Chris' Cosmic Crisp & Quince Pie
It’s Pi Day, you say?!
Are you still in need of the perfect recipe to celebrate this mathematical holiday?
Well, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! One of our remarkably talented production crew members, Chris, dusted off this prodigious Cosmic Crisp & Quince pie recipe that has been carefully calculated for those with a never-ending love of Pi(e).
Warning: This recipe is so dangerously delicious you might act irrationally and eat two Pi.
- 4 Cosmic Crisp Apples
- 2 Quince
- 1 Granny Smith Apple
- 1/4 cup dehydrated Mandarin Oranges
- 3 Tablespoons frozen butter cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- Pie Crust of choice
- 1 ½ cup Cosmic Crisp cider
- ½ cup butter
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Peel & core apples and quince
- Cut fruit into small pieces (cubes, wedges, or slices)
- Toss fruit pieces in just enough flour and sugar to cover them
- Add filling to crust (pre-made pie-crust works just fine)
- Place cubes of butter directly on top of pie filling
- Add the top layer of crust & brush with an optional glaze (for that beautiful shine and extra crispness)
- Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes, then turn the temperature down to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and continue to bake for 40 additional minutes.
- On the stovetop in a small saucepan, mix the cider, butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Simmer for 5-7 minutes until reduced, and the butter has melted, and the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and add 1 tsp pure vanilla extract.
- Using a pastry brush, lightly brush over the pie as you reach step 6.