Deep-dish Apricot Pie

recipe
To serve a crowd, double the recipe, including pastry, and spoon from the dish like a cobbler.

Yield:

1 (9-inch) pie

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Ingredients

2 large eggs
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup whipping cream
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
1 1/2 cups dried apricots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup fresh apricots, peeled, pitted, and sliced into quarters

Preparation

Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk in cream and next 3 ingredients. Stir in walnuts and apricots.

Roll pastry to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Fit into a 9-inch pie plate. Spoon apricot mixture into piecrust. Roll remaining pastry to 1/8-inch thickness. Place over filling; seal and crimp edges. Cut slits in top to allow steam to escape.

Bake at 375° for 1 hour, tenting if necessary. Cool on wire rack.

Note: 3/4 cup dried apricots may be substituted for fresh. Pour hot water to cover; let stand 20 minutes. Drain apricots, and cut in half; use in addition to 1 1/2 cups dried apricots.

Note:

November 2001
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