"CUCUMBER APPLE CRAISIN PIE" (Nancys new recipe)

Nancy J. Patrykus


I had a taste for apple pie, and had only one fresh apple..
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.
Nancy. 8/16/13

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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


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1Peel cucumbers, and cut in
half length wise.

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2Seed cucumbers, and slice like
for apple pie

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3Cut up prepared apple, for a pie
add to bowl of cut up cucumbers.

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4Add drained craisins and lemon juice to bowl.
Mix. Add all to a pot and cook all on
low setting stirring often.. to soften.
Do not scorch

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5Remove from stove add spices sugar, cinnamon, cloves, salt, cardamom, nutmeg butter and flour.

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6Add hot mixture in small batched to blender,
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.

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7This then made to much for one pie..
so I added 1 can of apple pie filling.
Mix it in with the mashed cucumbers etc.
This now is enough for two pies!

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8I was going to make one pie with a top crust...
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

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9Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
Half way baked put a aluminum collar around
the pie crust edges..so's they don't burn.

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10Slice and enjoy!
Whipped cream on your slice
would put this recipe over the top!

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11This foto was going to be the main picture.
Instead after I cut the pie slice...
I knew that had to be the main picture.

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