Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Pie Recipes #246 - Harvest Pie Recipe

Here's a delicious and unique pie recipe to try - filled with delights such as apples, cranberries, walnuts and lots of spices. Delicious!

2 homemade or pre-prepared pie crusts
5-6 Granny Smith apples
1-2 Cortland (or other red) apples
1 tablespoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1 cup fresh cranberries (frozen would also work fine here)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
few drops vanilla
1/4 cup half and half (to brush top of pie)
2-3 tablespoons white sugar (for sprinkling)

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Wash, peel and core apples. Slice into half inch thick slices and mix both kinds of apples together. Sprinkle with lemon juice.

Combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg. Sprinkle a few drops (not too much) of vanilla over brown sugar.

Spread apple slices inside bottom pie shell and top with remaining ingredients evenly (except for white sugar and half and half).

Cut second pie crust into strips and twist into a spiral; lay across top of pie to make a decorative top crust. Brush with half and half (half milk, half cream). Sprinkle with granulated white sugar across top of pie.

Bake in preheated oven at 425°F for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 and continue cooking for another 30 minutes or until is golden brown and filling is bubbly.

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