A squash usually used in savory preparations, chayote can also shine as a dessert.
- 2 servings pâte brisée or purchased pie dough
- scant 1/4 C brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp flour
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- dash salt
- pinch nutmeg
- 1 medium chayote squash
2. In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Peel and slice chayote into small pieces, coat pieces with sugar and flour mixture. Place seasoned chayote pieces into crusts, layering them well above the top level of the pie pan (squash will sink during baking due to water loss).
3. Cut circles for top crusts or strips if a lattice top is desired. If using a circular top crust, use a sharp knife to cut slits in several places. Crimp edges of crusts together with the tines of a fork or with fingers. Sprinkle top with a small amount of additional sugar.
4. Place pans on a baking sheet for easier handling and bake at 425°F for 18-22 minutes. Allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.
Robyn's notes: nice as something a little different, but won't replace apple pies for me, mainly because the chayote stays crisper than I prefer. Watch me demonstrate this recipe on youtube!
*** 3 Stars: Good. At least one of us liked this enough for me to make it again, but not often