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Oct 23, 2008 11:14 AM

"Different" Apple Pie Recipe

I'm looking for Apple Pie recipes that aren't necessarily traditional- maybe including pumpkin, chocolate, nuts, etc. Any hints? Thank you!

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  1. One of my Shaker cookbooks calls for a tsp of rose water as flavoring for a standard 6-apple 2 crust pie. Another has a custard pie using a cup of boiled cider, 4 eggs, 1/3 c sugar, 1/2 t salt, 1-1/2 c milk, 1 t vanilla in a 9" deep-dish crust. It gives a source for boiled cider, but no directions for DIY so you'd have to find out how much it is reduced.

    There are literally dozens of different apple pie recipes in THE APPLE KITCHEN COOKBOOK by Demetria Taylor. My paperback 1979 edition is from The International Apple INstitute, 6707 Old Dominion Drive, McLean VA 22101. Among them are Apple-Orange, Apple Honey Cream, and Apple-Date, among others.

    1. How about an Apple Pie Pizza? If you do a google search, you will find some recipes. Personally, I like my apple pies fairly traditional but I would think that chopped walnuts and maybe even dried cranberries or raisens might work.

      1. we frequently relace some or all of the sugar with fruit jams (I love fig) - you could probably use a pumpkin butter with good results too!

        1. My father's fave dessert: Apple Amber
          Add lemon zest to your filling and instead of a top do a merinque(sp?)

          It's awesome

          1. oh and I forgot - craisins, those dried cranberries