My wonderful neighbors have a beautiful apple tree in their front yard. My son Tanner and I went for a walk a few days ago, and when we came home, saw that our neighbors had shaken the apple tree and were collecting them. They had so many big beautiful delicious looking apples; that when they asked if I wanted some, I sent Tanner inside to get us a bowl to collect some.

Photo by Kelly Cordes

I decided to create a new recipe...and it turned out AMAZING!

KELLY'S APPLE CUSTARD PIE

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of applesauce, or if you have great neighbors like me, 4 cups of fresh handpicked apples, blended to an apple sauce.
  • 2 cups of light brown sugar.
  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 frozen unbaked pie crusts (NOT deep dish, just regular)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of Quaker Oats
  • Cinnamon for decoration
  • Sugar for decoration

DIRECTIONS

Cut up enough apples to blend into applesauce to equal 4 cups of apples. Put the applesauce in a pot on the stove, and add two cups of light brown sugar. Heat until boiling, then reduce heat and simmer 20-30 minutes until it turns thick; stirring often.

Remove from heat, and add 6 tablespoons of salted butter. Stir until melted. In a separate bowl, mix 8 eggs, then add to applesauce sugar mixture. Stir until well blended.

Pour the mixture into two pie shells. Then sprinkle oats over the top of each pie. Use remaining pie crusts to cover the pie. I like to cut the remaining dough in strips and use a lattice design on the pie. Sprinkle the top of the pies with a cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes until set. Remove and cool. Serve alone or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. ENJOY!

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