I bet most of the ingredients are in your pantry right now!
I got these beauties from my sister's trees. She's not sure what kind they are. They are slightly sweet and have a good crisp texture. Anybody have any guesses?
The "toughest" part of this recipe is peeling, coring, and slicing the apples. However you only need 6 cups, so for me that was 8 apples. It's not that bad-- especially if you have one of those handy apple peeler/corer contraptions.
I love the topping. There's lots of texture from the oats and chopped nuts, and the nutmeg and cinnamon give it a hint of spice.
And then 35 minutes later, it's ready to come out of the oven. This recipe makes 4-6 servings. In my home, it's closer to the four than the six.
adapted from Joy of Baking
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut in pieces
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup chopped nuts (I used almonds, but walnut or pecans are also recommended)
- 6 cups apples, peeled, cored, and cut into pieces
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 3 tablespoon s sugar
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Grease a 9 inch pie pan.
- Mix all the filling ingredients in a medium bowl and pour into your prepared pie plate.
- Cut in all the topping ingredients with a fork or food processor until it looks like small crumbles.
- Sprinkle the topping onto the apples.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.
- Let cool a bit before serving.