Easier Than Apple Pie

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.

Easier Than Apple Pie

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


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust (from 15 ounce package)
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground
  • 4 cups thinly sliced peeled apples (about 4 medium)*
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

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


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Prepare crust as directed on package.
  3. Place on foil-lined 12-inch pizza pan. If necessary, press out any folds or creases.
  4. Brush crust with about 1/2 of the beaten egg white.
  5. Mix 3/4 cup sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon in medium bowl.
  6. Toss with apples.
  7. Spoon into center of crust, spreading to within 2 inches of edges.
  8. Fold 2-inch edge of crust up over apples, pleating or folding crust as needed.
  9. Brush crust with remaining egg white; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes or until apples are tender.
  11. Cool slightly before serving.

Yield: 8 servings | Prep: 15 min | Bake: 20 min

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.

Nutrition Information per serving: Calories: 243 Fat: 7 g Carbohydrates: 43 g Cholesterol: 3 mg Sodium: 115 mg Fiber: 1 g Protein: 2 g

Recipe and photo used with permission from: McCormick

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