"CUCUMBER APPLE CRAISIN PIE" (Nancys new recipe)

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Nancy J. Patrykus

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@Finnjin

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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
family & guests

Ingredients

  • 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
    flour
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon.......and salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp
    each.... cardamon and cloves
  • 1/3 c
    soft butter

How to Make "CUCUMBER APPLE CRAISIN PIE" (Nancys new recipe)

Step-by-Step

  1. Peel cucumbers, and cut in
    half length wise.
  2. Seed cucumbers, and slice like
    for apple pie
  3. Cut up prepared apple, for a pie
    add to bowl of cut up cucumbers.
  4. Add 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
  5. Remove from stove add spices sugar, cinnamon, cloves, salt, cardamom, nutmeg butter and flour.
    Mix.
  6. Add 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.
  7. This 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!
  8. I 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
  9. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
    Half way baked put a aluminum collar around
    the pie crust edges..so's they don't burn.
  10. Slice and enjoy!
    Whipped cream on your slice
    would put this recipe over the top!
  11. This 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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