(KUTV) Rustic Pomegranate Apple Pie, serves 8.
"Pies are easy and delicious! No fancy equipment is needed and this pie is actually made on a baking sheet with the crust folded over and on top of itself. Adding pomegranates brighten the color of this pie and gives it a perfect festive look. Serve this rustic pomegranate apple pie with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and enjoy!" - Chef Bryan Woolley
Ingredients for pie crust:
- 1 cup shortening
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup ice cold water
Ingredients for pie filling:
- 1 can prepared apple pie filling
- 1 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tbsp sugar
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- To make the pie crust, add the shortening, flour and salt to the bowl of your food processor. Pulse together until it resembles coarse “meal”.
- Add the one cup of ice cold water to the food processor and pulse just until the the mass begins to come together. It won’t form a ball but will be a crumbly dough mass.
- Dump the dough out onto a clean work surface and gently work the dough into a mass. Cut the dough in half and reserve the second half for another pie.
- To make the pie, flour your work surface and roll the dough into a round about 1/4 inch thick. Dust with flour as needed and make sure it doesn’t stick to the countertop as you are rolling it out.
- Fold the dough in half and transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet. Unfold the pie crust allowing it to lay flat on the baking sheet.
- In a large bowl add the prepared apple pie filling and pomegranate seeds, mix together.
- Transfer the filling to the center of the pie crust and fold the edges of the crust up and around the filling.
- Crack the egg into a bowl and whisk. Use your pastry brush to brush the crust with egg. Sprinkle with the pumpkin pie spice and sugar.
- Bake in your preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until the the crust is golden and filling is boiling.
- Remove from the oven, cool and serve with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Enjoy!
Chef Bryan Woolley is America’s longest consecutive-running TV chef. With almost three decades behind him, he continues to create culinary masterpieces for the home chef!