Saturday, September 20, 2014

Crumb Top Apple Pie

Delicious and easy, from Taste of Home!

Crumb Topped Apple Pie

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup cold water

5 large tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
2/3 cup sugar
5 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cold butter

In a large bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in the shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until easy to handle.

Roll out pastry to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate; flute edges.

For filling, place apples in crust. Combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon; sprinkle over apples.

For topping, combine flour and sugar in a small bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 50-60 minutes longer or until topping is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack.

Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts 1 piece equals 443 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 189 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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