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Fireside Fruit Pie

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“A lovely medley of apricots, apples, and dates! Adapted from Pillsbury Complete Book of Baking. New England, Mid Atlantic, Canada, Mid West, West, Eastern European, Scandinavian catagories”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Crust
  • 1 homemade pastry for double-crust pie (or store bought frozen roll out pastry)
  • Filling
  • 1 (17 ounce) can apricot halves, drained, reserving liquid
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 cups tart apples, peeled, chopped
  • 1 cup dates, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 14 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)


  1. Prepare pastry for a two crust pie or use store bought rollout pie pastry.
  2. Heat your oven to 425*F. In a large saucepan, combine reserved apricot liquid, sugar, cornstarch, apples, dates and lemon juice. You may sprinkle the nutmeg over the top now, if desired. Cover; cook gently until apples are soft, stirring occasionally. Remove from hea and fold in apricot halves. Spoon this mixture into pastry lined pie pan.
  3. To make a decorative top crust, use canape(or small cookie) cutter(1") to cut out center of dough. Repeat cutouts in an evenly spaced pattern, working from center to within 1 1/2" of edge. Arrange pastry over filling. Fold the edge of the top pastry under bottom pastry. Press together to seal; flute edge.
  4. Bake at 425*F. for 25 to 35 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling bubbles. Enjoy!

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