Friday, August 12, 2011

Took these beauties home and don't know what to do with them

When I saw these beauties at the supermarket, I just could not resist taking them home. They have been relaxing in my fridge un-disturbed for about a week but they still look attractive.

I was undecided what to do with them. Then, I saw the theme for Aspiring Bakers #10 - "Easy as pie"a few days ago. That prompted me to use them to make a pie for the entry. This fits the title because making this is truly as easy as ABC! Furthermore, this dessert looks gorgeous and will definitely "WOW" your guests if you serve it nicely presented with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. You don't see the whipped cream and vanilla ice cream in my photos because I was not in the mood of going through the hassle of the preparation required to take good shots of cream and ice cream, especially on such hot weathers. Hope these photos will be good enough to convince you all that this pie is delicious and worth trying the recipe out.

Apricot pie spiced with mint leaves and nutmeg

This is featured on AFC (Official) Facebook page
on 7th July 2012

4 cups sliced fresh apricots
¾ to 1 cup sugar (depends on individual taste)
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tb finely sliced mint leaves
1 tbs lemon juice
1 Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
Milk for brushing the pie crust
Additional sugar to sprinkle on top

In a bowl, toss apricots, sugar, flour, mint leaves and nutmeg. Sprinkle with lemon juice; mix well. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom crust; add filling. Roll out remaining pastry to make a top crust. Place over filling; seal edges. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Cover edges of pastry loosely with foil. Bake at 375 degrees F for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown.

Method to make the pie crust:
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  1. I had a similar problem with apricots not long ago. Wish your post had come earlier! :) love love love your photography. and this cake is simple and luscious.

  2. i have some in the fridge too. not the pie but the apricots. Going to eat them just like that.

  3. You always make food look so wonderful! I love food and you make it irresistible. :) Thanks for another great recipe.

  4. That's a fantastic looking pie! Great idea!

  5. Love the oozing filling. Yummy!
    I am hoping to get my hands on some apricots. Haven't been seeing them yet.
    Last year I baked a few stuff with them.
    BTW, I'll be out to KL for Raya, but I don't know how my schedule will be like, yet.

  6. I love apricots always, we dont have now, but are delicious,and your pie is amazing, I think the mix chocolate/apricots is georgeous, gloria

  7. That looks delicious...I've never had apricot pie.

  8. I am drooling over this pie it looks really delicious. Light pasty with delicious filling oozing out.

  9. Yumm! Brings me back to my childhood. My grandparents had an apricot tree. I miss those days - I can barely grow weeds!! ;)

    They had a huge veggie garden, a watermelon patch, strawberry patch, grape arbor, apricots, cherries, apples, green plums, etc. Sigh ...

  10. Gorgeous photos my dear. (The pie was great too.)

  11. OH How brilliant...I've never used appricots in a pie b4....this sounds divine :)

  12. great idea for a pie! I packed some apricot in my husband's lunch today and no joke, got a text asking me what the things were that looked like apricots.

  13. It sure looks beautiful! We love apricots, but you do have to decide quickly or before you know's too late. :D I love the photo with the perfect slice!

  14. delicious looking pie looks wonderful

  15. Your pie looks so delicious, the apricots sure make a great filling for pies although they would have disappeared one by one from the fridge if I bought them home before I could use them for anything!

  16. well sometimes the best things are made when you do it unplanned:)I think your pie agrees to that:)

  17. Wow - what a beautiful pie and stunning pictures!

  18. What a gorgeous pie! I adore apricots. I just bought some, but they didn't last more than a few days. I am very jealous right now!

  19. ah... turkish yellow apricots, very sweet yeah? or at least much sweeter than most other varieties out in the market now! i have some apricots in the fridge also from making tartlettes. perhaps I'll whip up something like yours too!

  20. What beautiful pictures! I buy things at the market just because they look to good to resist more often then I care to admit.

    This pie looks beautiful and the addition of nutmeg - love it!

  21. Beautiful! I think you went with the right course of action for these apricots :)

  22. This looks so delicious. I have been recently undecided as to whether or not I like apricots. This would entice me to give them another try. The crust looks perfect and the spices sound wonderful. Thanks for stopping by my blog, so glad you did...this is my first time here! Looking forward to sharing recipes with you!

  23. Wow....I am falling in love with this one...beautiful dessert! The filling looks irresistibly good....mmmm. I need a big slice :D Thanks very much for sharing. Hope you have a fun weekend! MaryMh at

  24. Yum! fresh fruit in pies- what can get better than that? Veronica, I would so love a slice now with ice cream!

  25. This looks so delicious. You can almost smell them. The pics are that vivid. Love this.

  26. I'm so envious of your beautiful apricots! This pie looks fabulous :)

  27. Wow, this looks awesome! Apricots in a pie...yummy :)

  28. What a great mix western apricot and local nutmeg pie good combination of Quay Lo + local Chinese haha. Pie looks yummy. Ho ho sik!

