanksgiving, it has all those warm flavors that are associated with the holiday.

Source: Stephanie Cooks Original

Ingredients:
1 pie crust (not deep dish- standard sized)

Cookie layer:
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon

Apple layer:
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced thin
1/4 cup apple cider
3 tbsp butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup, total, assorted chips (caramel, butterscotch, peanut butter, chocolate, etc.)

Directions:
1- Preheat the oven to 350.
2- Combine the melted butter with brown and white sugar, stirring well. Stir in the egg. Stir in the flour and cinnamon until well incorporated. Pour the cookie mix into the base of the pie crust and bake 20-25 minutes, until the top is set and a toothpick inserted into the cookie comes out mostly clean. Set aside.
3- In a small saucepan combine the apple slices, cider, butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Stir well. Cook over low heat until the apples soften. Then turn up the heat and keep cooking until the liquid thickens around the apples. Once done, set aside and allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Stir in the chips quickly and pour over the cookie.
4- Bake about 20 minutes, be sure to cover the crust of the pie do it doesn't burn.
5- Allow to cool, then serve. 

3 comments:

  1. I am quite impressed with this pie! It looks amazing and sounds delicious!

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  2. Nice job Steph! This looks delish, I love LOVE love apple pie:)

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