Fall is for Apple Pie

I recently had a taste for apple pie.  I had never made an apple pie and am not a huge apple pie fan.  But, I didn’t want Apple Crisp and didn’t feel like making Apple Pie Squares.  So, apple pie it was.

I mixed and matched 3 recipes.  It’s not as complicated as it sounds.  I used Dorothy’s (at Crazy for Crust) Crumb Apple Pie as my guiding recipe and her crust.  I liked the sounds of The Pioneer Woman’s apple pie filling from her Scrumptious Apple Pie recipe.  I completed the pie with crumb topping from my Rhubarb Strawberry Pie; it’s my favorite!

Here is what I came up with:

For the Crust – Makes ONE Crust

1 1/4 C Flour – I used half All Purpose Flour and half Pastry Flour

1/4 teasp Salt

1/2 C Butter, diced and chilled

3-4 T of Ice Water

Combine flour and salt in food processor.

Add cold butter and process until coarse crumbs form.

Add water, one tablespoon at a time, until mixture forms a ball.

Roll out crust and press into pie plate.

Chill at least 30 minutes.

For the Filling

8-9 Small Granny Smith apples

Juice from 1 Small Lemon

½ C Sugar or to taste

4 T Flour

¼ teasp Salt

¾ teasp Cinnamon

Peel and slice apples to desired size.

In a bowl mix peeled apples, lemon juice, sugar, flour and ¼ teaspoon salt.

Add apples to prepared pie shell and top with crumb topping.

For the Crumb Topping

1 C Flour – I used half All Purpose Flour and half Pastry Flour

1 C Brown Sugar

1 C Butter, Melted

Combine flour, sugar and butter until ingredients form coarse crumbs.

Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly on top of apple mixture.

Place pie on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet to steer clear of mess in the oven.

Bake at 400° for 55 minutes.

My house smelled so yummy while this pie was baking!  The Hubby is a seasoned Apple Pie eater and approves this recipe.  I have to admit, I am still not a huge Apple Pie fan .  I do think this is a delicious pie recipe and will probably make it again.

Are you an Apple Pie Fan?  What is your favorite pie flavor?


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10 Responses to Fall is for Apple Pie

  1. Kim says:

    I’ll eat your share :0)

    It looks yummy! I also like Jonathan apples in pie. My Grandma’s green apple pie – made with apples from their backyard tree – was probably my favorite pie of all time. I can’t seem to duplicate it.

  2. Carletta says:

    I have a few apples in our garage fridge left over from our trees so this post is going to come in handy. 🙂
    Robyn, how can you not be a fan of the all-American apple pie!
    I like it but pumpkin is my favorite and tis the season!!!!

  3. Candy C. says:

    I’m with Carletta, pumpkin is my absolute favorite!! 🙂
    I’m getting to be more of a pie fan as I get older, I’ve finally found a piecrust recipe that I really, really like and I think that was my hang-up.

  4. Buttons says:

    Oh I wish I was sitting in your kitchen and you could watch me eat a piece of this lovely pie. Oh the stories we could share I am sure you would love apple pie if we shared it together. Great recipe. I can almost smell it. Hugs. B

  5. I love to bake apple pie in the fall as well – not so many apples on the trees this year though!

  6. Carol says:

    Delicious post ~ Hope you enjoyed the apple pie somewhat ~ (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Nancy says:

    Well, it looks almost too pretty to eat, Robyn. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

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