Saturday, November 3, 2012

Let them eat pie!

In the fall in several locations around our area, there are gatherings for "old-fashioned apple butter making."  One of the activities of the youth from our church on their fall retreat involves making apple butter to sell to earn money for youth missions.  We think apple butter is best atop a good biscuit.:-), however, has paired apple butter with that other fall favorite - pumpkin - and come up with an Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie.  There may be those of you who receive these recipes regularly, so you may have noticed it during October.

The "after" picture.

The copy, as I printed it off, indicates a source to be Cooking at a Glance - Pies & Pumpkins, and as I mentioned earlier, reprinted it by permission of Weldon Owen.

1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup apple butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 eggs
One 5-ounce can evaporated milk (2/3 cup)
1/2 cup milk
Pastry for Single-Crust or Double-Crust Pie
Whipped cream (optional)

- In a large mixing bowl combine pumpkin, apple butter, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.  Add eggs;  beat lightly with a rotary beater or wire whisk till combined.  Gradually stir in evaporated milk and milk; mix well.

Prepare and roll out pastry as directed.  Line a 9-inch pie plate with pastry.  Bake in a preheated 375 degree F. oven for 45-50 minutes, or till a knife inserted near center comes out clean.  Cool on a rack for 1 hour.  Chill 3-6 hours before serving.  Store in the refrigerator.  If desired, store with whipped cream.

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with those who are recovering  from the effects of Sandy.

Wishes for a good week-end to everyone!

Thank you for reading.  I appreciate your comments.


  1. My goodness that sounds good, Nellie- I hope you have a wonderful weekend- xo Diana

  2. OH WOW!!!! Does that ever sound good!!!!


  3. hahaha...i have an apple pie in the oven right now. this sounds like such a good idea!

  4. Yum!! I'm going to have to give this a try!!

  5. That pie sounds absolutely delicious!

  6. That pie looks awesome... I had not seen that recipe. Thanks!!!!!

    Yes, let's keep praying for those people who are suffering in the northeast.


  7. This does really sound like a wonderful combination of flavors, and I have a jar of homemade apple butter in the pantry right now. Just might try this for a church dinner soon! Thanks for sharing, and I also continue to pray for those who are picking up the pieces from Sandy's rage.

  8. Nellie, Does your oven ever cool off.?? LOL. I would love to smell your house, it has to make people's mouths water. You are one busy cooking girl. Smiles, Susie

  9. Apple butter and biscuits, yum. I haven't had that in FOREVER!

  10. We used to have a lot of American families living in this area with the forces and I so enjoyed their pumpkin pie so that, when an American friend visited, I made her make some! It brought back all sorts of memories seeing it! Thanks. Joan