It’s an apple chocolate-chip lilac pie for Spring…
From a pesticide-free lilac bush, blooms are edible for pastries and delicious pie. The lilac represents wisdom and remembrance; promotes harmony. It resides in the olive family.
I made the standard Crisco pie crust recipe; all shortening, no butter. I baked outdoors, so I pressed the dough into the pie plate instead of rolling it on a counter top in the kitchen.
For soft apple slices, I combined 2 cans apple pie filling, miniature chocolate chips, lilac blooms,
some butter, and a drizzle of DISARONNO Italian amaretto liqueur. I flattened the pie lid dough with my hands and tucked in the edges to hold in the juices during baking; punctured the top with a fork, all over the crust, and added sugar for a sweet crunch.
Quickly baked in a 450 degree oven–nicely browned, a great crust that is flaky and rustic–a homespun pie.
Song & Artist: First by Lauren Daigle