This dessert is a must-have for special fall occasions. Unlike some fruit pies, this crust doesn't become soggy, thanks to the addition of ground walnuts. The nutty flavor pairs perfectly with the apples.
This is a no bake, Fresh Berry Pie. Allow the blackberries to chill with sugar over night for easy assembly the day it is to be eaten. Cook time reflects time to chill. Just a side note, my husband, Dan'l, named this recipe ; )
Now for something a little different...I hope you enjoy this lovely recipe as much as we do. You can use any type of apple that you like, but we prefer the tart ones with this dish. Real comfort food for the soul.
Ever since I made this pie several years ago for Thanksgiving, it has been a must-have at holiday gatherings. Everyone loves it. It takes some time, but it is well worth it. Feel free to make your own pie crust - I do. It's the filling that makes this pie! Also, if you do not like crushed toffee bars, try chopped walnuts or pecans. Be sure to use a deep dish pie pan.
I watched the National Pie Championships held by the American Pie Council on TV last night and had to look this recipe up today! It was torture watching the judges eat this delicious looking pie! They raved about her crust as well. This pie won "Best of Show" for Phyllis Bartholomew. In fact she pretty much cleaned up in all the categories. It looks pretty simple and clear-cut, I guess this is a good example of less is more. Her recipe uses canned sour cherries, but if you wish to substitute fresh sweet cherries, you can always reduce the amount of sugar and add a little lemon juice to taste...it should work fine with this recipe. This pie is extra pretty with a lattice top.
I got this recipe from a recent issue of Taste of Home. I haven't tried it yet, but I wanted to save it because it sounds good. I am thinking about substituting apples for the pears since I'm not crazy about pears. I'll have to see how that works. It is recommended to serve this pie warm.
Fresh apple slices layered with buttered gingersnap crumbs, cinnamon, chopped walnuts and with topped with maple syrup. An authentic, unique, simple, New England recipe that makes the best use of native ingredients. From the 1984 first published "American Family Cokking"
To save some time the crust may be prepared and baked 24 hours in advance. It is important to leave the finished pie chill for a minimum of 8 hours or overnight, if you make the mistake of cutting into it any earlier the custard mixture might fall apart --- this pie is delicious!