Autumn Harvest Pie


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A wonderful pie with apples, pears, and plums, accented with dried cranberries, raisins, and cinnamon. It tastes like autumn!

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  • Crust:
  • 2 1/2 C. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbs. sugar
  • 2/3 C. shortening
  • 4 Tbs. apple cider
  • 2–3 Tbs. cold water
  • Filling:
  • 2 C. apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 C. fresh purple plums, sliced
  • 1 1/2 C. pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1/3 C. dried cranberries
  • 1/3 C. raisins
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 C. + 2 Tbs. sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 Tbs. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbs. minute tapioca
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbs. butter, sliced thin
  • 2 Tbs. half-and-half or milk

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

In a medium-sized bowl, mix flour and salt. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Sprinkle orange juice and water on top of flour mixture, and toss with a fork. Gather gently into two equal sized balls, and let rest for 5 minutes.

On a floured surface, roll out each half of the dough into a 12-inch circle. Fit one into a 9-inch pie tin.

Combine 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon, flour and salt in a bowl. Stir in plums, apples and lemon juice. Toss to coat. Turn filling into pie shell and dot with butter. Spoon into the prepared pie pan, and add top crust. Crimp edges and cut a few vents. Brush crust with half-and-half. Sprinkle remaining tablespoon of sugar over top of pie. Bake 45-50 minutes, or until fruit is bubbly in center and crust is golden. Let cool completely on a wire rack. 

Reviews (3)

  • Hi Nandarcook,
    I think the two are interchangeable. The user must have made a mistake, but if they say both, then you can probably use both. I hope this helps a little!

    Flag as inappropriate ksteed  |  November 19, 2010

  • sorry. i meant apple cider or orange. not vinegar.

    Flag as inappropriate nandarcook  |  November 16, 2010

  • are you supposed to use orange juice or vinegar in this crust? the ingredients say vinegar and the directions say orange juice.

    Flag as inappropriate nandarcook  |  November 16, 2010

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