Thursday, June 23, 2011
Lingonberry Apple Pie
Exit 88 off of I-94 holds a dear old world secret. Nestled in the quaint downtown of Osseo rests a small Norwegian restaurant and bakery. This little gem has become our regular pit stop whenever we venture into Wisconsin for one reason only...their award winning pies. They put forth an astounding lingonberry apple pie. I cannot promise this pie comes anyway near the pies they create, but the little red berries brought great joy to my Scandinavian self.
adapted from Pillsbury's apple-berry pie recipe
yields one 9" pie
The only change I made to Pillsbury's recipe is an essential change...I used lingonberries in lieu of cranberries. These can be tricky to find. Fortunately a global market in town happens to have a Scandinavian vendor...who happens to carry the tart little rubies in frozen form.
For a first attempt at a lattice top, this pie turned out quite well! The apples stayed firm and a tad tart. Come fall the bounty of beautiful apples should yeild one or two much better for baking. The lingonberries offer a tartness, not unlike cranberries. A bit of lemon zest and a touch more sugar were wanted though.
Regardless, this apple berry pie provided a wonderful breakfast the next day...as well as dessert later on!