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