Extra fact: The California Condor was used as the model for the Skeksis in the Movie The Dark Crystal.
This Pie was a last minute one. I was originally planning on doing a half apple half blueberry pie but I found that I did not have enough blueberry filling left over from the EnterPi. I only had enough apples for half a pie so my girlfriend and I brainstormed filling for the other half. I had a small butternut squash all cubed and roasted that I was planning on adding to a Thai curry I had planned for dinner so we started with that. From other ingredients on had we came up with a plan.
Pie crust. I used some homemade gluten free that I had on hand. Any type will work.
Pie 1: Sweet
4 large Fuji apples. I use Fuji because they hold up well to baking. No mush!
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch. Flour will work too but I was keeping it GF.
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
Pie 2: Savory
1 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed. Roasted is nice but optional.
1 med carrot diced.
1 celery stalk diced.
1 cup choconut milk.
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup red onion diced.
salt and pepper to taste
Step 1: Making the sweet
If you are making a whole pie or taking your sweet time you can sprinkle the sliced apple with lemon juice to keep them from browning.
In a mixing bowl mix the apples, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cornstarch until apples are coated.
Let stand 15 minutes stirring a few more times during that time.