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Christmas Apple Pie

Festive take on apple pie, adding berry jelly and decorative pie crust.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time2 hrs 55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Angela Roberts


  • !Pie Dough
  • 8 cups sliced granny smith apples
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons instant tapioca
  • 1/2 cup berry jelly or 1/2 cup homemade cranberry sauce
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • raw sugar or colored sugar for garnish


  • Prepare pie crust, wrap in plastic, refrigerate for one hour.
  • Mix sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves together.
  • Peel, slice apples.
  • Toss apples in lemon juice.
  • Sprinkle with the flavored sugar. Toss and mix well. Allow to sit out for 30 minutes.
  • Toss with jelly.If you have time, refrigerate overnight.
  • Roll out pie dough and put bottom in pie pan. Use a fork to pierce bottom in several places.
  • Put in freezer while making the decorative cut outs.
  • Roll remaining pie dough. Cut out Christmas tree shapes.
  • Freeze for ten minutes. This is not necessary, but makes placement easier.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Assemble:
  • Put apples into pie pan. Cover with Christmas trees.
  • Brush with milk,
  • Sprinkle raw sugar or colored sugar.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes at 400 degrees F.