It's that time of year again. Holidays come around, and you are totally ready to put on a couple of pounds. We all know the feeling. Sometimes the problem is just figuring out which holiday pie you're going to fill your plate with (probably more than once).
Well, look no further, because you have just stumbled upon the best of both worlds, people. This pumpkin apple pie recipe combines two classic favorites into one bite that is bursting with fall flavor.
Pumpkin Apple Pie
- Prep Time:30 mins
- Cook Time:50 mins
- Total Time:1 hr 20 mins
- Pie Shell:
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup cold water
- Pumpkin Pie Portion:
- 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 3/4 cup evaporated milk
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Pumpkin pie spice optional
- Apple Pie Portion:
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 cup apples peeled and chopped
Preheat the oven to 375, and gather the ingredients.
Prep pie crust by adding flour, butter, water, and sugar to food processor. Mix until a dough is formed. Store dough in refrigerator.
Peel the apples.
Chop apples into cubes or slices. Cubes tend to make for an easier bite in the pie.
Add apples to a sauce pan on medium heat, and add cinnamon and nutmeg, butter, water, salt, and brown sugar. Cook for about 10 minutes until the apples are slightly softened.
Get ready to start the pumpkin pie portion.
In a mixing bowl, add the pumpkin purée, evaporated milk, sugar, egg, cinnamon, salt, and apple pie spice. Mix until smooth.
Remove the crust dough from the refrigerator and warm it up by pressing it all together into a ball with your hands. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin.
Place the dish you are going to cook the pie in over the crust and cut around it so that the crust will cover the whole bottom of the pan.
Place the crust dough into the pan.
Pour the apples from the sauce pan over the crust until it is just below the level of the edge of the pan.
Carefully pour the pumpkin mixture over the apple mixture, stopping before it overflows the pan.
Roll out the leftover dough, and cut out shapes with fun fall cookie cutters to decorate the top of the pie.
Get to decorating.
Put pie in the 375 degree oven for 50 minutes, let cool, and enjoy!
Whether served by itself or topped with ice cream, this pie will please your guests, family, friends, or even just yourself. Thanksgiving traditions are traditions for a reason; they are majorly delicious. Mix and match your traditional desserts, and keep the holidays exciting with a pumpkin apple pie this season.