Sunday, November 15, 2009

Love the Pie Event

Cheryl over at Tidy Mom is hosting a Love the Pie event, so if you're looking for some good pie recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas hop on over and check them all out!

I have two of my favorite pie recipes to share today. One is a French Apple Pear Pie and the other one is my mother-in-law's chocolate pie. Yum! Enjoy!

French Apple-Pear Pie (Deep Dish)

Approx 7 apples (granny smith), peeled, cored and sliced
Approx 7 pears, peeled, cored and sliced
3 cups fresh cranberries
4 Tblsp flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
4 Tblsp butter
Cream--for brushing top with
Sugar--for sprinkling on top (I like to use the raw sugar)
Pie crust dough--enough for 2 crusts

In a large mixing bowl combine the apples and pears and then add the flour, sugar, nutmeg and the lemon juice and zest. Mix together. Add cranberries and gently toss.
Roll out all of the pie crust dough. It needs to be larger than your deep dish pie dish. Place all of dough into a deep dish pie dish. Pour the filling into the pie dish and dot with the butter. Now pull the pie dough up over the filling, folding and overlapping as needed. It probably will not meet and there will be a big open spot at the top. This is how is should be. If not don't worry about it--either way is ok. Brush the dough with cream--about 2 tblsp or so and then sprinkle sugar on top. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, then bake at 350 for about 1-1/2 hours or until juices are nice and bubbly. If you find the crust is browning too quickly cover it with lightly with some foil.


Chocolate Pie

3/4 cup sugar
1 Tblsp butter
2 cups milk
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup milk chocolate, chocolate chips

In a saucepan mix together sugar & flour. Add 1 cup of the milk and mix til smooth. Bring to a boil over a medium heat, stirring briskly, constantly. Continue to stir until smooth and thickened--about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Beat the eggs and the remaining milk together. Gradually stir into the hot mixture. Put back on the stove at medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until mixture thickens--about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in butter, chocolate chips and vanilla. Stir til chocolate chips are totally melted and all is blended. Pour into baked pie shell and chill. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.


TidyMom said...

These sound DELCIOUS Cathy!! My youngest just asked for a Chocolate Pie the other day!! So we'll have to give this one a try!!

Thanks so much for linking up too!!


Rona's Home Page said...

Yummy! Two delicious pies that would be welcome at any dinner table.

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Found you through TidyMom...those sounds delicious!

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Diane {} said...

I'm lovin all the pie!
I'm going to try your chocolate pie it sounds delish!