Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Apple Pie with Streusel Topping

Everyone can make an apple pie, but the crust is sometimes a pain to make.  You either have to buy the crust or make it.  Making it is a little tricky because you can't work it too much or it isn't flaky.  You have to roll it out and get the proper thickness without adding too much flour.  It takes time.  This pie crust recipe takes very little time and turns out great.  Pie crust isn't healthy no matter how you make it so this recipe is no exception.

Pie Crust

In a pie plate mix 1 1/2 cups of flour and 1/2 t. salt

Add 1/2 cup oil (I used canola)  and 1/4 cup of milk (I used 2% but skim will work)

Mix incorporating the flour until you have a ball of dough.

Wash your hands if you haven't already and press the crust into the pie plate.

I still had some apples left from our trip to the apple orchard, so I peeled 5 or 6 apples and sliced them in a bowl.  I added 1/2 cup of sugar (truth be told I used a little more because my dad has such a sweet tooth) and 2 T. of flour.   Toss the sugar and flour mixture in the sliced apples.  At this point you can add a teaspoon or more of cinnamon.  I don't add cinnamon because I don't like a brown apple pie, but that is just personal preference. 

Now pile the apples into the unbaked pie shell.  They can be piled pretty high because they will cook down during the baking process.

Then instead of a top crust, I put a streusel topping on top.

Streusel Topping

1/2 cup sugar (more sugar if you like)
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup flour
More cinnamon (optional)

Mix together until crumbly and sprinkle on the apples.

Bake at 400 degrees for 40-50 minutes until the crust is browned.

Apple pie with Streusel topping

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