I love fall! The air is crisp and clean, it's still warm enough to make me happy, and it's apple season!! Is there anything better than fresh cold apple cider, crisp crunchy apples and warm lucious apple pie. There are so many apple pie recipes and everyone has a favorite. Our number 1 favorite is this Praline Taffy Apple Pie I posted a while back but a close second is this yummy crumb topped apple pie I got from our newspaper in Louisville, KY many years ago. It's super easy if you have Perfect Pie Crust in your freezer (wink) and sooooo good served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum!!
Bradley Ogden's Apple Crumb Pie
7 large cooking apples (Gala, Granny Smith, etc.)
1 T. fresh lemon juice
2 T. all purpose flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 t. cinnamon
Crumb Topping (may be made a day in advance and refrigerated until ready to assemble pie)
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 c. all purpose flour
1/4 t. ground ginger
1/4 t. ground nutmeg
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
6 T. butter
Roll out pie crust. Place in 9" pie pan. Place in refrigerator.
To prepare topping: Combine sugars, flour, spices and salt. Use a pastry blender or your fingers to cut butter into the dry ingredients until the pieces of butter are the size of oatmeal. Refrigerate until assembly.
To make the filling : Peel, core and quarter apples. (A Yankee Apple Peeler makes this easy and little ones love it!) Place apples quarters in a large bowl. Add lemon juice, toss well. Combine flour, sugar and cinnamon. Toss with apples.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Pile the apples into the prepared pie shell, leaving slightly higher in the center. Sprinkle crumb topping over the apples. Bake for about 1 hour or until the apples are tender when tested with a knife.
Here's peek at some "Organize It" sets I made for the art show last weekend. I have another show in December. I'll have just a couple of these in my Etsy shop as well.