My Midwest Kitchen: Busch Light Apple Pie

Welcome to My Midwest Kitchen where the counter top might be messy, but no one goes home hungry.

When Busch beer launched their new apple flavor I was skeptical to say the least. Typically apple flavored beers and ciders are pretty sweet and syrupy, and I didn’t know how “beer” flavored this new canned beverage would be.

I tried it for the first time while unloading my car at the lake, and immediately drove to the nearest town to buy another case knowing full well my family would drink through it at lightning speed. Which we did.

My first thought when it hit my taste buds was, “I need to make this into a pie”. Not a normal thought process to have, but that’s how my brain works.

I did a little experimentation, did a taste test with some coworkers, and came to this conclusion for a recipe. Here is how to turn Busch Light Apple into a pie.


  • 1 can of Busch Light Apple
  • 3 medium-large Granny Smith Apples (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp of brown sugar
  • 1 heaping tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of corn starch
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 2 pie crusts (I use pre-made store bought)
  • 1 tsp of melted butter for brushing the edges of the crust
  1. Preheat oven to 350, and add bottom crust to greased pie pan. Pre-bake bottom shell for 6-7 minutes.
  2. In a sauce pan over medium heat, slowly bring Busch Light Apple to a low boil. Once thick foam forms on the surface, add in 1 cup of white sugar, stir to dissolve.
  3. Once the sugar is fully dissolved, add in the peeled an sliced apples, and lemon juice, cook until softened. Once at desired texture, turn heat to low add in the brown sugar and cinnamon and stir to combine.
  4. When sugar is melted, add in corn starch to thicken. Stir well.
  5. Add pie mixture to bottom crust spoonful by spoonful, pouring excess liquid into a separate container for use over ice cream, or another dessert.
  6. Add top pie crust ensuring it is vented to avoid a pie explosion. Brush edges with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar if desired. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Let cool, and serve with whipped cream and Busch Light Apple.

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