This orginal recipe came from my grandmother's cookbook, a 1941 New American Cookbook. I have tweaked the recipe just a bit, but still it retains the old-fashioned goodness. I just made this recipe over Thanksgiving for company and it was a complete success! I've never really tasted another apple pie quite like this one, mmmm mmmm GOOD! Hope y'all enjoy this old-fashioned recipe.
1Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place apple slices in a large bowl.
2Mix flour, sugar, spices, and lemon juice together and sprinkle over apple slices. Using a spatula or large spoon, mix together. (I just use my hands).
3Pour apple mixture into pie crust and dot with butter. Sprinkle crumb topping over apples (directions to follow).
4Place pie plate onto a foil-lined cookie sheet and bake for about 40 to 50 minutes or until topping is browned and apples are cooked and bubbly. Best serveed warm with ice cream.
5TOPPING: In a medium bowl, mix flour, salt, cinnamon and sugars together with a fork. Knead in butter until mixture is crumbly and the consistancy of wet sand. If too wet, you may add in a little more flour (about a tablespoon at a time) until consistancy is right. If mixture is too dry, you can add a little more butter.
6This topping recipe was actually told to me by my mother and grandmother. I was never given precise measurements, so I tweaked it the best I could and this is what I came up with. This topping tastes wonderful and works well for apple crisp, sweet potato casserole, or most any dessert that requires this type of topping.