Today has been excellent! Not only did we finally get some firewood.. but we enjoyed my very first, fantastic, raw apple pie in front of a roaring fire.
First, you'll need 1 of these small molds. I bought 2 of them from Bed, Bath and Beyond for just 60 cents apiece. What a steal! These are the small ones, about 3 inches across. They don't need to be heavy duty, since you're not going to bake with them.. they're just the mold for your crust.. so get a shape that you like:
This recipe serves 2 and makes 2 small apple pies.
For the crust:
For the apple pie filling:
1 small tart green apple, cored
dash of lemon juice
For the topping:
2 frozen strawberries
2T maple syrup or agave nectar
Optional - dash of maple syrup or agave nectar to drizzle on top of finished pies
Throw the crust ingredients into your food processor. Chop until small and even.
Lightly spray olive oil into the pie molds. Now pour half of the chopped crust ingredients into the molds and press down. Now all you'll do is turn the mold upside down and hit the cutting board or plate with it a few times, until the shaped crust falls out. Place on plate and repeat to make the 2nd crust. It's easy!
Now put the cored apple into the food processor, along with 2 dates, and chop until small and even. Place this apple mixture into a small bowl and squeeze lemon on top so it doesn't brown.
Because I made the ingredients before dinner I put the crusts and chopped apple ingredients into the freezer to keep them cold.
The final step, before piecing together your dessert, is to blend the topping and have it ready. Place the strawberries, maple syrup and water in a blender. Blend thoroughly! This will make just enough topping for your 2 pies. Place in the fridge until you're ready for them.
When you're ready to eat.. squeeze out the extra lemon and water from the chopped apple and use a spoon to mold the apple chunks on top of the pie crusts.
Spoon half of the strawberry topping onto each pie. Drizzle with remaining maple syrup or agave nectar if desired. I love maple syrup .. and I think it completes the dessert.
You won't believe how amazing this pie really is!