When my husband and I were 1st dating, he made me an apple pie for one of our first dates. We’ve used this recipe every since and I plan to make it tomorrow for Thanksgiving.
It’s found in the Betty Crocker Cookbook,(2001).
This has slight variations* from the original recipe, including the almond paste, substituting whole wheat flour, and not using butter to sprinkle over the apples.
I use Granny Smith apples, but it’s definitely not your only option.
Crumb Topping Apple Pie
3 lbs. apples
1/3 to 2/3 cup sugar (I use raw sugar*)
1/4 cup whole wheat flour*
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
Dash of salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup firm butter
1/3 cup almond paste* (optional)
Cut together crumb topping ingredients with a pastry cutter.
Bake at 425 for 50 minutes. I use a Pie Crust Shield and cover the topping with aluminum foil about half way through the baking time.
Here’s where I’d put the finished product picture that I forgot to take :) I’ll add one soon.
Here are the other recipes that I used for my contributions to the Thanksgiving Dinner.
Sweet Potato Crunch
Pumpkin Pie with homemade pumpkin puree
Spirited Cranberry-Apricot Sauce (off site recipe) I made it with orange juice, because we typically don’t have sherry lying around the house ;)