Apple Pie with Crumb Topping
Recipe type: Dessert
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Yields: 8 Slices
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
  • Crust: 1¼ cups flour
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, cold and cut into little cubes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp ice water
  • Filling: 6 green medium apples, peeled and thinly slice
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • Crumb Topping: 1 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • ½ cup Butter, softened
  1. Make crust: Add 1 cup flour, butter, salt, and sugar in a food processor and pulse until it looks like a crumbly mixture.
  2. Add in 1 tbsp of ice water, pulsing after each addition, until mixture can be pinched and held together.
  3. Place dough on a clean surface and gently work into a round disk, don’t over knead.
  4. Wrap in saran wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  5. Filling: Cut up apples and place in a bowl along with the sugar, 2 tbsp flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and lemon juice.
  6. Mix well to coat the apples and let sit.
  7. Crumb Topping: Combine all 6 ingredients until nicely crumbly.
  8. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  9. Take out pie crust and allow to come to room temperature in 5 minutes or so.
  10. Roll out into a 12 inch circle on a floured surface, adding flour as necessary to avoid sticking.
  11. Place in a 9 inch pie pan and gently press evenly on the sides
  12. Add apples and ½ to ¾ cups of excess juice to pie pan.
  13. Cover with crumb topping.
  14. Use a pie crust ring or foil to cover the crust for the first 40 minutes of baking.
  15. Bake for 55 minutes and allow to cool for at least 2 hours before cutting into and serving.
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