Japanese Knotweed Pie

We have been experimenting with our less common ingredients lately which have turned into some pretty amazing dishes!! This Japanese Knotweed pie is one of our latest experiments, and it does not disappoint! 

It is primarily an applesauce pie with some added knotweed powder for a nice tart apple taste full of all kinds of health benefits!! 

Besides being super high in trans-resveratrol, Japanese Knotweed has shown positive effects on cognitive support in some studies, and also may help with gastrointestinal issues. We go into the details here in our Japanese Knotweed Blog if you want to learn more! 

But enough of that, let's get baking!! 

Japanese knotweed pie recipe apple sauce pie

Ingredients

1 (9-inch) pie shell
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups apple sauce
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4/tsp cinnamon
Instructions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 C)
In a medium mixing bowl combine butter, sugar, and eggs. 
Beat until smooth. 
Add applesauce, Knotweed Powder, and vanilla. Mix well.
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the shell has browned and the center of the pie is set. 
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before topping. 

pie topped with eatable flowers

Optional toppings:

Homemade whipped cream (highly recommended) 
Eatable flowers
A dusting of Japanese knotweed or Cinnamon 

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