Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I originally made this pie as a present of sorts for Rob - but, someone had to eat the piece I took a picture of - let me tell you, this was amazing.
Our region is surrounded by orchards and apples are in full swing right now -
I originally posted this recipe last Christmas Eve - but I think tonight's version was even better. I used Macintosh apples and they became tender and almost creamy. The tartness of the "macs" were a perfect match with the buttery crust (I use half shortening and half butter) and crunchy brown sugar topping.
By the way - this makes the best breakfast - warmed in the microwave and served in a bowl with milk!
French Apple Pie
unbaked pie crust
8 large apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
2-3 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp nutmeg (freshly grate for best flavor)
6 T butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1. Combine apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl. Microwave for about 7 minutes, stopping twice to stir.
2. Fill pie crust with apples.
3. Mix remaining ingredients with fork or pastry cutter or until coarse crumbs are formed.
4. Bake pie for 45-50 minutes at 375 degrees or until crust is golden and top is nicely browned.