July 4th Dessert: Red Hot Cinnamon Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream

July 4th Dessert: Red Hot Cinnamon Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream

Apple pie is a traditional and much loved all-American dessert. While planning my July 4th party, I came up with a delicious variation to the old classic, Red Hot Cinnamon Apple Pie, served with creamy vanilla ice cream.

July 4th Dessert: Red Hot Cinnamon Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream

Cutting the top crust into varying shapes of stars makes for a beautiful and patriotic presentation on this tasty pie. I ramped up the spicy cinnamon flavor with this dessert and vanilla ice cream is the perfect companion to tone down the heat.

July 4th Dessert: Red Hot Cinnamon Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream

The red food coloring is optional but if you want the deep red as shown in the photographs, I would recommend adding just a bit so you don’t end up with a pink apple pie. Enjoy!

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Red Hot Cinnamon Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream

Yield: 1 pie

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

2 sheets of premade pie crust
2 cans apple pie filling
3 oz. cinnamon red hot candies
1/3 cup. water
egg wash (1 egg + 1 Tbsp. water)
sanding sugar
vanilla ice cream for serving
optional: red food coloring
optional: 1 Tbsp. butter cut into small pieces
tools needed: star cookie cutter in several sizes

Directions:

1. Preheat over to 375-f. Add the apple pie filling to a large mixing bowl and set aside.

2. In a saucepan, combine 2 ounces of the cinnamon candies with 1/3 cup of water and bring to a low simmer, stirring frequently. Once most of the candies have been disolved, remove from heat and pour through a fine mesh strainer. Add to the apple pie mixture.

3. Add one sheet of pie crust to a pie plate, pinching the edges as seen in the photographs if desired for presentation. Add the apple filling to the pie crust. Sprinkle the top with remaining cinnamon candies. If desired you can dot the top of the pie with 1 Tbsp. of butter, cut into small pieces.

4. Lay out remaining pie crust and cut a variety of star shapes using cookie cutters. Add to the top of the pie. Brush with an egg wash and sprinkle with sanding sugar.

5. Bake for 30-40 minutes, checking half way through. If the edges of your pie are getting too brown, drape the edges with strips of tin foil and continue baking until the stars are golden brown. Let cool and serve with vanilla ice cream.

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5 Responses to “July 4th Dessert: Red Hot Cinnamon Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream”

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    Vicki Hale — June 22, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Hi! How are you doing today? I was out in the heat this morning, so now I am enjoying the air conditioning! Talk about heat… this pie sounds like it might have a little heat to it! Love red hots and I think this pie is just lovely! Thank you. Vicki I Pinned it!

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    Tammy S — June 23, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I have got to make this for my sister. Red hot’s are one of her favorite candies. Thanks for the great recipe!

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    Cindy B — June 24, 2013 at 3:00 am

    This sounds amazing, thanks!

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