Apple Crumb Pie with Cheddary Crust
Yield:: one 9-inch pie (8 servings)
 
This delectable fruit pie makes a fitting dessert for holiday gatherings, dinner parties, or everyday, home-style suppers.
Ingredients
  • HAVE READY:
  • 1 recipe Cheddary Pie Crust, unbaked
  • CRUMB TOPPING:
  • ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ cup light unbleached cane sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • FILLING:
  • 8 cups peeled, cored, and thinly sliced Granny Smith apples or other tart baking apples
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup light unbleached cane sugar
  • ⅓ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Prepare the pie crust dough as directed. Ease it into a 9-inch pie plate, and flute the edges. Do NOT prick the pie crust with a fork. Set aside.

  2. For the Crumb Topping, place the flour, sugar, and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl. Cut in the oil using a pastry blender or fork until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Set aside.

  3. Place the apple slices in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle the lemon juice over the apples, and toss to distribute the lemon juice evenly.

  4. In a separate small bowl, place the remaining sugar, flour, cinnamon , and salt. Mix well. Sprinkle this mixture over the apples, and toss them until they are evenly coated.

  5. Turn the apple mixture into the pastry-lined pie plate. Sprinkle the apple mixture with the reserved Crumb Topping. Bake on the center rack of the oven for 50 minutes. Lay a sheet of foil loosely over the pie during the last 10 minutes of baking to keep the topping and crust from over-browning. Serve warm or chilled.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 382 Fat: 11 gm Carbohydrates: 64 gm Protein: 7 gm
 

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