ELLEN'S SIGNATURE APPLE PIE

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

I don't know why pie dough intimidates me, but it always has. I had a frozen single pie crust on hand and some apples but I did not want to deal with making a second crust. So I took a little of this and a little of that and came up with my new concoction. It is absolutely to die for and the best part--it isn't overly sweet!


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1
single crust pie shell
5 or 6 large
apples, peeled and sliced thin
1/3 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
flour
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 dash(es)
nutmeg
1 dash(es)
salt

TOPPING:

1/4 c
cold butter
1/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 c
all purpose flour

Directions Step-By-Step

1
As you slice the apples, place them in a large bowl with a half to one teaspoon lemon juice to prevent them from turning brown. Stir them around to coat.
2
Add the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to the apples and mix thoroughly.
3
Place apples in prepared pie shell.
4
FOR THE TOPPING: In a medium bowl, combine cold butter, brown sugar, and flour with a pastry blender until mixture resembles fine- to medium-sized crumbs. Sprinkle the crumbs over the top of the apples.
5
Place the pie on a cookie sheet to catch any drips, and bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for one hour.

Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Sodium