Monday, January 9, 2012

Oatmeal Streusel Apple Pie

I am not a huge fruit dessert person, but this apple pie recipe tempted me into it, and I wasn't disappointed. The addition of the oatmeal cookie streusel topping added an additional dimension to this pie.
 I made this at the end of the summer and placed it uncooked into my freezer, I found it yesterday and was able to pop it frozen into a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes, then I dropped the temp to 350 and baked it for an additional hour...amazing! 

5 to 6 cups thinly sliced apples, a combination of varieties
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/4 c brown sugar, packed
1/4 c melted butter
3 TBSP flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 deep dish pie shell, unbaked

1/2 c flour
1/2 c granulated sugar
6 TBSP butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 rolled oats
1/4 c chopped pecans ( didn't add)

Toss sliced apples with lemon juice to coat well. Add 1/2 c sugar and the brown sugar, 1/4 c melted butter, flour and spices, stir until mixture is well blended. Prepare pie shell.

In a food processor, combine topping ingredients; pulse until mixture is crumbly. You can also use a pastry blender or forks to cut this mixture together.

Pour apple mixture into the prepared pie shell. Sprinkle topping mix evenly over the top of apples.

Place in preheated 375 oven. Bake for about 45-60 minutes, until apples are tender and topping is browned. Check after about 30 minutes to make sure the crust isn't getting too brown. Use a pie shield or ring of foil to protect the crust edge if necessary. Let cool before cutting.


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