Green chile apple pie recipe

Green chiles for sale at the Santa Fe Farmers Market,  photo Steve Collins

Green chiles for sale at the Santa Fe Farmers Market, photo/Steve Collins

What’s better than a hot apple pie fresh out of the oven? A hot green chile apple pie fresh out of the oven. If you can get organic apples from a local orchard or farmers market, that’s the best. Sadly, this year the apple crop in Northern New Mexico was hit hard by a series of frosts when the trees were beginning to bud, so we didn’t get a big crop. Maybe your area was more fortunate and you have a bumper crop of local apples. The good news is that this is a great year for New Mexico chile. Green chile is often sold in the freezer case at your supermarket. If you don’t live in an area where you can find green chile in the supermarket, Berridge’s Farms’ The Hatch Chile Store, Hatch Chile Express and Bueno and other companies ship frozen roasted chiles anywhere in the USA. Our green chile apple pie  recipe makes a ten inch pie.

A green chile apple pie from Pie-O-Neer in pie town, photo Steve Collins

They serve green chile apple pie at the Pie-O-Neer in Pie Town, NM, photo/Steve Collins

Green chile apple pie recipe

1¾ cup all purpose flour
9 tablespoons well chilled butter (or a mixture of 2/3 butter and 1/3 lard or Crisco), cut into ¼-inch pieces
1/3 cup ice water (just enough to hold the pastry together)

Put the flour in the bowl of the food processor. Add the butter and pulse until you have a coarse consistency. While the processor is running, drizzle in just enough water for the pastry to hold together. Turn out onto a board and form into two balls. Wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cups apples, peeled, cored and sliced
½ cup green chile, roasted, peeled, seeds removed and diced

Preheat the oven to 375˚. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the sugar, flour and cinnamon. Add the sliced apples and diced green chiles. Toss so that the apples and chiles are well coated. Roll out the bottom crust to quarter-inch thickness, put into the bottom of a ten inch pie plate and add the filling. Roll out the top crust and put it on top of the pie. Crimp the top and bottom together and cut off any excess. Pierce two or three ventilation holes in the top crust. Put it into the oven and bake until the top is golden brown and filling is bubbling (about 45 minutes). Let it cool enough so you don’t burn your mouth, and enjoy this special New Mexico treat! Try it warm topped with your favorite vanilla ice cream.

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13 Responses to “Green chile apple pie recipe”

  1. Vera Marie Badertscher
    October 29, 2019 at 11:30 am #

    At the risk of starting a rebellion in my household for diverting from the tried and true-I want to bake this pie. Sounds great.
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    • Billie Frank
      October 29, 2019 at 3:20 pm #

      It is! Let us know how it turns out. And you can even cut a chile in it like they do at the Pie-o-Neer.

  2. Agness
    October 29, 2019 at 7:05 pm #

    As you probably remember, I’m not a big fan of spicy food. I guess I’m kinda allergic :(, but your apple pie looks so delicious. Would it taste as good without the green chile?
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    • Billie Frank
      October 30, 2019 at 7:06 am #

      It would. Steve bakes a mean apple pie. I think the secret is the brown sugar. And if you ad a scoop of vanilla ice cream it would cool down those chiles if it’s the heat that bothers you. If you’re allergic to them, that’s a different story. I guess you don’t eat hot food in China.

  3. Ami
    October 30, 2019 at 11:47 am #

    This looks kind of amazing! :)

    • Billie Frank
      October 31, 2019 at 4:06 pm #

      It is- but you can’t just check in. You have to be part of a group, conference etc. who books it for their event.

    • Billie Frank
      October 31, 2019 at 4:07 pm #

      Try it at home- you can even do it without the chiles.

  4. Dani
    October 30, 2019 at 4:33 pm #

    This recipe sounds delicious! We’ll have to make this when we’re back in the U.S. next year.

    • Billie Frank
      October 31, 2019 at 4:08 pm #

      You can bake it anywhere you have an oven and apples. It’s even great without the chile.

  5. Lance | Trips By Lance
    October 31, 2019 at 9:38 am #

    This looks awesome. I might have to consider ordering frozen chiles to be sent to Tennessee. I miss the food from New Mexico.

    • Billie Frank
      October 31, 2019 at 4:09 pm #

      And they’ll send them! Let us know how it turns out.

  6. Anders Lindberg
    August 20, 2019 at 12:40 pm #

    Last weekend I made this fantastic Green chile apple pie here in Skåne, south Sweden, in Europe. I had no problem finding a nice strong green chile over here and apples we have many. We were 10 of us enjoying this on a sunny Saturday around the outdoor pool together with a nice bottle of Rosé wine.

    • Billie Frank
      August 20, 2019 at 3:08 pm #

      Coming from a chef, this is a high compliment. Glad it was a success.

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