Kittencal's Apple Pie With Crunchy Topping
October 05, 2013
Categories: Comfort Food, Desserts, Fruit, Apple, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Kid Pleaser, Baby Shower, Birthday, Brunch, Christmas, Cinco de Mayo, Easter, Entertaining, Fall/Autumn, Father's Day, Game/Sports Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Ladies Luncheon, Mother's Day, New Years, Potluck, Summer, Sunday Dinner, Thanksgiving, Winter, Oven Bake, Vegetarian, Make it from scratch, Pies, Spring, Kosher Dairy more
"If your making this to serve over the holidays you'd better make two, this pie is over-the-top good! Prep time does not include make the pie pastry"
- FOR CRUMB TOPPING
- FOR APPLE FILLING
- Serving Size: 1 (261.3 g)
- Calories 460.3
- Total Fat - 17.7 g
- Saturated Fat - 9.2 g
- Cholesterol - 36.6 mg
- Sodium - 212.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 75.3 g
- Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
- Sugars - 52.4 g
- Protein - 4.1 g
- Calcium - 30.3 mg
- Iron - 0.8 mg
- Vitamin C - 8.3 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Place the pie pastry in 9-inch pie plate, then flute edges as desired.
Place oven rack in lowest position in oven.
TO MAKE THE TOPPING
In a bowl combine the flour with both sugars and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture forms moist coarse crumbs that hold together easily. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to use.
TOMAKE THE APPLE FILLING
Place sliced apples in a large bowl, sprinkle all over with lemon juice, then using your hands toss to coat.
Mix the sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl, sprinkle over the top of the apple slices and toss to coat.
Spoon apple mixture into the pie shell, placing/mounding like a pyramid (higher in the center).
Sprinkle the prepared topping mixture evenly over top of apples to form a top crust.
Place pie plate onto a large baking sheet (to prevent any spills).
Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temp to 350 degrees, then bake 45 minutes longer or until the apples are JUST fork-tender when tested with a fork inserted into the pie and topping is golden brown (the apples will continue cooking after removed from the oven so do not bake until the apples are mushy and soft).
(If the topping browns too rapidly place a piece of foil loosely over the pie).
Cool completely on a wire rack before serving.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, YUM!
Tips & Variations
- One 9-inch deep-dish pie plate