Thursday, November 10, 2011

Crumb Topped Apple Pie..12 weeks of Christmas

Mmmmm...I loved the crumb on this pie!

I found the recipe in a Taste of Home magazine where they did a feature on Virginia Floren Olsen from Iowa. She's an 82 year old who makes 500 pies starting from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

Wow. Thats alot of pie! She gives them to friends and family and her sons real estate clients. Lucky people!

I figured this was a pie worth trying.

I meant to make the crust too, but ended up using a pre made, as I talked too long on the phone with a friend and ran outa time!

It was delicious....the apple filling had just the right amount of sweetness and spice.

 And the buttery streusel topping was perfect!

Here's her recipe:

Crumb Topped Apple Pie
1 1/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. shortening
1/4 c.cold water

5 large tart apples, peeled and sliced thin
2/3 c. sugar
5 tsp. flour
1/1/4 tsp. cinnamon

2/3 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. cold butter

In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt, cut in the shortening until crumbly. Gradually add the water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour until easy to handle. Roll out and turn into a 9 inch pie plate. Flute edges. For filling, place apple slices in crust. Combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon and sprinkle over apples. Combine the ingredients for the topping and sprinkle on top. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes, reduce heat and bake 50-60 minutes at 350 until golden brown and bubbly. Cool.

Be sure to check out the other 12 weeks of Christmas recipes, and thanks to Meal Planning Magic for hosting this blog hop!

I'm also entering this at Tidy Moms:
Come join Love the Pie with TidyMom  sponsored by Cherokee USA, Le Creuset, Wilton, Bags by Bloom and  Harvard Common Press


Beth said...

What a delicious looking pie! Apple pie is awesome, no matter how you make it.

Cranberry Morning said...

That is an amazing looking pie! Could you be here for coffee this afternon...and bring the pie and ice cream with you?? lol

Michele said...

I love apple crumb pie! This one looks gorgeous. I bet it tasted good too. ;)

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

Oooh, looks soooo yummy! Bookmarking this to make for my hubby, who love, love, LOVES apple pie (and I love crumb topping). YUM!

Louanne said...

Looks delicious, Laurie! I'm working on a gluten-free apple pie tomorrow. Wish I could have a slice of your's!

The Poet Herself said...

500 pies from Thanksgiving to Christmas? That woman is a saint! Sounds delicious though. Definitely worth a try!

Lisa said...

Crumb topped is the only way to go for me. Looks so good.

sue said...

that topping does look amazing, cannot wait to try it.

kita said...

I looove the look of that crumb top. (I am not a fan of the apple part of the pie, so its the ice cream, crumb and pie crust that make it for me. Crazy, I know!)

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I love this recipe! I will try it for sure. Thanks for sharing. I stumbled upon your blog and decided I want to follow it! Want to come check out the blog I just started? Maybe you would like my Pumpkin pie recipe?
Little Susie Home Maker

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

I hope to see you there!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick