Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pumpkin Apple Pie

I bet you saw the title of this post and thought "SAY WHAAAAA?!? Pumpkin and apple pie?!?"

It's true.

Two of THE BEST pies ever. Become one.

Soooooooooo, now I have saved you from never having to make the hard decision of choosing between pumpkin or apple pie at those holiday gatherings. OR, look like a fatty (my choice) and take a slice of both pies. This recipe is genius and will most definitely be rocking my world for a long, long time! Watch out holiday parties, here I come, armed with a pie that is going to blow your mind.

Pumpkin Apple Pie
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home

1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp corn starch
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup warm water
2 Tbsp butter
3 large apples, sliced

1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup evaporated milk
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg

Pie crust:
1 cup flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
2-3 Tbsp cold water

In a saucepan over low heat, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in warm water until smooth. Add butter; bring to a boil, stirring every 30 seconds. Add apples. Cook and stir for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, make your pie crust by combining the flour and salt in a large bowl with a whisk. Slowly cut in the cubes of cold butter. Once the butter is integrated completely, add in water until your crust has reached a pliable, but not gooey, consistency. Flour a large, clean surface, and roll out your pie crust into a 10-inch circle with a rolling pin. Place pastry in a buttered, 9-inch pie plate. 

Place apple mixture into your prepared pie crust. In a bowl, whisk pumpkin, milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and egg until smooth. Pour over apple layer. Flute the edges of your pie crust.

Bake at 375 F for 50-55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. If necessary, cover edges with foil during the last 15 minutes of baking time to prevent overbrowning. Cool completely. Garnish with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired. (I personally enjoyed the Caramel Apple Gelato from Talenti, YUMMMMMM). 

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