Apple Crumble Pie

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In the fall, as I would enter my home after a long day at school, I would find my mom at the kitchen table with a big bowl of apples in front of her. She was carefully peeling the apples, then diced them and would place them in a bowl. She would start with one layer and then add sugar, she would repeat with 4-5 layers of apples. I remember just sitting with her and eating the apples from the bowl and I loved the taste with the sugar. We knew that she was making either a pie, a crisp, or applesauce. Every year, at this time of year, when days are getting shorter and crisper, I can still smell the apple pies baking in the oven and the images keep replaying in my head.


When I had my own kids we went apple picking. I love the feeling of picking an apple from the tree and to choose the best ones. The kids enjoyed climbing on the wooden ladder to help us fill big bushels of apples. When we lived in BC we did not get a chance to pick our apples but last year we visited family in Québec and we did. It felt so great to spend an afternoon in an Apple Orchard in Mont St-Hilaire.

Back home I made applesauce and crisps, one of my family's favorite dessert. But today I have decided that I should mix two apple desserts that I like into one. I made an apple pie topped with an apple crumble mix. It turned out to be so delicious and quick using frozen pie shell. I used Paula Red apples because that's the variety that the farm stand close to my home was selling.

Do you make apple desserts in the fall? If so please share your favorite recipes.


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APPLE CRUMBLE PIE

Ingredients:
PIE
1 x 9in Tenderflake pie shell, defrosted at room temperature
4 cups apples, peeled and diced
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
CRUMBLE:
1 cup oats
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:
1- Preheat oven to 375F.
2- In a bowl mix all ingredients of the crumble with a fork, set aside.
3- In a bowl mix the apples with the sugar and cinnamon. Fill the pie shell with the apples.
4- Sprinkle crumble topping on top.
5- Place the pie on the lowest rack.
6- Bake at 375F for 50 minutes. Let rest at least 30 minutes at room temperature before eating. Serve with vanilla ice cream.


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  1. Une belle tarte sûrement délicieuse!!!

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  2. Really beautiful, Helene! We love to go apple picking too, such a great way to create fun family memories.

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    1. Thanks Matt, take pictures, your sons will always have great memories of the time spent with their family :)

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  3. Divine! That pie is so scrumptious looking.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  4. it looks delicious and the crust/topping so buttery. My dad loves his apple pies. I should make this for him next time he visits

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    1. We enjoyed it a lot and I hope you make one for your dad.

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  5. as much as I hate fall coming I do like the fall flavor baking.
    I prefer summer all year long, our winters here on the cape are brutally cold!

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    1. I am like you I don't want the fall to come but I like fresh fruits and veggies during this season. Would like to live in a place where it's summer all year long :)

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  6. I love this recipe and the story with it. I like making sky high apple pie. I also have a dehydrator, for a while I was able to get apples galore from someone who has an orchard. If you slice them very thin, adding a little spice (or not), and lemon juice (or not), they dry pretty quickly. I like adding dried apples to enhance any apple dessert I'm making.

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