Monday, September 1, 2008


Last week I decided to try my hand at making an apple pie. I "stumbled upon" an easy recipe one day and I just so happened to have an entire bag of apples that Breck wouldn't eat. And I certainly didn't buy them for the compost bin! (apparently he will only eat Braeburn or Fuji...thanks Mom...and I only like Granny Smith or Golden Delicious.)

So, without further ado.....

Apple Pie with Brown Sugar Streusel Topping

from the blog: eat me, delicious

For Crust
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 tablespoons (about) ice water

For Filling
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 3/4 pounds apples, peeled, quartered, cored, thinly sliced (5 Braeburn apples for me)
1 tbsp vanilla extract

For Streusel
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
5 tbsp (2.5 oz) unsalted butter, chilled

Make Crust:
Blend flour, sugar and salt in processor. Add butter; cut in using on/off turns until butter is cut into 1/4-inch pieces. Add 3 tablespoons water and blend until moist clumps form, adding more water by tablespoonfuls if dough is dry. Gather dough into ball. Flatten piece into disk; wrap in plastic. Chill at least 30 minutes. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Keep refrigerated. Let soften slightly at room temperature before rolling out.)

(Katie's Edit: guess what I used instead of plastic wrap?! Cereal bags! And I even rolled out my dough on it...MUCH quicker/easier/less messy way to go than flouring your counter top! And it's one less piece of plastic in the landfill!!!)

When you're ready to start putting it all together, position rack in bottom third of the oven and preheat to 375F.

Make Streusel:
Combine the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon in the work bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the dry ingredients. Pulse until the butter is cut into very small pieces, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Make Filling:
Combine sugar, flour and allspice in large bowl. Mix in apples, then vanilla extract.

Put It All Together:
Roll out dough disk on floured surface to 13-inch round. Transfer to 9-inch-diameter glass pie dish. Spoon in apple filling, trying to make it relatively level so the streusel doesn't fall all over the place. Evenly sprinkle streusel topping over apples.

Bake pie until apples are tender and topping is light golden, about 45-50 minutes. Transfer to rack. Serve pie warm or at room temperature.

See, wasn't that easy??? So easy, in fact, a toddler can do it!

Pulse that dough!

making our disc!

he even "does" dishes!

our raw pie


No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for taking time to leave a comment!


Related Posts with Thumbnails