Monday, October 1, 2012

Candied Apple Pie

The fair starts this week! The girls and I are getting our thinking chef hats on this week preparing for the dishes we're entering in the various contests.

And as everyone in the family knows, I'm fairly pie challenged...and a complete glutton for punishment as I keep entering the pie contest each year.

This time around, I'm sharing one of my "tester pie" recipes with you completely inspired by our Iron Chef Mom party! Our featured ingredient this week was APPLES. Perfect for fall :)

Don't forget, you can also participate in Iron Chef Mom each week by linking your recipe with the featured ingredient to the link party. Our hostess this week is Mackenzie from Cheerios and Lattes.  You will also have a chance to vote for your favorite recipe from one of the Iron Chef Mom bloggers.

Candied Apple Pie

1 3/4 cups unsweetened apple juice
1/2 C cinnamon red hot candies
1/4 teaspoon red food coloring gel (use more of traditional food coloring)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 Granny Smith apples
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
Peel and core the apples. Slice thinly. I ran my apples through my apple peeler corer finger slicer. It made quick work of the apples. 

Combine 1 1/2 c apple juice, candies, food coloring, vanilla, and apples in a saucepot. Bring to a boil. Simmer until apples are tender, stirring frequently. If you don't stir enough, the candies begin sticking to the bottom of the pot.
 Combine remaining 1/4 cup apple juice and corn starch; stir into apple mixture, and cook until thickened. Remove from heat, and let cool.
Spread apple mixture into pie shell, and chill for several hours. Before serving, top with whipped topping and sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.

Iron Chef Mom Link Party!

The following blogs will be hosting the weekly Tuesday Link Party:

linked up at:
Iron Chef Mom ** Cowgirl Up ** TAsty Tuesdays ** Too Cute Tuesday ** Open Call ** Take A Look Tuesdays ** whimsy wednesday **wednesday whatsits ** Handy Man, Crafty Woman ** Work it Wednesdays ** Back 4 Seconds ** Creative Spark **Homemade by you **WILDLY ORIGINAL ** Mom on Time OUt **house of hepworths **Creative Things Thursday **Fantabulous Friday ** Keep Calm & Link Up **

The DIY Dreamer


  1. What a great twist on Apple Pie! I love that there are Red Hots in the ingredients! Great share! Pinning! Love Iron Chef Mom :O) Have a good night!

  2. That's a lovely idea - I;m always up for new apple recipes!


  3. Ok, this looks totally amazing!

  4. No way... Candied Apple Pie??? WOW!! I must try it!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  5. Wonderful idea, and it makes this pie look quite unique!:)

  6. This is so originally unique! Can truly say I have never thought of a pie with candied hearts. What a combination, and one of my favorite candies! Definitely putting this pie on my to do list! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Micki,
    Totally original and tasty looking :) Good luck with the pie contest. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share next week! Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. This looks dangerous Micki! :) Thanks so much for entering this last week in the Iron Chef Mom link-up/contest for Apples on Cheerios and Lattes! We look forward to your chocolate recipes this week! :)
    Mackenzie from the Iron Chef Mom Team ;)

  9. Micki, this looks so good! Red hots in pie? YUMM! Great idea! Thanks for joining the fun at Keep Calm and Link Up! Make sure to come back next Friday to see if you were featured!

    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net


Thanks and have a great day!