4th of July Apple Pie with a Twist
4th of July Apple Pie with a Twist
    For the Surprise Layer:
    For the Apple Pie Filling:
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle one pie shell with tablespoon of sugar. Bake for 15 minutes or until crust is lightly golden brown. (If bubbles form in pie shell during baking process, gently poke with knife or fork to deflate.) Remove from oven and set aside. In a bowl, mix together “surprise” layer ingredients until well blended. Spread onto bottom of baked pie shell. Refrigerate. In a large microwave-safe bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Microwave until soft, about 3-4 minutes. Add sugar, vanilla, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Mix well to incorporate into apples. Pour apple mixture over walnut layer. Dot with butter. Form unbaked pastry shell over filling. Seal the edges. Brush top with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Cut slits in pastry. Place pie on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Bake for 35 minutes or until top is golden brown.