Apple and Dried Fruit Lattice Pie
- 1 14 -ounce box refrigerated pie dough
- All-purpose flour, for dusting
- 2 pounds crisp apples (such as Granny Smith or Gala)
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1 cup pitted dried plums
- 1 cup dried figs
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon instant tapioca
- 2 teaspoons orange-flavored liqueur or apple brandy
- 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 large egg, beaten
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out 1 piece of dough into a 12-inch round on a lightly floured surface. Ease into a 9-inch pie plate; chill until ready to use.
Make the filling: Peel and chop the apples. Pulse the apples, raisins, and dried plums, figs and cherries in a food processor until chunky. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with the sugar, tapioca, orange liqueur, lemon zest, cinnamon, salt and allspice. Spoon into the crust and dot with the butter.
Roll out the second piece of dough into a 12-inch round on a lightly floured surface. Cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips with a knife. Arrange half of the strips in parallel rows over the filling, about 1/2 inch apart. Working with 1 strip at a time, arrange the remaining strips perpendicular to the first ones, weaving the strips over and under, to form a lattice. Fold the overhanging dough under itself and crimp the edge with your fingers. Brush the lattice crust with the beaten egg.
Put the pie on a rimmed baking sheet and transfer to the oven; bake until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbly, about 1 hour. (Cover the edge with foil if it is browning too quickly.) Transfer to a rack and let cool until set, about 3 hours.
Photograph by Johnny Miller
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