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Chili-Apple Pie; Too weird?

I saw this recipe in the new york times this week. Am thinking of making it, but wondering if my family will throw a fit that I ruined a perfectly good apple pie. Has anyone tasted such a thing?

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/17/din...

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  1. i did see that recipe! if your family doesn't like change or innovation, perhaps make 2 pies, with 1 traditional apple, or just save the new recipe for another time. i think it sounds pretty cool.

    i also like the looks of the butter pie. however, talk of pie milkshakes kinda grossed me out.

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    1. re: hotoynoodle

      just to clarify, I wasn't planning on doing this for Thanksgiving, just for the four of us. I was still thinking of doing two though!

      1. re: hotoynoodle

        Yes, or if there is another dessert (as poster mentioned below) then I think it's fine. I think it looks great.

        The butter pie--anything with butter and pie in the same phrase has my attention but I am afraid I'd only be able to eat a bite. Seems worth trying though.

        1. re: hotoynoodle

          The butter pie recipe to me sounded like the butter tarts I grew up eating on trips to eastern Ontario. According to Wikipedia, they're characteristically Canadian:
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butter_tart
          They were either plain or had additions -- my favorite addition was raisins.

        2. I think it sounds great, but i would actually skip the ice cream.

          1. I loved the idea. I'm not a big fan of apple pie in general, but I'm looking forward to trying it. You know your family best, though, as to how they'll react. In my family, I'd tell the adults who would be game and just not say anything to the kids until after the pie is served.

            1. I saw it today and I think it looks AMAZING - but then again, I love cheese on my apple pie, and I adore NM green chile more than just about anything in the world. If you spend any time in Santa Fe you will understand why the chef had to open a restaurant to ensure a steady supply of northern New Mexican food in his life, because it really is like crack!!!!

              1. I think it sounds AMAZING
                Especially, with the addition of cheddar cheese in the crust!!