Barbara Smallwood's Apricot Surprise Pie
2 (9-inch) Pillsbury Pet-Ritz Frozen Deep Dish Pie Crusts
1/2 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup toasted pecans
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
2 tablespoons frozen coconut
1/3 cup powdered sugar
Dash of ginger
18 ounces dried apricots
1 cup water
1 cup apricot nectar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon orange extract
1/2 tablespoon sugar
Dash of ginger
For Crust: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Bake one Pillsbury Pet-Ritz 9-inch deep dish frozen pie crust slightly. Cool.
Surprise Filling: Mix together surprise filling ingredients until well combined. Pour into baked pie crust.
For Apricot Filling: Slice the dried apricots in half. Rinse then with water. Place them in a sauce pan with the water, apricot nectar and bring to a boil and cook until mushy. Combine the cornstarch with the orange extract, lemon juice and about 1 tablespoon of the apricots' cooking liquid. Mix until smooth and then stir into the cooked apricots. Add the white sugar and a dash of ginger, combine. Pour mixture into the baked pie shell on top of the surprise filling.
Cut the second pie crust into strips. Top the pie with a lattice crust. Brush with milk over top crust for color, if desired. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) until lightly browned.
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