UPSIDE DOWN APPLE PECAN PIE

 

  • Cooking Time: 45
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • 4 - 6 T soft butter
  • 2 + Cups pecan halves
  • 3/4 Cup dark brown sugar
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 T maple syrup
  • 2 pie crusts
  • 4-6 Apples, try to use at least 2 varieties
  • 1 Cup orange juice + 1 Cup water - mixed
  • 1 Cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 2-3 T sugar
  • 4 T flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch each of nutmeg, ginger and ground clove.
  • 1 egg - beaten

Directions

  • Scoop a pecan half into butter, picking up just enough to allow it to 'stick' to the side of pie pan.
  • Line bottom and side of pan with pecans, round side down.
  • Mix brown sugar, vanilla and syrup. Pack tightly on top of pecans.
  • Cover with a pie crust and press down.
  • Cover and set aside.
  • Peel and core apples.
  • Slice apples into orange juice and water.
  • Reserve juice - drain apples well - put in large mixing bowl.
  • In a small saucepan, heat reserved juice, raisins and cranberries till fruit is plump.
  • Drain well.
  • In apple bowl, add cranberries, raisins, sugar, flour and spices.
  • Mix gently to coat apples, taking care not to break them up.
  • Spoon mix into pie dish.
  • Fill to about 1.5" above sides.
  • Brush edge with beaten egg.
  • Top with 2nd pie crust.
  • Cut 4-5 long slits in top.
  • Bake @ 400 -- 45 minutes
  • Let sit 5 minutes and invert on serving plate.

Notes

Categories: Dessert  Oven  Pie 

Author Credit: Fayetteville Observer Times - Cheap Thrills Cuisine

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