Pecan Crumb Apple Pie

Autumn has unofficially begun in OUR house!!!!!!

My neighbor gave me some homegrown apples the other day when I took her some extra watermelon! I've never attempted any kind of pie, let alone an American tradition like Apple Pie, but everyone who tried it loved it, so I thought I'd share the recipe!  I didn't realize that in order to make a pie you need two crusts. :)  So, I had to make a crumb pie, which I ended up liking more than the traditional crust top! The recipe's pretty simple (if you can make an apple crisp, you can make this! And the recipe is relatively healthy, cause it's lower in sugar than most recipes I've seen. If you like it really sweet, you'll have to use a full cup sugar in the filling. Email me if you try it out.

I made the recipe up myself after reading some other recipes online and
would appreciate any feedback on how it turns out for you! Enjoy!!

Before putting in oven

Piping hot out of the oven!


5 small OR 4 large
Baking Apples, peeled, cored and diced 1/3 inch thick
3 T
All purpose flour
2/3 c.
Packed brown sugar
1/2 - 1 tsp
Cinnamon, depending upon your taste
1/2 tsp
Vanilla extract
2 T
Butter, cold & cut into small cubes
Few shakes
1 (9 inch)
Pie crust, frozen

1/2 c
Nuts, chopped small
1/4 c OR (1/2 stick)
Butter, softened
1/2 c.
Quick oats
1/2 c.
White OR Wheat flour
1/4 c.
Raw Honey OR white sugar

Steps & Notes:
* If you're using a frozen pie crust, it can be prepared the night before and then assembled &
baked the next day fresh! Online, I've seen that it can be fully assembled and frozen for up
to a week, but haven't tried that.
1. So, begin by preping the apples.
2. In a medium-large bowl add all the filling ingredients.
3. In a separate bowl, stir all the topping ingredients together.
* If you don't have oats just use a whole cup of flour.
*You want the topping to be crumbly. If it's too dry you can add some milk, if needed.

If refrigerating overnight, place the 2 bowls in the refrigerator now.
4. When you are ready to bake it, preheat oven to 375F.
5. Place your frozen pie crust in your baking dish.
6. Fill it with your apple filling mixture. (Apples should form a bit of a mound, as they will flatten out when cooked!)
7. Now crumble your topping over top of the apples and pat it down to smooth it out just a bit.
8. Place a layer of aluminum foil over the crust edges to prevent them from browning too much.
9. Bake pie uncovered for about 45-55 min. Let cool for about 5-10 min before attempting to cut it into slices!

Serving, Storage, & Yield:
Serve warm with some vanilla ice cream or whipped topping!!
Store in refrigerator for up to a week, no more.
Serves about 6 large slices or 8 sensible slices!
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