A Pecan, Apple, and Dates Crumbled Pie

This Pie recipe is a little creation of mine, I was bored of the usual pies and so decided to experiment by combining different types of pie into one and the result was pretty good that I made this pie twice in less than a week! 

I made the pie crust in two different ways:

  1. Using flour
  2. Using biscuit

I preferred the pie crust made of flour as it keeps a hint of classical pies whilst the biscuit pie crust gives a feel of cheesecake, so it depends on your preference when it comes to which pie to make.

A bit of a notice though with the biscuit crust it was quite hard to cut and serve it as it does break easily! 


Ingredients:

Pie crust (Biscuit) – 

  • Any plain biscuit you prefer
  • Butter

Pie crust (Flour)-

  • 1&1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  •  1/2 cup cold water

Fillings – 

  • 6 peeled and chopped red Apples
  • 2 cups of Pecans
  • 2 cups of Dates
  • 2 cups of whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/2 a squeezed lemon

Method:

  1. To prepare the biscuit crust – crush the biscuit and add the melted butter on top, then in a serving tray start smoothening it out.
  2. To prepare the flour crust –   place the flour, salt, and sugar in a bowl, mix them well using a hand mixer, then add the butter and shortening. With the hand mixer running, pour the water down and mix until the dough begins to form a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. For the filling – Add the dates (remove seeds in them), pecans, and whipping cream to a blender and blend until smooth. In a pan add the apples on high heat until they start turning dark yellow then add sugar, 6 tsp of cinnamon and squeezed lemon and mix until they are soft.
  4. If you used the flour based crust add some butter to your tray to avoid the dough sticking then smoothen it out and pop it in the oven for 10- 15 minutes (turns golden). Then add the pecan and date mixture. Finally, top it with the cooked apples and put it in the oven for 5 minutes.
  5. If you used the biscuit based crust – after smoothening the biscuit in the tray add the pecan and date mixture. Add the cooked apples and put in the oven for 5 minutes.

Serve hot with vanilla ice cream! 

 

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The Pie crust based on flour

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Biscuit pie crust (I used two types of biscuit chocolate and plain – I would recommend using only plain if you want to get more of the other flavors)

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Until next time, crave the dish…

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