Thursday, January 27, 2011

Apple Pie, the easy way...

Tonight was a Thanksgiving feast in Kona (don't ask), well, okay Ill tell. A friend won a nice big turkey, big enough to feed a small town, so we did just that. Kainoa and I were in charge of the apple pie. Being a high volume, highly pooped training week we went FOR SIMPLE. Here is our pie, it takes roughly 15 minutes from start to finish!
The photos are of Kainoa demonstrating the EASY. Really, even a 4 year old can whip this up. He made a mini pie for himself (see photos) and I made the big one for the turkey feast. Got 15 minutes, try this...
Ingredients for the 9 inch pie:

  • 3 medium apples
  • agave syrup
  • 1 1/2 cup dates
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans (or mac nuts or walnuts)
  • cinnamon
  • lime juice
  • 3/4 cup dates, 3/4 cup nuts, 3/4 cup oats (for topping)

To do:

  • Heat oven to 350*, in a food processor combine 1 1/2 cup dates and the 1 1/5 cup nuts, a few sprinkles of cinnamon. Process till clumpy then spread evenly on pie tin. Slice the 3 apples and lay on top of crust. Drizzle agave syrup lightly over apples and the juice of one lime. Sprinkle with cinnamon. In the food processor combine the 3/4 cup of dates, 3/4 cup of nuts, and the 3/4 cup of oats with more cinnamon and a table spoon of agave. Process lightly then crumble it on top of the apples. Bake for 10 minutes, 15 if you prefer the apples softer and crust more crisp (it burns easy, so check it).
If you are in the ginger mood, we usually are, add in a little ginger to the top layer. It gives it a nice zing, or juice it into the limes for the best homemade ginger limeade you ever had! Oh, for the keiki pie, just divide the recipe by only takes one apple and a 3rd of the other ingredients...enjoy!!
We are counting the moments till the weekend, a good beach day is very needed around here! Happy training!


Big Daddy Diesel said...

Thanks for the easy recipe, I have a ton of apples thanks to costco

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Triple yum! Thanks for sharing!

rachel said...

yay, another recipe! :)

Kona Shelley said...

Awesome recipe..can't wait to try it.

Lucy Francis said...

already planning to make this pie and yes I've hsd some of that lemonade before and the taste is just fiery. we call it indian lemonade here.