PreparationPreheat oven to 375°. Always place the aluminum pie crust pan down into a regular metal pan. This will provide the support it needs.
Remove the plastic from the pie shell and brush the graham cracker with beaten egg. Bake for 5 – 6 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Zest the lemon then juice it into the zest and set aside.
Peel the apples, cut down the center and using a melon ball-er, core the apple halves.
Using a mandolin carefully, slice into thin slices and toss with the lemon juice and zest. (or instead, toss with ¼ cup of triple sec orange)
Now fix the pudding according to box directions except use only 1½ cups of milk instead of the full 2 cups.
Stack a layer of apple with a few spoonfuls of pudding and repeat until all is used.
Invert the plastic on top of pie to serve as a lid and refrigerate at least overnight. This allows the flavors to blend.
This is not intended to be a super sweet desert. The original recipes called for apples to be grated into sherry, then baked into a firm custard. This is a lighter and faster way to make a unique pie that has a ready made history for conversation.
What an impressive way to serve your special someone.
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