"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

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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
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

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