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Sweet Gum Crispy Fruit Pie
I am very fortunate to have a beautiful sweet gum tree in my yard. It have very pretty leaves, and a brilliant fall foliage. But you haven’t heard the best part about this tree. It bears a fruit that I call gum balls.
I am going to share with a secret not known to many, by telling you that this fruit from the sweet gum tree can make delicious pies, that I call Sweet Gum Crispy Fruit Pies. I’m also going to show you how to gather and prepare the fruit and give you the recipe for a delicious pie. Believe me, you have never tasted a pie like this.
The Recipe for Sweet Gum Crispy Fruit Pie
- 1 double-crust pie pastry
- 4 cups of gum balls (washed and leave whole)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 9-inch pie plate with a pastry circle. In a large bowl, stir together sugar, flour, lemon juice and cinnamon. Add gumballs and, if desired, raisins. Gently toss until coated. Transfer mixture to the pastry-lined pie plate. Trim bottom pastry to edge of pie plate. Cut slits in remaining pastry circle; place on filling and seal. Crimp edge as desired. If desired, brush top pastry with milk and sprinkle with additional sugar. To prevent over-browning, cover edge of pie with foil. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil. Bake 20 minutes more or until fruit is tender and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. To serve warm, let pie cool at least 2 hours.
Don’t forget the ice cream when serving
and the toothpicks for afterwards
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