Apple Zapple Pie

3.75 avg. rating (76% score) - 4 votes

Apple Zapple Pie

Granny Smiths are the apple; applejack brandy, the zapple. Serve with hard sauce, ice cream, heavy cream, or cheddar cheese. –Sugar Hill Inn, Franconia, New Hampshire

Yield: Serves 8


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup applejack brandy or bourbon
  • 6 to 7 Granny Smith apples
  • Pastry for 2-crust 9-inch pie
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons butter
  • Sugar


Combine sugars, flour, spices, salt, molasses, and applejack together. Pare and core apples, slice thin, then add sugar mixture, stirring well. Fill bottom crust with apple mixture, dot with butter, and cover with top crust. Vent the top, sprinkle with sugar to sparkle, and bake in 400 degrees F oven for 50 minutes or until done.
  • I baked the pie an additional 15 minutes and Granny Smith’s were still crunchy. Flavor was “okay” but would not use Granny Smiths again to make a pie. Disappointing after all that work!


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