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Friday, March 18, 2011

Apple Strawberry Pie


I've been making pies since I was about 14 years old, and developed some favorites along the way.  My family likes those tried and true pies and I could have kept my pie-eating family happy by continuing to make the same pies over and over.  But a couple of years ago I challenged myself to try new things more often, and that has led to the discovery of some fabulous new pies.  This pie is one that I never would have thought to try in the past, and it was a delicious revelation.  This is why trying new things is worth it!  It was National Pi Day (3.14) and I thought that was a fun excuse to make a pie, but I didn't have time or money to go shopping.  So I had to come up with a pie using what I had on hand.  Who knew apples and strawberries could play so deliciously together?  Give this one a try!  We ate it slightly warm with sweetened whipped cream, it would be great with ice cream as well.

APPLE STRAWBERRY PIE

Prepared pastry for a deep dish double crust pie

4-5 apples (I used Braeburn because that's what I had in the house.  Any kind of apple could work)
1/2 cup sugar
1 lemon, juiced and zested
1 quart strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/4 cup flour

  • Roll out half of pastry and put in bottom of deep dish pie pan.
  • Combine the apples, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest and mix together well.  
  • Mix in the strawberries, then carefully stir in the flour.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spoon the filling into the pie shell.
  • Roll out remaining pastry and place on top of pie and flute edges.  The strawberries make this a pretty pie for a lattice top.
  • Bake pie for 30 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees then bake pie 30 minutes more, or until apples are tender and juices are bubbling.

6 comments:

Martha said...

I love your delicious blog. I have become a follower and will "visit" you often!

Martha from Baton Rouge

Alissa said...

Thanks Martha :)

Augmented Gem said...

Sounds amazing! I just came across your blog looking for apple strawberry pie recipes and decided to give it a try. Dont worry though - if it doesn't turn out it is solely due to my lack of following direction skills ;) I am not a baker by any means, but am wanting to learn. Hoping to get more tips from you in the future as I am your newest follower. Have a great day!

Alissa said...

Thanks AG. Nice to meet you. I would love to hear how your pie turned out! Once I get my camera fixed, or a replacement, I will do a pastry tutorial. Kind of hard to take those pictures with my cell phone!

Melissa Potter said...

I am going to try this pie and will let you know how it turns out. Thanks for the help your site gives to those you need it. Melissa

Alissa said...

Thanks Melissa, enjoy!