We've gotten a lot of apples in our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) basket during the last two weeks and I needed to find a use for them. These apples are very tart and tangy, so much so that kids don't really enjoy eating them. However, when made into a pie it's a different story altogether.
Since I recently made a blueberry pie, I wanted to make more of an apple crumble. I used a combination of recipes and decided to use my pie plate instead of 9 x13 pan. I used the crumble on the bottom of the pie plate as well as on the top and it turned out pretty well.
1 3/4 cups of flour
1 cup of almonds, finely ground
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces
I put all the ingredients into my food processor and pulsed them a few times to combine. Then I added the butter and pulsed again until the mixture resembled coarse crumbs.
I pressed about half the crumbs into the bottom of my pie plate and then froze it for 15 minutes until it was firm.
I cored, peeled and cut about 10 apples. Then placed everything in a large bowl and mixed in the following ingredients:
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking spice
1/4 tsp salt
Pour mixture into the pie shell and dot with 2 tablespoons of butter. Sprinkle the remaining crumbs over the apples. Bake at 350 until the crust turns golden and juices bubble, about 1 hour. Enjoy!
3 years ago