Time for another new recipe! Now I should warn you, this isn’t necessarily a “healthy” dessert, but sometimes it’s nice to indulge every once in a while, right!?!
I love, love, love baking! It’s one of my favorite things to do and I definitely prefer it over cooking. During the cooler season, I tend to do a lot more baking, and since my dad has so many apples, I try to find delicious ways to use them up in my baked goods. This Apple Crumble Pie is a staple in our household during the fall season, and is an easy and tasty option to get rid of those apples.
This pie is a big hit with the family. I tend to make it on special occasions or when we have guests coming for dinner. Because I use a pre-made refrigerated store bought pie crust (if your feeling ambitious, you can certainly make your own), it comes together in no time – the only part of the preparation that takes some time is peeling and cutting the apples but trust me, it’s totally worth the effort. As far as what type of apples I used, my dad just gave me a whole bunch of different kinds so honestly, I have no idea what they were. They always say that granny smith are good baking apples, but feel free to use whatever type of apple you life.
You can serve this pie warm (Justin likes it this way) with a side of vanilla ice cream or at room temperature. Warning – this pie is SO addicting and it’s awfully hard to resist having more than one piece! ;-) Enjoy!
- 1 pre-made refrigerated store bought pie crust
- 6 medium apples (peeled and sliced thin)
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 3 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- pinch of salt
- ¾ cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup old fashioned cooking oats
- ⅓ cup margarine
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place pie crust in 9 ½ inch baking dish. Combine all filling ingredients and mix well. Spoon into crust-lined baking dish.
- For topping, combine first three ingredients. Using a fork, cut in margarine until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over apple mixture.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until apples are tender.
Optional Icing: Combine 3/4 cup of powdered sugar and 1 tbsp of milk (more if needed). Drizzle over warm pie.
What’s your favorite pie recipe?
Do you prefer baking or cooking?