"CUCUMBER APPLE CRAISIN PIE" (Nancys new recipe)
Nancy J. Patrykus
But I did have a few cucumbers, from my garden..SO! why not??
Well..I got a peeling and a chopping and made up this recipe.
Actually it turned out real well!
My friends and neighbors liked the "APPLE" pie.
They could not believe it was 90% cucumbers...LOL
I had to show them the pictures I toke along the way, while baking!
YES! I will bake this recipe again, and again. Two at a time.
I hope you will also.
- 2 large
- cucumber ...peeled, seeded and sliced, not to thick.
- 1 large
- apple.....peeled seeded and sliced
- 1 c
- craisins.....soaked then drained
- 1 large
- lemon....use juice only
- 3/4 c
- 1/2 c
- brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp
- cinnamon.......and salt
- 1/4 tsp
- 1/8 tsp
- each.... cardamon and cloves
- 1/3 c
- soft butter
Mix. Add all to a pot and cook all on
low setting stirring often.. to soften.
Do not scorch
or a food processor.
I had to do this next step, because the
cucumber slices did not want to cook up and soften.
So mash it up! with the spices.
so I added 1 can of apple pie filling.
Mix it in with the mashed cucumbers etc.
This now is enough for two pies!
Instead I ended up with 2 pies, sooooo
I used two frozen pie crusts from my freezer.
Added the streusel topping to both pies.
Any streusel topping recipe will do
or your own recipe
Half way baked put a aluminum collar around
the pie crust edges..so's they don't burn.