Apple Crumble Pie - YUM!!
Many of my escapades lately have involved baking and cooking. I have made chunky cinnamon applesauce, crumble apple pie, chicken enchiladas, baked BBQ ribs, and pumpkin banana bread. And that's all in about a weeks time! Whew, I'm exhausted just thinking about it!
Now on to some recipes, specifically the apple crumble pie one. In honor of fall, I have been craving all things apple and pumpkin. If you know me, I'm a nut for anything pumpkin - pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin straight from the can. And apples, Gala, Mutsu, and apple cider, I'm in heaven! Oh fall, I love you!
Cook Time: 50 minutes
- 1 unbaked pie shell (see recipe below)
- 6 cups peeled apple slices (or fill to overflowing!)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg OR 3/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/4 cup cold water
This is a super amazing pie crust and I like to use it for all fruit or custard pies. The recipe can be found at this website. It's a crumbly and superb crust! Note that it makes only one 9 inch pie crust, so double it if you want a top crust for your pie or if you are making two pies. It's important to use cold water or even ice water when mixing the crust. My mom taught me how to make this pie crust, and it's been one of the best I have ever had!
Now, just writing this blog makes me want to make another apple pie, and I have some beautiful Mutsu apples from Simmons Farm to use up!! The only trouble with apple pie at my house is that John isn't a huge fan of fruit, even in pie form, so I am the only one who eats it! So if anyone wants to come over for some apple pie, I'm up for company!!