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) 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 ; 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?