Apple Crunch Pie

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Reta Smith
from Liberty, MO

Don't let the ingred. list scare you. This is easy and so good. It is worth the little extra. This was one of three desserts for Thanksgiving and we had none left!

serves 8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 5 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    flour
  • 3/4 tsp
    sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 c
    cold butter
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    ice water
  • 1 tsp
    white vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 c
    flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ginger
  • 1/8 tsp
    mace -or subst. allspice
  • 1/2 c
    butter, cold - do not substitute!
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 4-5
    Apples,cored & sliced thin - peeling optional
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How To Make

  • 1
    CRUST: Combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter with pastry blender until like coarse crumbs. Sprinkle with vinegar, then water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until pastry holds together. Shape into flat ball, wrap & refrigerate at least 1 hr.
  • 2
    FRENCH TOPPING: Meanwhile, combine all ingredient down to "cold butter". With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 400F. On floured surface roll pastry into 12" circle. Fit into 9" pie plate, trim & flute.
  • 4
    FILLING: Combine sugar & cinnamonin large bowl. Add sliced apples & toss to coat. Spoon into prepared pie shell. Sprinkle topping evenly over apples. Bake 15 min. & then reduce temp to 375. Bake 50 - 55 min. until apples are tender. Cool on wire rack. Serves 8

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