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Great Grains pecan apple pie recipe

Crunchy Apple Pecan Pie

Gear up for the holiday season with a crowd-pleasing, comforting holiday pie recipe – apple pecan pie with a crunchy topping made with Great Grains® cereal. Snag the full recipe below and enjoy!

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10 mins
prep time
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1 hr 1 min
total time


Crunchy Apple Pecan Pie

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 1 minute


  • 3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 3 Granny Smith apples peeled, cut into thin slices
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples peeled, cut into thin slices
  • 4 cups Great Grains® Raisins, Dates & Pecans™ cereal divided
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 frozen deep-dish pie crust (9 inch) thawed


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large skillet on medium heat. Add apples; toss to coat. Cover with lid; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring frequently.
  • Add 2 cups of the cereal, the sugar and cinnamon to the apples; mix lightly.
  • Spoon apple filling mixture into pie crust; level top with back of spoon. Cover with remaining 2 cups Great Grains cereal. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter; drizzle over cereal.
  • Bake 45 minutes or until crust and top of pie are lightly browned, covering loosely with foil after 30 minutes.

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