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ellen's signature apple pie

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

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!

(1 rating)
yield 6 -8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For ellen's signature apple pie

  • 1
    single crust pie shell
  • 5 or 6 lg
    apples, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1/3 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 dash
  • 1 dash
  • 1/4 c
    cold butter
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 c
    all purpose flour

How To Make ellen's signature apple pie

  • 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.