LOMO: Leftover Makeover,Edition 3 (Pie, Baby!)

Posted by Marianne Thomas | 3/26/2009 08:13:00 AM | | 0 comments »

LOMO {Leftover Makeover} is my weekly feature for making those little leftovers hiding in your freezer and pantry fabulous once again!

If you'd like to grab the button and post your own LOMO at your blog, please do; brief guidelines for LOMO are found here on last week's post. I've added a Mr. Linky to the bottom of this post for you to link your LOMO post if you'd like to share it with us.

This week, I'm making PIE!

My brother-in-law is coming down for the weekend to hang out and spoil his nephews and neice; I thought it would be nice to make a quick apple pie for him and my kiddos (none for hubs and I until Easter -- we give up sweets for Lent).

Here's my LOMO main ingredient I found lurking in the back of my freezer:

This is leftover gingerbread from Christmas. Each year, we build a gingerbread house during Christmas and the kids get to decorate it. When I cut out the walls and the roof this year, I had quite a bit of gingerbread leftover. I tossed it into a plasticware and froze it, figuring I might find some way to use those yummy bits to make something else.

I'm using this recipe for Dutch Apple Pie with Oatmeal Struesel as my base recipe for this LOMO; I'll be tweaking it as I go. I'll add a Google Doc link at the bottom of this post for you if you'd like to print the altered recipe.

Here's all my starting ingredients:

::Gingerbread pieces

::(6) Granny Smith Apples ($0.25 ea at Kroger)


::Brown Sugar


::(1) Stick Butter

And here's the finished product:

It smells SO good -- I wish I could tell you how it tastes! I'll have to rely on my recipe testers to weigh in on the flavor tomorrow once Uncle Meatball gets here.

Click to print this recipe. {Link coming soon!}

Do you have a LOMO post you'd like to add to the Mr. Linky box below?

If you've got a post about making some boring old leftovers fantastically new again, add your link below! I'd love to see what you're doing and I know lots of reader would like help with finding creative ways to makeover their leftovers.

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