Traditional Irish Apple Pie


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  • 1/2 batch Simply Perfect Pie Crust*
  • 8 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and grated
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 6 large egg whites

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an authentic Irish dish, Apple Amber. Pie crust filled with sweet apple filling and topped with an toasted meringue.

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  • Yield
    8 servings
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  • Cuisine
    Irish, European, American
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Roll out the pie dough to a few inches larger than your pie dish.
  3. Transfer the dough to the pie dish, trim off any excess, and crimp the edge. Par-bake the pie crust for 10 minutes.
  4. Place the grated apples and water in a large pot, cover, and cook over medium-low heat until tender (about 15 minutes).
  5. Whisk the yolks, 3/4 cup of the sugar, and lemon juice together in a small bowl, and stir the mixture into the cooked apples (off the heat).
  6. Transfer the apple filling to the prepared crust, and bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until the filling is set and the edges of the crust are golden.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. Whip the egg whites and remaining 1/4 cup of sugar together until the meringue holds stiff peaks.
  9. Spoon the meringue onto the cooled pie and brown with a brulee torch, or under the broiler for 3 to 5 minutes. 

    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories: 344
    • Fat Content: 7.6g
    • Cholesterol Content: 157mg
    • Sodium Content: 119mg
    • Carbohydrate Content: 68.2g
    • Fiber Content: 5.7g
    • Sugar Content: 54.9g
    • Protein Content: 6.1g