Easier Than Apple Pie Recipe

This free-form apple dessert (often referred to as a rustic tart) is super easy because it starts with a refrigerated pie crust. Boost the antioxidant content even further by adding 1/4 cup dried cranberries or dried cherries to the fruit mixture.
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  • 1 refrigerated pie crust (from 15-ounce package)
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground
  • 4 cups thinly sliced peeled apples (about 4 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
15 mins
20 mins

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare crust as directed on package. Place on foil-lined 12-inch pizza pan. If necessary, press out any folds or creases. Brush crust with about 1/2 of the beaten egg white.

2. Mix 3/4 cup sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon in medium bowl. Toss with apples. Spoon into center of crust, spreading to within 2 inches of edges. Fold 2-inch edge of crust up over apples, pleating or folding crust as needed. Brush crust with remaining egg white; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar.

3. Bake 20 minutes or until apples are tender. Cool slightly before serving.

Test Kitchen Tips:

  • For best results, use Gala, Granny Smith or Braeburn apples.


  • Try adding 1/4 cup raisins, dried cranberries or dried cherries to the fruit mixture.


Spiced Easier Than Apple Pie: Prepare as directed. Use 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pumpkin Pie Spice or 1 teaspoon McCormick® Apple Pie Spice in place of the cinnamon.

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Nutrition (per serving)
Calories: 243 Calories
Fat: 7 Grams
Protein: 2 Grams
Cholesterol: 3 Milligrams
Carbohydrates: 43 Grams
Sodium: 115 Milligrams
Fiber: 1 Grams

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