whatscookinwednesday Recipes for various pies have been posted here before, each one more delicious than the one before, but my family thinks Texas Pepper Jelly’s Spicy Apple Pie is the best of all.

It’s certainly simple! And who can argue that pie isn’t the best dessert of all? Not my kids. They’d eat Spicy Apple Pie every night if they could.


Double pie crust (Make it yourself, or use refrigerated pie crust. Your family will be concentrating on what’s INSIDE the crust, with this recipe!)

8 large tart apples, peeled and sliced thin (Any apple pie is best when several varieties of tart apples are used. I like to use Granny Smith, Gala, and any kind of Delicious.)

1 cup sugar (I use Splenda.)

1 tablespoon cinnamon

4 tsp. butter

Dash salt (use real salt)

1/2 cup Apple Habanero Pepper Jelly (Use Apple Jalapeno if you dare!)

What to do:

Stretch one of the pie crusts over a deep-dish pie pan. In a large bowl, mix together everything else, and dump it into the pie pan. Cover with top crust, and crimp the edges.

Bake at 425 for twenty minutes; then lower temperature to 325 degrees and bake for another half hour. Remove pie and check the tenderness of the apples with a toothpick. If apples are not tender, return to oven for another fifteen minutes.

Serve hot, cold, or room temperature. It’s Spicy Apple Pie, and any way you serve it, it’s perfect.

If you have some vanilla ice cream, that goes well with pie, too. Some people like a slab of cheese with their apple pie.

However you like your pie, you’ll LOVE this pie!