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Pass the custard please ...

I'll let you into a little secret ... my other half is an amazing fruit pie maker - he would blush if he knew what I was telling you - but he is. He doesn't do fancy things, no - more your traditional pie under shortcrust pastry all bubbling and juicy when it comes out of the oven.  The house filling with fruity scented steam on Friday evenings.

He makes rhubarb, apple and red currant, blackberry and apple. Most of the fruit is either home grown or foraged during autumn and stashed in the freeze waiting to be used over winter.

He is not bad either at making the custard that he generously gloops over the huge wedges of pie as he serves up.

The other day I came across THIS recipe and thought I would give it a try.

However, with one thing or another and although I had all the ingredients out and ready to use, I was being fully occupied by making a monster sized fish pie.

Himself wandered into the kitchen to see what I was up to, so I pointed him to the recipe and he took the challenge on.

He hummed a merry tune as he first read through the recipe then continued humming as he adapted the pie with his personal touches. It was, I have to say - a.b.s.o.l.u.t.e.l.y delish
The steam curled up from the fruit and positively zinnnnnnged my tastebuds and tingled my nose - oooh yum!

The original recipe just used apples, but he added red currants and sultanas. It was a visual and heavenly combination. 

He can do that again!

I do really recommend the recipe, it is lovely and simple and in it's original form looks good enough to serve at a dinner party.  Himself loves a combination of fruits hence the rich berry red and appley goodness happening here.

Have you followed a new recipe recently with great success?
Was it a 'have-it-again' one?
Do tell, I love experimenting (and seems so does my pie-maker!) with new recipes :) and if you do try this apple pie - let me know, I'd love to hear what you think of it too!


  1. That pie looks delicious. I love experimenting with recipes and trying new ones. I nearly always change them in some way! I've just bought a breadmaker so I'm trying that out.

  2. Oh my goodness - that looks delicious!

  3. Having a husband who cooks must be wonderful (sigh!). Can I come and have a piece too, with lots of gooey custard. I've lost my mojo to bake, as the oven here is so small, but I keep telling myself to get over it and get cooking. I will when it's cooler and let you know if I'm tryng anything new. Take care.

  4. Winter comfort food... nothing better on a cold and frosty day.. well done that man.

  5. Wow, that is a wonderful looking pie I bet it tasted good! I am always messing with recipes as I either don't have all the ingredients or it is something I don't eat cos it makes me ill. For that is what recipes are all about they 'stop' when they are written down.

  6. That looks absolutely delicious. Well done Himself. He just gets better and better.xx

  7. Yum. I too have a pastry/pie making whizz for a husband. He's making us Fidget Pie this weekend.

  8. Yum! Love fruit pies and custard. Just made a batch of marmalade so I think I'm going to have a go at Nigellas Marmalde cake in her kitchen book. Barbara

  9. How wonderful to have your very own pie man! Looks like a delicious pie!! xx

  10. Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That really is a feast for the eyes as well as YOUR stomach!x

  11. It looks delicious and very pretty too. Well done to your other half. Fruit pie and custard on a Friday night - it doesn't get much better than that!
    Cathy x

  12. Looks lovely will try itsometime when I have a housefull for tea

  13. Well done pie man! Long make he make pies. PS Can I have cream instead of custard (I hate custard, bad childhood/school memories!!!).


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