November Recipes

Autumn-Topped Apple Pie

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Apple Pie, topped with autumn themed pastry cutouts
Hands On:
25 minutes
Total Time:
32 minutes


  • ½ (15-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee ready-to-bake 9-inch pie crust (1 crust)
  • Row vodka
  • Food coloring gel, in various fall colors
  • 1 Hy-Vee large egg white
  • Turbinado cane sugar
  • 1 (46-oz.) Hy-Vee Bakery gourmet apple pie (10-in.)
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Preheat oven to 425°. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
Roll pie crust into a 12-inch round. Using cookie cutters or stencils, cut out desired leaf shapes. Place pastry leaves in a single layer on prepared baking sheet; set aside.
For brush-on colorings, for each desired color, stir together 2 tsp. vodka and 1 or 2 drops food coloring gel; brush onto pastry leaves. Beat 1 large egg white with a fork in a small bowl; brush over painted pastry leaves. Sprinkle with turbinado cane sugar.
Bake pastry leaves for 5 to 7 minutes or until bottom of dough pieces are lightly browned. Cool completely. Arrange baked leaves on top of pie, as desired.

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