Apple Pie

apple pie

Did you know that Monday, Sep. 29th, is International Coffee Day? If you like coffee like me, you will grab a cup of joe to celebrate. We like to wake up to the smell of coffee in the morning.

One of the best ways to enjoy coffee is to have it with dessert, of course! In the fall I like to take advantage of freshly picked apples by making apple-themed desserts. There's nothing like sipping a warm cup of coffee while enjoying a freshly-baked apple pie on a crisp fall evening. I was inspired by an old recipe to make this pie. The topping is made of flour, sugar and butter that you mix together and sprinkle on top of the apples before baking. I prefer this topping to a pastry dough and we enjoyed it with our Starbucks coffee!

What do you like to bake in the Fall?


1  9-inch Tenderflake pie shell, defrosted at room temperature
4 large apples, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature

1- Preheat oven to 350F.
2- Place apples in the pie shell. Sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon on top of apples.
3- In a food processor pulse the flour and remaining 1/2 cup sugar for 10 seconds. Add the butter and pulse until mixture resembles corse meal. Sprinkle on top of apples.
4- Bake at 350F for 40 minutes. Let rest at room temperature for one hour before serving.

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