Going Crazy With Apple Pie Filling
Making apple pie filling can be a lot of fun. You can make it for immediate use, or you can prepare it in bulk, and then freeze it for later use. There is obviously no standard way to make it, so you can really get creative. I've used everything in my apple pie filling, such as chocolate, candy corn, fresh blueberries, rhubarb, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mashed pumpkin pie filling, ginger, butterscotch syrup, and much more. The crust of an apple pie is obviously just as important as the filling, but I have more fun creating the filling, and it's usually more often commented on than the crust. So the next time you create an apple pie filling, really go all out. When people eat your pie, and notice something delicious inside of it that they have never seen in an apple pie before, the compliments will likely flood your way, as well as requests for the recipe.
Using Other Fruits
One of the most common ways to accent your apple pie filling, is by using other fruits. Just about any fruit will fit well in an apple pie filling. I've mixed in blueberries, raspberries, peaches, apricots, pickled watermelon rind, bananas, kiwi, mango, papayas, even pears. The trick to using other fruits within an apple pie filling, is to figure out the right proportion. The standard ratio that I have come up with that seems to work well, is a seventy to thirty percent ratio. Seventy percent apples to thirty percent accent fruit, works well, because you can still overwhelming taste apple pie, otherwise your pie becomes a mixed fruit pie. So the next time you plan to create a homemade apple pie, think about what other types of fruit you could accent it with. If you aren't sure if the pie will be well received, then try different fruits in different sections, and then do a taste test once it's finished.
Accenting Apple Pie With Nuts
Another great way to take your apple pie filling to another level, is by accenting it with nuts. Most nuts will work well, such as crushed almonds, walnuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, deshelled pistachios, coconut, macadamia nuts, cashews, and many others. Nuts can either be softened by letting them sit in your apple pie filling for a lengthy period of time, or you can add them in right before baking the pie, meaning your pie will be crunchy. Probably the most common form of nuts added to apple pie, would be walnuts, as their flavor is just perfect for the dessert. If you don't like nuts in your filling, then you can sprinkle them on top of the pie crust, and let them roast in the oven. So if you have never had nuts in your apple pie, then give them a try, you definitely won't regret it.
Sweet Tooth, Anyone?
One thing I have discovered recently which tastes great within apple pie filling, is candy. Crushed chocolate and chocolate chips are particularly good inside pie filling, though you can really get way more creative. I have tried candy corn, Nerds candy, M&Ms, Reese's Pieces, cinnamon Red Hots candy, jelly beans, gummi bears, and even gummi worms. When using candy within your apple pie, you obviously have to consider that most candy will melt, unless you're creating a no bake apple pie. So if you really want to create an apple pie filling that is guaranteed to turn heads, then add some candy to it. We'd like to thank you for visiting this section of our website, and hope you enjoyed reading through this brief article. If you have any questions or comments related to apple pie filling, then don't hesitate to send our staff an email, and we'll reply within three business days.