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What’s Cookin’ Wednesday October 8, 2008

picture courtesy of allposters.com

Harvest Pie with Apple, Pears and Cranberries

from The Earthbound Farm Organic Cookbook, “Food to Live By”.

For the Pie-

Crust for a single crust pie (for those gluten free Mama’s like myself use a gluten free pie crust)

1 ripe Earthbound Farm organic pear, peeled and sliced (1/4 in. thick)

3 crisp Earthbound Farm organic apples, peeled and sliced (1/4 in. thick)

11/2 c. coarsely chopped fresh or frozen (thawed) cranberries

1 tsp. finely grated lemon or orange zest or combination

2 Tbs. flour (or gf substitute)

1Tbs. cornstarch

2/3 c. sugar

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

Streusel Topping-

1/2 c. rolled oats

1/3 c. flour (or gf substitute)

1/3 c. (packed) brown sugar

1/3 c. chopped walnuts

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/4 c. unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

1. Roll pastry dough into an 11 in. circle and place in a 9 in. pie plate, patting to fit. Trim or flute the crust around the edge of the pie plate. Transfer the crust to the refrigerator for 30 min.

2. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven, and preheat to 375 F. Place a rimmed baking sheet on the rack.

3. To make the filling: place the apples, pears, cranberries, lemon zest, and orange zest into a large bowl and stir to combine.

4. Place the flour, cornstarch, sugar and nutmeg into a small bowl and stir to combine. Sprinkle this mix on the fruit and toss to combine.

5. To make the topping: place the oats, flour, brown sugar, walnuts, ginger and nutmeg in a medium size bowl. Using your fingers, blend the butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse meal.

6. Place the fruit filling in the pie crust and cover the filling with the struesel topping. Do not pack down the toppin.

7. Place the pie on the baking sheet in the oven. Bake the pie until the juices start to seep and bubble along the edges and the topping is golden brown, 50-60 min. Allow the pie to cool on a wire rack before serving, at least 20 min.

Serves 8

Great with Ice Cream!


One Response to “What’s Cookin’ Wednesday”

  1. Your pie looks gorgeous! I can’t wait to try it with one of my gluten free pie crusts! Thank you for sharing.

    The Gluten Free Mama

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