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"cucumber apple craisin pie" (nancys new recipe)

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a recipe by
Nancy J. Patrykus
Spokane, WA

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

★★★★★ 1
serves family & guests

Ingredients For "cucumber apple craisin pie" (nancys new recipe)

  • 2 lg
    cucumber ...peeled, seeded and sliced, not to thick.
  • 1 lg
    apple.....peeled seeded and sliced
  • 1 c
    craisins.....soaked then drained
  • 1 lg
    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

How To Make "cucumber apple craisin pie" (nancys new recipe)

  • 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'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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