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.
servesfamily & guests
Ingredients For "cucumber apple craisin pie" (nancys new recipe)
cucumber ...peeled, seeded and sliced, not to thick.
apple.....peeled seeded and sliced
craisins.....soaked then drained
lemon....use juice only
each.... cardamon and cloves
How To Make "cucumber apple craisin pie" (nancys new recipe)
Peel cucumbers, and cut in
half length wise.
Seed cucumbers, and slice like
for apple pie
Cut up prepared apple, for a pie
add to bowl of cut up cucumbers.
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
Remove from stove add spices sugar, cinnamon, cloves, salt, cardamom, nutmeg butter and flour.
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.
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!
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
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
Half way baked put a aluminum collar around
the pie crust edges..so's they don't burn.
Slice and enjoy!
Whipped cream on your slice
would put this recipe over the top!
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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