Sunday, September 28, 2014

Autumn Family Tradition and Apple Crumb Pie

One family traditions that we do each autumn is to visit our local apple orchard. It has been a tradition ever since my daughters were little and the same for me with my family. We pick all varieties of apples off the trees and when we are ready to leave the orchard, my daughters pour their favorite treat of all...pure apple cider that has been frozen to make a slushy. 

This week on MHC we are going to be sharing some favorite apple recipes for you to enjoy. To kick it off, we are sharing an apple crumb pie. 


Apple Crumb Pie
Crumb Topping
1/2 cup + 2 T flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon (we sometimes add a little more but we like a strong cinnamon flavor)
1 stick - cold butter (sliced/cubed)

7-8 medium sized apples
1 T. lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
3 T. flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

Preheat the oven 450F. 

Peel the apples and cut into bite size pieces. Then place in a medium bowl. When all apples have been cut, sprinkle the 1 T. of lemon juice onto the apples so that they do not turn brown. Mix the remaining filling ingredient into the bowl of the apples. Pour the apple mixture into your pastry crust. 

Crumb topping: In a separate bowl from the apple filling, combine all dry ingredients together and a sliced stick of butter. Next gently "mash" the butter into the dry ingredients. 

Next, spread the crumb mixture on top of the apple filling. Spread evenly. 

Bake for 15 minutes at 450 F and then reduce to 350 F for 45 minutes. 

When done remove from the oven and cool. 

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