Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Apricot Pie

When I was a young girl I spent a lot of time with my Grandparents on their farm in the summertime. One of my fondest food memories is my Grandmothers Fried Apricot Pies made with fresh Apricots. When I saw these Apricots at the Farmers Market the other day, I just couldn't resist, I thought I just have to make a fresh Apricot Pie. I would love to have a fried one like my Grandmother used to make but I am going to try for a healthier version.
 Let's Make A Pie

 Slice The Apricots

Almost Ready For The Oven

Hot From The Oven


Apricot Pie
Miz Helen's Kitchen
1 9 inch unbaked pie shell
4 cups Fresh Apricots pitted and sliced
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ginger
1 tablespoon fresh mint chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons corn starch
Roll the pie dough into a 9 inch pie pan. Bake the shell for 5 minutes at 350 degrees and remove to cool.
Place 4 cups fresh apricots pitted and sliced into a medium sauce pan, add the sugar, cinnamon ,salt and ginger mix well then add 1/4 cup water and stir. Bring the mixture to a boil stirring constantly, reduce the heat to low and cook for 5 minutes. Mix the corn starch with 1/2 cup of  cold and add to the hot mixture. Stir until thicken. Add the mint and mix well. Let cool to room temperature. Pour the room temperature apricot mixture into a cooled 9 inch pie shell. Place Apricot halves on top of the mix cut side down. Add dough strips to the top. Brush the dough strips with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes  then reduce the heat to 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
This pie is delicious!
Enjoy!

Making this pie brought back great memories of my Grandmother and the wonderful food she prepared for her family. I hope that you are making a memory for your family today! I really appreciate you stopping by to have pie with me today. Come back soon, I always love spending time with you! 
Peace and Joy

29 comments:

  1. oh my GOODNESS that looks amazing...did you peel the apricots too? Is there a secret to it?

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  2. Hi Allenaim Photography and Design,
    I did not peel the apricots. There is no secret, just follow the recipe it is delicious. Enjoy!

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  3. That scale is awesome, although it does probably take up more space than my digital one. I want to know how your grandmother's pie was fried. I was all excited to find out how that worked. Your version does look lovely though.

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  4. Hi Kalinda,
    If you want to fry it. Just use the same filling and cut your dough for little hand pies, put a small amount of filling in the center, fold it over and seal it. Deep fry it in very hot oil until golden brown. Drain and Enjoy! Hope you are having a great day!
    Miz Helen

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  5. Fried apricot pies were also my favorite dessert my grandmother would make for us kids. I'm going to make one of your pies as I try not to fry food very often. Your pie looks delicious Miz Helen!

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  6. That looks delicious! I love apricot desserts....this will have to go on my list of things to try! Thanks!

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  7. That does sound really good, but I'm not sure my pie crust making skills are up to snuff. (Or my deep frying skills for that matter.) I feel like I'd end up with gooey fried mess instead. And that would be a waste of apricots.

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  8. What a wonderful memory you have of your Grandmother. The pie looks so good and all the better for the a la mode.

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  9. Wow! That looks incredible! I've never tried this pie before. It looks fresh and wonderful! :)

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  10. My hubby LOOOOOVES apricots so I will have to make this! I have never had apricot PIE!!! Thanks!!! XO, Pinky

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  12. love apricots and my kitchen is full of them right now...I never had an apricot pie....looks delicious

    ~Bibi @ Frugal Wannabe Cooks and Daily Organized Chaos ~

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  13. This sounds delicious, and it looks like it's quite easy. Love the scale, was it your grandmother's?

    Thanks for sharing this recipe,
    Joanne

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  14. To The Winelady,
    The scale did not belong to my Grandmother, it is from my Antique Kitchen Collection and is one of my favorite pieces. I usually keep fruit in it on my counter or set it on the Antique Butcher Block in my kitchen. I am sure it belonged to someone's Grandmother at one time, it was a gift to me from a friend. Thanks for stopping by!
    Miz Helen

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  15. I absolutely love apricots, but have never made them into a pie. This looks delicious, I'm going to have to try it once this awful heat breaks.

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  16. Your apricot pie looks so good! Thanks for sharing, Miz Helen! Have a nice day!

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  17. Helen Look absolutely delicious I love apricots! gloria

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  18. That looks so good Miz Helen. I don't think I've ever had an Apricot Pie. I've had Apricot pastries but never a pie. We have the same problem though. Apricots are in season at Christmas time here in Australia and it's the hottest time of the year. We hardly ever want to have the oven on. (I think I might try this with some canned apricots.)

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

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  19. I had not heard of an apricot pie but now I desperately want one!!! It looks amazing, but all your recipes look very yummy

    Cynthia

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  20. That's a beautiful pie! The mint is really different:@)

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  21. I grew up on fresh apricot pie..my mom could make the best! (you know...NO one can beat Mama) and I've not had one in awhile. Thanks for the inspiration.
    See ya in a bit for Thurs. meme...
    xo bj

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  22. Apricot pie sounds phenomenal! I love apricots!

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  23. Miz Helen...Thank you so much for linking up to "Made it on Monday". I have missed the past few Link ups on Thursdays Plate...I will do much better! :)

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  24. This looks so good. You did a beautiful job. I have never had apricot pie, but I can't wait to try it. I linked to you from Friday Potluck. Thank you!

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  25. THANK YOU so much for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I'd like to invite you back this week.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you again!

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  26. What a beautiful pie! I love that you used fresh fruit, you can't beat the flavor.

    Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday!

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