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Seasonal fruit pie in Northern California

Hello friends. I am usually ok using the power of the internets and others' tips, but im having a panic attack because of my current thanksgiving assignment: a fruit pie that would please a family with varied tastes, using fruit that's in season. Any suggestions for fruit and appropriate recipie? I would also like to make the crust myself, but am a beginner. Any and all help much, much, appreciated.

asked by apsingh over 2 years ago
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Kandm
Kristy Mucci

Kristy is an expert at making things pretty and a former Associate Editor of Food52.

added over 2 years ago

This pie is definitely in season!
http://www.food52.com/recipes...

Kandm
Kristy Mucci

Kristy is an expert at making things pretty and a former Associate Editor of Food52.

added over 2 years ago

This recipe also includes a slideshow that might help you with the crust. If you have a food processor, it'll make things easier -- if you don't you'll still be fine! I would definitely roll out the dough using some saran wrap like A&M use in the slideshow. That way no delicate dough gets stuck to your rolling pin. good luck!

Chris_in_oslo
Greenstuff

Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

added over 2 years ago

That recipe is perfect for you! If you want an apple variety that's common in Northern California, Northern Spies make a great pie.

Chris_in_oslo
Greenstuff

Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

added over 2 years ago

One more thought though--if you have vegetarians in your group or find Midge's pie crust, you can search the FOOD52 recipes for pie crust -- http://www.food52.com/recipes... -- and find some no-lard or simpler ones.

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added over 2 years ago

If you want a seasonal pie, try my Nantucket Cranberry Cobbler. Fresh cranberries are in all the markets now.

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added over 2 years ago

I almost forgot! Lemons are coming into season, so if you can snag a Meyer lemon, my Lazy Mary's Lemon Tart is real easy and quick to make.

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added over 2 years ago

Thank you ALL so much for your suggestions! Actually going to do both the apple pie and the cobbler, I want cranberries represented in a non-sauced form. Sadly will have to wait on the Meyer lemon, but that's on my list. Happy Thanksgiving!

Chris_in_oslo
Greenstuff

Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

added over 2 years ago

Good for you! I confess that one of my first thoughts for you was the dymnyno's lemon tart, but I figured that everyone is not tuned into lemon season and that apples and cranberries say "thanksgiving." But definitely--keep it on your list. It's super easy and delicious. A true genius recipe.