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Pumpkin Apple Pie


For the Crust:

· 1 c. flour

· 1/3 c. butter, cut into large chunks

· 3 T. water

· 1 tsp sugar

· ½ tsp salt

For the Pumpkin Layer:

· 1.5 c. pumpkin puree

· 1 c. evaporated milk

· ¼ c. white sugar

· ¼ c. brown sugar

· 2 eggs

· 1 tsp vanilla

· 1 tsp dry ginger

· ½ tsp allspice

· ¼ tsp clove

· ½ tsp cinnamon

· Dash of salt

For the Apple Layer:

· 2 baking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

· ¼ c. white sugar

· 1 tsp cinnamon

· 2 tsp cornstarch

· 2 tsp preserved lemon juice (or regular lemon juice is fine)

For the Pecan Crumble:

· ½ c. flour

· 3 T. butter

· 1/3 c. chopped pecans

· ½ tsp. cinnamon

· Scant ¼ c. white sugar

For the Crust:

Mix the flour, butter, sugar, and salt together in a bowl. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour until the butter is in small pieces. Add the water and work in gently until a dough has formed. Shape into a ball, and place on floured work surface. Using a floured rolling pin, roll the dough out until it is large enough to lay across a deep dish 9” pie plate. Gently work the dough into the pie dish, shape crust as desired, and cut off any overlaying pie dough with kitchen shears. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.

For the Pumpkin Mix:

Combine the pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, both sugars, eggs, vanilla, and spices in a bowl. Mix well to combine. Set aside.

For the Apples:

Combine the apples, sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch, and preserved lemon juice. Mix well to combine. Set aside

For the Pecan Crumble:

Mix the flour, butter, pecans, cinnamon, and sugar together. Working with your fingers, crumb all of the butter into the flour and pecans. Mixture should be crumbly. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove the prepared pie dough from the refrigerator. Using a fork poke holes around the bottom of the dish. Next add the apples and arrange in a flat layer. Next pour over the pumpkin mixture. Place in preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the pie from the oven and sprinkle the crumble evenly over the top. Place back in the oven and back for another 25-30 minutes or until the center is set. Remove from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack.