NM Piñon-Green Chile Apple Pie

From the folks in at the Pie Town Café in Pie Town, Catron County, New Mexico
(clever of them to snag http://www.pietown.com ) My mother used to have land nearby (relatively speaking) and this is my favorite of their pies — all very good to excellent.

“Here is the recipe for New Mexican Apple Pie

For a 9 inch pie:
6 cups peeled sliced apples
Granny Smith apples work great
I prefer a mix of Grannys and Fuji or Galas

1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of sugar, white works fine but I prefer Turbinado
2 Tbls cinnamon
1/2 tsp of dried ground ginger [I’d go 1 tsp+]
1/2 tsp fresh ground nutmeg [same here]
2 oz of fresh lemon juice
2 oz of hot green chili [3? lol]
2 oz of pinon nuts (pine nuts)
egg wash 1 egg and 2 oz of water
2 Tbls of turbinado sugar

Mix all ingredients well in a bowl and let them sit for 20 minutes to meld
fill the bottom crust and cover with a full top crust
Poke the top crust with a fork to vent
brush with an egg wash
sprinkle the top with turbinado sugar
bake in a 375 degree oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours
turn the pie every 20 minutes to get an even golden brown and look for thick bubbles of juices from the vent holes

I suggest a scoop of Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream
share with good people and enjoy”


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