Citrus Apple Pie

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Serves: 6-8
Prep Time:
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Ingredients

PIE CRUST
2 c flour
1 c packed brown sugar
3/4 c butter, melted
1/2 c quick oats
1 tsp orange or lemon zest (or half each)
1 Tbsp butter (to place on top of pie)
PIE FILLING
2/3 c sugar
1 1/3 Tbsp corntarch
1 1/4 c water (could use part orange juice for more intense flavor)
3 c peeled and diced granny smith apples
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp orange or lemon zest (or half each)
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp apple pie spice

The Cook

Barbara Oseland Recipe
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Full Flavored
Two Harbors, MN (pop. 3,745)
BOseland
Member Since Sep 2011
Barbara's notes for this recipe:
Taking a few of my favorite flavors and making a very simple crust that involved no rolling was what this recipe was. I have made this with just lemon zest and juice with the apples, then also added in some orange zest and it was a hit! I also sometimes put the apple pie spice into the crust mixture. Really makes a difference when you just want a hint of flavor.
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Directions

1
Peel, core, and dice 3 cups (about 4 apples) of tart apples. Place these into a bowl and squirt some lemon juice on top to keep them from turning brown.
2
Combine flour, brown sugar, oats and zest. Slowly add in melted butter and mix well. Set aside 1 cup for topping and 1 tbsp butter to dollop on top. Press remaining crumb mixture into a lightly sprayed 9-in. pie plate and set aside.
3
Combine sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch and water in a saucepan until smooth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir with a whisk for 1-3 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in apples, zest, apple pie spice and vanilla. Pour into crust; top with reserved crumb mixture and dollop with the 2 tbsp on top of crust. Bake at 350° F for 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown

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user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Feb 27, 2012
Great crust recipe too... thanks for sharing.
user Jo Tellinghuisen JoTell - Jul 2, 2012
Since I'm "pie crust challenged" I'm loving this recipe! I'm looking forward to trying it:)
user Bambi Pickard DatKoolBreeze - Sep 28, 2012
I made your pie filling the other day, but made it with Pop's Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust because I was dying to try that too. I used flavored sparkling apple-raspberry water for the water in the sauce it was wonderful. Next time I am going to try your crust I always add oatmeal to my crumb top so I think never thought about using it in the bottom too!
It was so yummy with the citrus added thanx!

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