Dutch Apple Pie

Yes, that is an aluminum pie tin you see.  This recipe uses a frozen pre-made crust.  Of course, you can always make your own from scratch if you prefer, but this recipe is all about ease without a bit of compensating on flavor!

1 frozen pie crust (keep chilled)

5-6 tart apples, we used Cortland’s here

1/3 cup sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

2 tbsp. flour

For topping:

1 jiffy brand pie crust mix

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

3-4 tbsp. very cold water

Preheat oven to 375F. Peel and core the apples and slice approx. 1/4″ thick. (Look for the apple peeler in links below – I swear by this little gadget!) Place in a large bowl and toss with the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and the flour.  Mix thoroughly.  Arrange the apples in the slightly thawed pie shell, being sure to heap slightly in the center.  You may have some extras, just put aside.  For the topping, mix the pie crust mix, cinnamon and brown sugar thoroughly.  Add the water a tablespoon at a time tossing lightly with a fork until the dough starts to form large and medium sized clumps.  There will still be some ‘loose’ dough as well.  Place the pie on a baking sheet, heap the crumble topping on the pie to coat.  Bake for approx. 45 minutes or until topping is golden.