This recipe is a family favorite and uses our state’s famous Arkansas Black Apples.

If you can’t locate this regional apple, substitute Granny Smith or similar.


  • 6-7 medium sized Arkansas Black Apples peeled, cored and sliced into pie size pieces.
  • ½ cup firmly packed Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup granulated Sugar
  • 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. Allspice
  • (Optional – use 1-2 teaspoons Apple Pie spice instead of those listed above)
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh Harvest Red Apple Balsamic or Cinnamon Pear.
  • 1 tbsp. Milk
  • 1 box refrigerated Pie Crust (or make your own)



Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: brown sugar, granulated sugar, flour, salt and spices.  

In a large bowl, toss the prepared apples with the Balsamic Vinegar. Add the sugar mixture to the apples and stir to coat.

Line a pie dish with one of the pie crusts and fill with apple mixture.  Top with the remaining pie crust, pinching it with the bottom crust.

Brush the top of the crust with the milk.

Bake for 15 minutes.

Then, turn down the oven to 375 and bake for 30-45 minutes longer, or until the filling is golden and bubbly. 

Allow to cool 30 minutes before serving.


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