Chai Spice Apple Pie

Chai Spice Apple Pie

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Pastry for a 8 inch two-crust pie

6 Granny Smith apples, peeled , 2 thinly sliced 4 sliced in 1/4 inch slices, divided

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. cardamom

1/2 tsp. allspice

1/4 tsp. salt

juice from 1 lemon

1 tablespoon butter

2 tablespoons tapioca

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tablespoon heavy cream

sanding sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a saute pan add the 1/4 sliced apples, lemon juice, sugars, cinnamon, allspice, cardamom, salt and butter; saute until apples are just tender. Remove from heat allow to cool. Once cooled add to a large bowl along with the vanilla extract tapioca and remaining thinly sliced apples. Toss well to combine. Place in a lined 8 inch pie plate; cover with top crust. Crimp edges around pie. Brush with heavy cream and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Place on foil lined baking sheet and bake for about 50-60 minutes or until bubbly.

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