This is a very refreshing pie - perfect for summer barbecues. The combination of citrus and fresh apple flavors makes it sweet and an excellent alternative to the more fattening desserts. It takes a little time, but it is worth it!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 45 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
2 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line a 9 inch pie pan with one of the pie crusts, and chill at least 20 minutes before baking to prevent shrinkage. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Line pastry with a double layer of aluminum foil and a layer of pie weights or dried beans. Bake in the preheated oven until edge of crust is golden, about 10 minutes. Carefully remove the foil and weights and bake until the crust has set, about 5 minutes more. Let cool.

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  • Bring the water and honey to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Stir in the orange slices, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer 30 minutes, then drain, reserving the orange slices. Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and ginger in a mixing bowl. Toss the apples with the sugar mixture; set aside.

  • Spread 1/3 of the orange slices into the bottom of the pie crust, then top with 1/3 of the sweetened apples. Form 4 more layers with the apples and oranges, then place the second pie crust on top of the pie. Crimp the edges, then cut 3 slits into the top of the pie. Brush the crust with half of the melted butter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the top crust is flaky and golden, about 1 hour. Remove the pie from the oven, and brush with the remaining butter; sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

539 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 92.7g 30% DV; fat 19.5g 30% DV; cholesterol 11.4mg 4% DV; sodium 270.7mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2009
This is apple pie brings to your senses and taste buds a surprisingly refreshing apple pie flavor with just a hint of sweetness. Not heavy like some apple pies can be. Even the little ones loved it. Perfect for picnics or summertime pot lucks. It does take a bit more time to make but it is so worth it. Read More
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/20/2010
This pie turned out runny. I think it was because of the oranges. I suggest trying to add some flour in with the apple mixture to help thicken it up. The flavor wasn't that good to me either but to each their own. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2009
This is apple pie brings to your senses and taste buds a surprisingly refreshing apple pie flavor with just a hint of sweetness. Not heavy like some apple pies can be. Even the little ones loved it. Perfect for picnics or summertime pot lucks. It does take a bit more time to make but it is so worth it. Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
01/20/2010
This pie turned out runny. I think it was because of the oranges. I suggest trying to add some flour in with the apple mixture to help thicken it up. The flavor wasn't that good to me either but to each their own. Read More
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