Friday, July 6, 2012

Apricot Pie

An apricot pie is something that isn't too common, so you may be hesitant to make it.......but don't hesitate! This is soooo good hot with a dollop of ice cream that you will crave it when it is gone!
For the pie shell - To find the recipe of the pie shell/crust/pastry, scroll down toward the bottom of the pie recipes. I use coconut oil in place of shortening for a healthier version of pie.

Wash, pit, and halve 6 cups of apricots. Put in a bowl.
Sprinkle on:
1/2 cup organic sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
pinch of nutmeg

Stir apricots, pour the mixture in an unbaked pie crust, dot the top of the pie with a few small bits of butter, put on top crust, & sprinkle with a very small amount of sugar. Cover edge of pie with foil. Bake for 20-25 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Take off foil and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes until the crust is golden. (The juices of the apricots might ooze out of the pie, so make sure you have foil at the bottom of your oven.)

Eat plain or with some fantastic vanilla ice cream!