Friday, September 24, 2010

PieDay Friday-Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

There is no dessert that can ever stand up to a pumpkin pie for me. From Libby's classic pumpkin pie to a fluffy pumpkin chiffon to a pumpkin cream pie, they are all winners in my book. This is one stands out above the rest though. When combined together apple butter and pumpkin make a splendid pairing. The apple butter somehow actually makes the pumpkin even more pumpkiny in flavor. The brown sugar and maple syrup are the perfect sweeteners and provide an almost caramel note.  If no one knew that this pie had apple butter and maple syrup in it they would just think that was an amazingly flavorful and delicious pumpkin pie.

  • With a standard 9" pie crust you might have just a little bit of filling left over.
  • You will notice that the color is more brown than the orange of a classic pumpkin pie due to the additon of apple butter. Take note of this when checking to see if the pie is fully baked, it will look like an overcooked traditional pumpkin pie but it may not be done yet.

Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie

1 can pumpkin puree, 15oz
1 cup apple butter
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons maple syrup
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1 unbaked 9" pie crust

Combine all ingredients except pie crust and beat until well incorporated and smooth. Carefully, pour into unbaked pie crust. Bake at 425 degress for 20 minutes, reduce heat to 375 and continue baking for an additional 20-30 minutes or until center has set and filling begins to pull away from sides of crust.
Remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes before transferring to refrigerator. Chill for 2-3 hours before serving.

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yonca said...

I'm following your mouth watering blog via Friendly Friday. Hope to see you at my place:)

Naomi said...

Hi i am your newest follower from Friday Blog Hop..come on by and follow back :)!


Sue said...

I took your button!! Love your blog I am a new follower would love a follow back!

Janet Rose said...

Found your blog via Friday Blog Hop. I love pumpkin pie and I definitely love apple butter. We make our own at my grandpa's in a big copper kettle over an open fire. Never have I heard to combine the two...might have to try this.

Hanna said...

Hi there! I'm your newest follower from the Friday Bog Hop!! Lovely blog you have here! You can find me at

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I love using apple butter to bake with!! Thanks for sharing and CONGRATULATIONS on your Gooseberry Patch publishings! Isn't it just the BEST getting that letter in the mail :)


Kim said...

Hi ~ I'm a new follower from Following Friday! I hope you will stop by Day by Day Savings and follow back. Thanks!

jennoreilly said...

love this, can't wait to try it!! great idea!

zouptonuts said...

Yum! So thankful for fall and all these great fall-inspired recipes. Thanks for sharing.


Chrystal - Adorn on a Shoestring said...

Hi, I found you via Follow me Friday blog hop, and am your newest follower!

This recipe looks fantastic! I can't wait to try it!


hungrigyrl said...

New follower from Follow Me Friday. Can't wait to make this pie! Will be a treat for my family!

Cris Goode said...

Yummo! Looks fantastic. I just found some pumpkin in the stores (we have had a shortage) so I am ready to get baking!

Stopping by from the blog hops! I am your newest follower. Come on over to GOODEness Gracious sometime 

Malia said...

hi, new follower from 504 Main. i was drawn right to you photo... yum!
xoxo malia

mary said...

I love anything and everything pumpkin
Following from boost my blog friday.

SalemMomma said...

Following you from FFF (a day late, lol) Would love a follow back!

Yenta Mary said...

Those are definitely flavors that were meant to be together ... why didn't I ever think of that???

Jessica said...

Hello, found you through blog hopping. Wanted to stop by and say hi.

Your pie looks yummy!!

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TheCraftBarn said...

Thanks for the yummy recipe! I posted a link to it on my blog:

Jennifer @ The Craft Barn

Holly said...

Every week you amaze me with a new pie...a unique pie. LOVE it!

Jerri said...

This sounds so yummy! And so perfect for the fall!

Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

Beverly @ said...

I saw this over at 504 Main and had to come over right away!! I love this - what a perfect combination. Thanks for the recipe!

Erin said...

I found this/you over at Holly's blog (504 Main) and HAD to come get this recipe. I am a pumpkin lover and have a pumpkin-loving daughter as well! I can't wait to try this. Sounds delish. Oh, and I'm your newest follower!

erin @ the mother load

The Blue Zoo said...

Oh yummy!! I saw this at Holly's blog and just had to come over and get the recipe. I LOVE pumpkin!! Thanks for sharing it!!

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