Remember that Apple-Pear Butter I shared with you yesterday? Well, I had another ulterior motive for making it. This pie.
I was flipping through Southern Living and spotted a recipe for an Apple Butter Pie. For days, it consumed a good portion of my thoughts. I knew I just had to make it.
This pie is a little off the traditional fall pie path. Sure, it has plenty of fall flavors, but it’s a cold pie. I usually think of warm, toasty pie this time of year. But, this beauty changed my mind.
First, there’s the gingersnap crust. I’m not a huge fan of gingersnaps, but they are absolutely perfect for this pie crust. It’s one of those super simple two-ingredient crusts that you can make in just a few minutes.
The filling couldn’t be simpler. We’re talking 4-ingredients-simple. I used my homemade Apple-Pear Butter, but you can absolutely use store-bought apple butter.
I decided to top off the pie with a layer of cinnamon whipped cream. You know that there’s never too much cinnamon in anything for me. If you want to dial it back, sweetened whipped cream will do. Then, just add some chopped gingersnaps top it all off.
I truly could not like this pie more. It is delicious, simple, and gorgeous. What more could you want?
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- 8 ounces gingersnaps plus more for garnish
- pinch salt
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup Apple-Pear Butter or prepared spiced apple butter
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1 & 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
To make the crust:
Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease a 10-inch pie plate.
Place gingersnaps and pinch of salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until finely ground.
While the food processor is running, pour the melted butter through the food chute. Continue mixing until blended.
Press mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pie plate.
Bake 15 minutes. Then, place on a wire rack to cool.
To make the filling:
Whisk together sweetened condensed milk, Apple-Pear Butter, egg yolks, and apple cider vinegar until smooth. Pour into crust.
Bake 15 minutes or until set.
Place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
To make the cinnamon whipped cream:
Place cream in a large, cold mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, beat at medium-high speed until the cream begins to thicken.
Sprinkle sugar over the cream. Whisk until combined. Add vanilla and cinnamon.
Continue beating until you can lift the whisk out of the whipped cream and a peak that curves downward forms in the cream. This should take 4 to 5 minutes.
Spread whipped cream over the chilled pie.
Roughly chop or crush 4 to 6 gingersnaps and sprinkle over the whipped cream. Refrigerate until ready to serve.*
*Ideally, make the whipped cream as close to serving time as possible because the whipped cream will break down over time. If you need to make it in advance, it will still taste great.
Recipe adapted from Southern Living.
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