Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Apple Crumble Pie

Alright guys, with Thanksgiving coming up next week, I thought it would be time to talk pie. Ohhhhhhh, pie. Could you be any dreamier? I, for one, am a big pie fan. Lemon Meringue? Yes please! Cherry? Duh. Really, just give me all the pie!

Of course, when it comes to Thanksgiving, most people reach for pumpkin pie. And don't get me wrong, I love the stuff, but after a big ol' meal I kind of can't handle something as rich as pumpkin pie. I want something that's tart, sweet, and deliciously spiced! So for me, Thanksgiving is all about the Apple Pie. Apple Crumble Pie to be exact! 

This Apple Crumble Pie is one of those awesome foods that may not be much to look at, but is tasty as all get out. Buttery crust, tart apples, cinnamon, and sweet, crunchy crumble topping. Yum!

Alright, let's hop to it, shall we?

Apple Crumble Pie Makes 1 Pie!

Ingredients:
- 1 prepared pie crust. I used this recipe, made with Trader Joe's all purpose gluten free mix and couldn't have been happier!

For filling:
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2.5 lbs Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into 1/2" slices
(note: I know it's sort of uncouth, but I don't peel my apples. 1. I think the peels look pretty, 2. I like the extra bit of tartness they add, and 3. Let's be real, I'm lazy. You can totally peel your apples if you want to.)
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice

For topping:
- 3/4 cup flour (I used Trader Joe's all purpose gluten free mix)
- 3/4 cup oats (I used Bob's Red Mill gluten free rolled oats)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 6 tbsp butter, melted
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

2. Get your pie crust all set in the pan, crimp the edges, etc.

3. To make the filling, begin by mixing the sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon together in a large mixing bowl.
4. Add the apples, vanilla, butter, and lemon juice, and mix until the apples are nicely coated in all that awesome stuff. Also? You should totally use your hands. It's more fun that way!
5. Next, put your filling into the pie crust! You don't have to lay them out all fancy like I did, but I would recommend it. 1. It's pretty, and I like pretty food. 2. You can totally fit more apples in this way than if you just dump them all in. Truth.
6. To make the topping, begin by mixing the flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium sized mixing bowl.
7. Add the melted butter, and mix with a fork until the topping has formed sort of a crumble. It'll look real tasty.
Alright, at this point, we've got our filled pie crust, and our topping! Let's bring 'em together!
8. Put that crumble topping all over them apples! Seriously, cover 'em up! You can see that when it's done, it'll just look like a big pile of crumble. That's what we want! You can also see that you will undoubtedly make a mess doing this.

9. Place your pie on a baking sheet (to catch any bubbling over pie goo), and put your pie in the oven.

10. Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes, then lower the heat to 350°F and bake for another 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the topping is golden and the pie is bubbling around the edges.
Aw yea, look at that! 

Now, it may not be the prettiest pie you've ever seen, but it's real tasty. So tasty, I couldn't resist eating a piece before I took photos of it! To be fair, by the time I finished baking, it was super dark out (at 5pm. Sheesh), and I had to wait until morning to take pictures of the finished product. You would eat some, too. It smells too good not to!
Serve up a slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you'll have yourself a little slice of Thanksgiving heaven!

Do you guys have any favorite Thanksgiving desserts?

Til next time!

-Becca
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30 comments:

  1. I loooove apple crumble (although, I'm guilty of loving the crumble more than the apple!) and I never knew you could put it in a pie! It looks delicious and I love the spices you used :) One of my favourite autumnal desserts is sticky toffee pudding xx

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    1. Thanks, Jess! I've never had sticky toffee pudding, but it sounds delicious!

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  2. I'm not American, so don't celebrate Thanksgiving.

    But might just have to make this to see what you guys get up to on Thanksgiving, and to join in from afar :)

    Hmm maybe...

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    1. Good call! It's a great fall pie if nothing else!

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  3. ugh, becca, i'm drooling at work right now. stop it, stop making so many delicious things that you don't share with me.
    :)
    xo
    Katie

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    1. Sorrrrryyyyyyy! You know you are welcome to some of my treats any time- you just have to come and get 'em!

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  4. Looks yummy! I just picked up a ton of apples from the market and have been scouring pinterest for recipes.

    xo
    www.style-wire.com

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    1. Thanks, Elissa! This recipe is definitely worthy of those apples!

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  5. Looks incredible, Becca! I've never made a crumble myself but I think it looks super delicious!

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

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    1. Thanks, Sofie! It's super easy so you should definitely give it a try!

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  6. This looks soooo good! You've definitely inspired me to get my bake on because I definitely want to be eating this haha. Lovely pics too :)

    Debra Bros Blog

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad this post inspired you!

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    1. Thanks Sara! I wish I could send you one!

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  8. I have to have Peach pie, not apple or cherry. Most times the tartness of the apple to spice ratio turns me off. Cherry can be a little too tart as well. Definitely curious about cherpumple though, I guess it's a combination apple, cherry, and pumpkin. Definitely impressed you can whip out a pie from scratch!

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    1. Fair enough! Cherpumple pie sounds interested! I bet it would be hard finding all those ingredients at the same time, but it would probably be delicious!

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  9. The further into the post that I got, the more that my mouth started to secrete saliva! I love pie! I love it a lot more than cake. Something about pie seems much more satisfying, especially fruit pie! While I love homemade apple pie (and that one looks easily the most amazing because of the crumble part), I think my favorite kind would have to be mixed berry... because mixed berry! =3

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    1. Haha! Thank you! Pie is seriously the best. Mixed berry pie is super tasty! Yum!

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  10. This looks absolutely delicious, Becca! I've been secretly afraid of making pies, but I don't know if I'll be able to resist now that I've seen this amazing one. I could definitely see this being perfect for the upcoming holidays. Thanks for sharing, darling!

    Melanie
    Lace and Combat Boots | a life + style blog

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    1. Thanks, Melanie! Pies are nothing to be afraid of! The phrase, "Easy as pie," exists for a reason! I guess there is always the fear of eating the whole thing in one sitting though! Hah!

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  11. Yum! This looks and sounds delicious! Perfect for the time of year!

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  12. ah-mazing!! apple crumble is one of my favourites. i cannot help but try this myself!

    ~e~

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    1. Thank you! Isn't apple crumble the best???

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  13. i'm certain you're my ideal woman, becca.

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    1. Hahaha! Thanks, Erica! I do what I can :)

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  14. This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing :)
    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

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    1. Of course! Thanks for stopping by!

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