My Favorite Apple Pie Recipe

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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

Apple Topping
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

Crumb Topping
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup firm butter
1/3 cup almond paste* (optional)

Wash 3 lb. of apples.  Core and peel the apples.

My husband usually takes care of the apples and he’s found a really easy way to slice the apples thinly and quickly.  Cut the apple in half and lay it core side down.

Instead of cutting the slices parallel with the core, cut the apple the other way.  This way it doesn’t shift around.

Put the sliced apples in a large bowl.

In a small bowl, mix together the dry ingredients for the apple topping.

Sprinkle over the apples.

Put apples in prepared pie crust.

Cut together crumb topping ingredients with a pastry cutter.

Sprinkle crumb toppings over apples.

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.

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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 ;)

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