Can you guess what this is?
Probably, since it’s the title of this post.
Today, to reduce the amount of cooking I have to do TOMORROW, I decided to make dessert for Christmas dinner. And I chose to make apple pie.
I wasn’t going to make the crumble topping, but I messed up one of the ready-made pie crusts, so I had no choice.
Here’s the recipe!
Apple Pie with Crumble Topping
Ingredients for the Crumble Topping
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup all purpose flour (I’m sure whole wheat, spelt, oat, etc. would also work well, but I didn’t try it.)
- 1 stick butter
Mix light brown sugar and all purpose flour in a bowl, then add softened butter*, and mix until crumbly.
*-I first put in 1/2 stick of softened butter, but it wasn’t getting crumbly, so then I added 1/4 stick of butter, but it STILL wasn’t getting very crumbly, but there was some progress. Then, I added 1/4 stick of MELTED butter, and it finally got crumbly. You can *probably* switch up proportions of melted butter to softened butter, but I can’t personally vouch for this.
Ingredients for Apple pie filling*
- 7 apples (I used golden delicious)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
Slice the apples about a 1/4 inch thick (or less, based on your preference) and put in one very large bowl or 2 large bowls. Mix the last 4 ingredients together, then distribute evenly over the apples and make sure they are all nicely coated.
*-I had quite a bit of the mixture left over, so you could probably reduce the recipe by 1/3 or possibly half it.
- Ready made pie crust
- 2-4 T butter, chopped into cubes
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Put the ready made pie crust in a 9 in. glass pie dish. Prepare the apple pie filling and crumble topping. Pour the apple pie filling into the pie crust, and make sure its even. Pour the topping over it, and bake in the oven until golden brown. After removing from the oven, take it out and let it cool before serving.
I’ll be having mine with vanilla bean ice cream and some delicious chocolate chip cookies.