A harvest pie

Last weekend, I bought some apples and pears at the local orchard.  The apples were wonderful and we ate most of them raw.  But, I had three left over and two pears that really needed used up.  My husband LOVES apple pie so I decided to surprise him. 

This is what I had to work with.

I know that lemon is the preferred citrus for apple pies, but I only had limes so here it is!

Harvest Pie with Local Apples and Pears

3 honeycrisp apples (Or, whatever apples are locally harvested this time of year in your area.)
2 pears (I used two of our native pears; they probably came off a tree that has grown since statehood.)
Juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
A sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
1 T. melted butter

Peel and thinly slice apples and pears.  Toss them with the lime juice.  In a separate bowl, combine sugar, spices, and flour.  Whisk to incorporate.  Stir dry ingredients in with the fruit.  Add vanilla and melted butter and stir.

I used one crust (which I actually did make from scratch) and made a kind of galette.  It may not be the most beautiful pastry, but it is easy and I like the rustic look.  (You could definitely use this  recipe for a traditional two-crust pie.)

Preheat oven t0 400 degrees.  Brush cold water on the top of the pastry and sprinkle with a bit a sugar.  Bake for 40-50 minutes (or until crust is brown and fruit is bubbly.)

You can see it bubbled-out a bit and the edges are a little brown and gooey!

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