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The bourbon-soaked fruits and bold flavors in this rustic pie make it an adults-only dessert. Splurge for a premium brandy or bourbon—it's worth it.

Recipe by Southern Living December 2010

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Credit: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

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total:
2 hrs
Yield:
Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook bourbon, next 2 ingredients, and 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring often, 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture is hot. Remove from heat, and stir in figlets, apricots, and raisins. Pour mixture into a large zip-top plastic freezer bag. Seal bag, removing as much air as possible; chill 24 hours.

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  • Preheat oven to 350°. Transfer fruit mixture to a large bowl; stir in pears, flour, ginger, and remaining 1/4 cup sugar.

  • Unroll and stack piecrusts on parchment paper. Roll into a 12-inch circle. Mound fruit mixture in center of piecrust (mixture will be slightly runny), leaving a 2- to 2 1/2-inch border. Fold piecrust border up and over fruit, pleating as you go, leaving an opening about 5 inches wide in center. Brush piecrust with egg, and sprinkle with 2 tsp. Demerara sugar. Slide parchment paper onto a baking sheet.

  • Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until filling is bubbly and crust is golden brown. Cool on baking sheet on a wire rack 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature with Buttermilk Whipped Cream.

  • *Granulated sugar may be substituted.

  • Note: We tested with Sun-Maid Mediterranean Apricots.

Chef's Notes

Note: Total time does not include 24 hours to chill.

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