Mom's Green Tomato-Apple Pie

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup seedless raisins
  • 2 cups seeded and diced green tomatoes
  • 2 apples peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 (9-inch) double pie pastry
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon butter, cut into pieces
Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Wash raisins and set aside. In a large bowl combine the tomatoes, apples, lemon rind, lemon juice, and vinegar.

In a separate bowl, combine the salt, sugar, flour, cinnamon and ginger and mix well.

Roll out 1 of the pie crusts to fit a pie plate and place in the plate. Set aside.

Add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir just until combined. Pour into pie shell. Dot top with butter.

Add top crust and slit the top of pie. Bake 15 minutes, and reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for another 45 minutes.

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    I make this pie all year long...in the winter when it is hard to find "real green tomatoes" I use tomatillos and it tastes just as good!!!! I always have lots of green tomatoes during the summer and this is a perfect recipe to use them up....I recommend trying this recipe it is absolutely my favorite apple pie recipe!!!
    I used white raisins, only 1 cup of sugar, and a pinch of cloves and nutmeg. This amount of sugar proved plenty sweet as I also put on a crumb topping, a la Dutch apple pie. Interesting flavor - the tomatoes impart a tang reminiscent of mincemeat pie. I made this for a 4th of July cookout but it might be better suited for the winter holidays.
     

     
    If making it again, I might add walnuts to the filling to really round out the mincemeat theme.
    This came out surprisingly well! I had green tomatoes in my CSA farm share that I didn't know what to do with. This was the perfect way to use them up! I went without the raisins and used fresh grated ginger instead of powdered. I also only used a cup of sugar and it was plenty sweet. A+
    We made two of these pies for our viewing party and everyone loved them! It is a very unique combination with wonderful results.
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