  29. Beautiful apricots! And wonderful pie recipe!

  30. Tat's beautiful pie. I am salivating just looking at them. Nw I can't sleep. I Pod Touch is bad for me. I must surf with it before I sleep n hw true , must read on news next time so tat I can sleep instead of thinking of your apricot pie ;p

  31. @ myitaliansmorgasbord
    Thanks for dropping by. I guess late is better than never:D

    @small kuching
    If you prefer to eat it fresh and enjoys it, why not? :D

    Kind words and frequent visits from fellow bloggers are the booster for me to improve in my cooking, baking and photography. If you see nice photos and good cooking and baking from Quay Po, you have yourself to thank and I thank you for that.

    So I take it that you like the idea of adding mint leaves to the pie?

    @Thank Wendy for the compliment. This means a lot when it comes from talented baker like yourself. You have any idea what dates you will be KL? Hope you have some time to catch up with us. Email us the dates that you will be expected to be in KL ok?

    That's a good idea.

    That was my firs time too:D
    So good to hear from you:D Thanks for the kind words.

    I have never seen an apricot tree before. I must googled to look at one now.

    Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the pie.

    Do try it, it is worth the effort.

    @That Girl
    Your comment always give me a chuckle.

    You are right, I was lucky to use them up on time.

    Thanks for your visit and your kind comment. Do drop by more often. I would love to hear from you.

    If I have not forgotten those beauties are in the fridge it would have disappeared too. By the time I realise it, there are too many to eat so that's why I made a pie instead.

    You are absolutely right.

    Thanks. Glad you like the pics.

    I guess I am lucky that they are still good after so long in the fridge.

    When you whip up something, it won't be like mine, it will always be better!

    It is so good to know that I am not alone. hehe

    @Parsley Sage
    I think so too. Better than gone to waste.

    You have a wonderful blog and I enjoyed my time there. Thanks for checking out mine. I am happy to share recipes with you and learn from you.

    If you are staying near and if this pie can last, I would love to send you one whole pie not just a piece:D

    I would love to share the pie with you, why are you so far away? :D

    @Kim Bee
    Thanks. You are so generous with your compliment and it sure made my day.

    I know, that's why I call them beauties hehe.,.

    Thanks for visit and take time to leave such a nice comment.

    Hai lor. Ho Ho Sik! hehe

    Thanks for the compliment. Hope to see you around.

  32. @Elin
    I am sorry that you got to see this before you go to bed I have reminded myself not to visit my food blogger friends before bedtime.. it is a torture isn't it? hehe

  33. Hola acabo de encontrar tu blog, con tu permiso me quedo como seguidora, te invito a seguir mi cocina.

    Un saludo desde Valencia (España).


  34. @las recetas de mar
    Welcome to my blog and just checked out yours. Thanks for the following. Looking forward to visit with you often.

  35. Oh my, that is a beautiful shot of apricot pie! I love it and it looks delicious, Quay! That is gorgeous!

  36. @Ray
    Many Thanks for the compliment:D

  37. Just gorgeous! Beautiful art from delicious looking food!

  38. Looks like you figured out the perfect thing to do with those tastey, yummy apricots! Looks lovely!

  39. @BakingWithoutABox
    Thanks for your visit and lovely comment. Hope to see you around often.

    I am so delighted to see you again. It has been some time since we last chat. I love hearing from you and knowing that all is well with you. Have a wonderful week:D

  40. I really like apricots are rich, I have them in abundance in the summers in my home I have a big tree, I have been quite wealthy and beautiful foot, hugging regards,

  41. that's a very good shot of the pie! making everyone drooling!!

  42. @Rosita
    You have big apricot trees! Oh I am so jealous because they are SOOO expensive here. HUGS.

    Thanks:D When I visit your blog, I drool too. Sama-sama hehe

  43. Oh, how delightful this looks and sounds!

  44. Hey! I love your website! If you are interested in ideas, my website is vegan, and vegetarian gourmet food!
    I am a college student journaling my way through cooking.

  45. Hey! Now why did you not make this a week earlier, I was so tempted to pick up a bucket of these too from the wet market; except I did not think of 'pies'!!!

    Beautiful results you got there!

    1. Emily, can still go back and pick up the bucket. It is worth it.

  46. hai it's been so long since the last time i visited your blog... your food there looks delicious!!! im drooling for it!! :D

    1. Hi, Good to see you here again. Thanks for dropping by.


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