Apricot Pie

This is my first Apricot Pie, I have made many apricot cobblers and crisps, but never a pie. While marketing yesterday I came across these beautiful apricots and knew the time was right. And this pie did not disappoint, it is delicious with sweetness and a bit of tart as apricots are known to offer.

Apricot Pie
adapted from:  The Fannie Farmer Cookbook
6 – 8 servings/pieces 

4 c apricot halves – I cut my fruit into quarters, thinking the pie will be easier to cut and serve. (2-21/2 pounds fruit).
1 c sugar
2 T tapioca
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 t cardamom (my addition, Fannie called for no spice in her pie)
2 T butter
double crust pie dough

Wash and cut fruit,

add sugar, tapioca, spice and lemon juice. Stir to combine.

Place bottom crust dough into pie pan, easing into pan to avoid stretching. Add fruit mixture, dot with butter.

I usually do not use the butter listed in a pie recipe…but added it this time for richness.

Cover with top crust, crimp edges.

Bake 400 degrees for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 350 and bake an additional 35-40 minutes or until done in your oven.

Serve with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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This pie looks delicious, and I must say cardamom (one of my favorites) is an inspired addition! Now I can’t WAIT for the apricots on my tree to ripen…actually I need them to stay green until my new orchard ladder arrives, but after that, I am DEFINITELY making this pie!!