It's the holiday season again, or as I prefer to think of it; pie season. All year I look forward to Thanksgiving because I get to bake up copious amounts of my go-to, winner winner turkey dinner pie recipes, Apple Cheddar Pie and Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie. Year after year these two have proved themselves to be fan favorites, so it's hard to stray from these tried and true winners. This year I've been racing like a Secretariat to get a new recipe tested, perfected and posted on the blog before Thanksgiving arrives and I think I may just have a prize winning pedigree pie on my hands.
This Thanksgiving I've decided to incorporate something new into the herd, something seasonal and local. Persimmons immediately came to mind, they are bountiful here in Santa Barbara, like they literally grow on trees. Persimmons have a subtly sweet flavor reminiscent of honey or fresh, ripe apricots. I find them to have a slight vegetal characteristic which partners up nicely with tart apples and a candy sweet crumble topping. My new recipe for Apple Persimmon Crumble Pie came out of the gates strong, took the lead and immediately placed itself on the podium with my other two top contenders. I really think it may be a dead heat between the three.
Instead of choosing between my favorite pies this Thanksgiving, I pick the trifecta of Apple Cheddar Pie, Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie and my new homebred prizewinner, Apple Persimmon Crumble Pie. I suggest you put your money on this triple crown, you and your loved ones can split the winnings from this purse of pies.Print