Friday, May 02, 2008

Cinnamon Streusel Apple Pie

1 (9 in.) unbaked pastry shell
6-7 Granny Smith apples
2/3 cup sugar
2 T. all purpose flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 T. melted butter

Peel and slice apples; place in a large bowl; add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Set aside.

1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
6 T. butter, chilled

In a separate bowl, mix first 5 ingredients. Cut in the chilled butter with a pastry cutter or knives until crumbly.

Pour apple mixture into pie crust. (I made a whole wheat crust to try to be healthier. And I'm quite sure it made up for all the butter and sugar in this recipe). Mound the apples in the middle, leaving less around the edges. Pour the streusel mixture over the apples, covering completely. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake about 40-45 minutes longer, until the filling is bubbly and starting to peek through the streusel topping. Cool one hour.

The streusel topping gets nice and crunchy...finished off here with a dollop of whipped cream.

Now I'm off to find someone to give this away to before we eat it all.


Yvette said...

Any apple dessert is a keeper for me! I'll have to give it a try. I'm glad you enjoyed the asparagus recipe.

ttm said...

You are more than welcome to bring it over here, we'll enjoy it!!