Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Apple Crumb Pie

This was my first try at an apple pie.  I did some thinking and changed the recipe a little, (1) so I could call it my own, and (2) because I hate a soggy crust and I figured that was inevitable.  I will say that it got rave reviews...Someone even said that it was the "best apple pie they had ever had..." :)

1 (9 inch) deep dish pie crust - if you want to make your own...fine...I just haven't perfected the art of pie crust yet...
5 cups apples - peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon (I add a touch extra)

1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
6 tablespoons cold butter

Preheat oven to 400.  Toss the apple slices in the 1/4 cup of flour.  In a small separate bowl, mix the 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon.  Arrange half of the apple slices in unbaked pie shell (this is personal preference, I thought maybe I would need to bake the pie crust by itself for 5 minutes or so but the crust didn't come out soggy at all!)  Sprinkle about 1/3 of the cinnamon/sugar mixture over the apples.  Layer the rest of the apples and sprinkle the rest of the sugar mixture over the top.  (Don't worry if your pie looks super tall...the apples will bake down).  Use two knives or a small food processor to cut in the butter/sugar/flour.  Cover the top of your pie with this mixture.  Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until apples are soft and the top of the crust is a little browned.

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