Appetizing Apple Pie with a Cinnamon Walnut Crumble

Dear Mimi,

With the fall season upon us, it’s time for vanilla cinnamon scents, colorful leaves, warm sweaters, and apple pie (of course you already know how much I love this stuff, and if for some reason you still don’t, you can read that in the “Who Is Didi” section).

Anyways, so this year I FINALLY went apple picking for the first time! Of course I wanted it to be all autumn-y and crisp and I wore my sweater, but it ended up being 80°F out, so you know ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ But I wasn’t gonna let that stop me!

It was actually kind of difficult at first since most of the apples were less than edible on the trees, but after about 2 hours and 1 pound of sweat, we finally filled up 1 peck of apples! (Please don’t ask me what the exact measurement of a peck is, I have no idea).

Now what to do with all these apples? You already know I’m gonna make me some apple pie ^.^

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Original Recipe from Pillsbury (for the filling) and I made the crumble myself!

What You’ll Need:

For the Filling:

  • refrigerated pie crusts (make sure it doesn’t have lard in it for vegetarian/vegan eats → I used the Mrs. Smith’s Deep Dish Pie Crusts)
  • 6 cups apples, washed, peeled, and chopped
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • A bit of butter (to butter the pie pan)
  • Bowl
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Knife
  • Plate
  • 9-inch pie pan

For the Crumble:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts (you can do without these if you want)
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Bowl
  • Measuring Cup
  • Mixing Spoon

What To Do:

For the Filling:

  1. Remove the pie crust from the freezer and let it thaw.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  3. Wash, peel, and chop all the apples into tiny pieces.
  4. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients except the apples together.
  5. Once the mixture is prepared, add the apples and mix well. Leave aside.
  6. Butter the pie pan.
  7. Take out one of the pie crusts and place it into the pan. Make sure it fits nicely.
  8. Scoop out the filling from the bowl into the pie crust in the pan.
  9. Cut a large circle in the second pie crust, so that only 2-3 inches from the outside edges are left.
  10. Place this pie crust ring over the filling and gently push it together with the bottom pie crust.

For the Crumble:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in the bowl (everything except the butter).
  2. Melt the better in a measuring cup.
  3. Add half the melted butter into the mixture and mix well.
  4. Add the other half of the melted butter and mix well again.
  5. Spread the crumble out on top of the apple filling in the pie, covering the pie crust ring as well.
  6. Bake the pie for about 1 hour at 375°F, until crust is golden brown.

 

And there you go! A wonderful, yummy, crumbly apple pie! (Excuse the low quality picture. I am not a professional photographer. All that matters was that it was a high quality pie.)

Love,

Didi

Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness. ~Jane Austen

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