Apple Crumb Pie

This apple crumb pie recipe gives you the wonderful taste of apple pie with a change from the standard pie crust. A brown sugar spiced crumb topping gives each bite extra delicious flavor.

Ingredients

Crust Ingredients:

1 c flour
1/3 c vegetable shortening, chilled
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 c water, ice cold

Filling Ingredients:

1/2 c sugar
7 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, chopped, sliced thin
1/4 tsp nutmeg, ground
1/4 tsp cinnamon, ground
1/4 tsp salt

Crumb Topping Ingredients:

3/4 c brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 tsp nutmeg, ground
3/4 c flour
1/3 c butter, chilled, cut in pieces

Directions

Place oven rack in lowest position. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

To make crust mix together flour and salt in a medium bowl.

Use a pastry blender or 2 knives to cut the shortening into the flour mixture until coarse crumbs are formed.

Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with a fork, until a dough forms.

Shape into a flat circle then wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

On a floured surface, roll dough with a floured rolling pin into a 12″ circle. Fit into a 9″ pie pan. Trim excess dough, leaving a

1 inch overhang; pinch edges to flute.

To prepare filling, mix together asugar, apples, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Spoon into crust.

To prepare topping, mix together brown sugar, nutmeg and flour in a small bowl.

Use a pastry blender or 2 knives to cut the butter into the brown sugar mixture utnil coarse crumbs form.

Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apple filling.

Bake for 35 minutes until filling is bubbly and topping is lightly browned.

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