Post #12: The Best Apple Pie I Have Ever Tasted

I've never been a huge pie fan (unless it's a cream pie, more in the form of a custard or pudding, I can't get enough of those!)  But this pie has turned me around!  I think it's the streusel on top that does it for me - see, instead of a sweet tooth, I have been blessed with that I lovingly call a "fat tooth".  Anything creamy, custardy, buttery...whether it's sweet or salty, I'm going to like it...and that sucks.  I spend a lot of time in the gym to find the balance between a fat tooth and a fat butt.

Anyway, I was searching dessert recipes for a small dinner party I was having, and for some reason, a pie recipe stood out.  I felt that it must be fate if a non-pie lover fell for a pie recipe, so I headed to the store, bought some apples (and a pre-made pie crust...shh!) and the rest is history.

This was quoted as "what an apple pie should be!" 

(I'd love to add a photo, but since this was before my blog, I only have one really crappy cell phone picture!  I'll add one eventually, but for now, just try the recipe, y'all will not be disappointed!)

    For Pie

    • pastry for single-crust pie (home made, or store bought - whatever floats your boat!)
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 3 tablespoons flour
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 6 cups thinly sliced peeled apples (I have used Fuji and MacIntosh, and both were awesome!)

    Crumb Topping

    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup flour
    • 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
    • 1/2 cup butter

    Final Topping

    •   Vanilla ice cream
    • caramel ice cream topping
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Prepare pastry for single-crust pie, being careful not to stretch dough too much.
  2. Place in pie plate and trim and crimp the edge.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Add apple slices and gently toss until they are coated well.
  5. Transfer mixture to pie.
  6. FOR CRUMB TOPPING: Stir together brown sugar, flour, and oats
  1. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until topping resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Sprinkle over apple mixture in pie.
  3. To prevent over-browning while baking, cover edge of pie with foil.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.
  5. Remove foil and bake 25 to 30 minutes more, or until top is golden.
  6. Remove from oven and serve warm (not hot!).
  7. Put a scoop (or two, or three...) of ice cream on there!
  8. Drizzle top with caramel topping; sprinkle with pecans.


Barbie said...

"I spend a lot of time in the gym to find the balance between a fat tooth and a fat butt."


Sandi said...

I AM SO FUNNY! I need to change this from a food blog to comedy hour.