9.20.2009

A slice of apple pie a day....

A few of the things I love about autumn are the vibrant colors of the leaves, the sound of chirping crickets in the evening, and the fresh, sweet, crisp local apples!

There are so many wonderful varieties out there. Some varieties are easy to find, such as Gala, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, and Braeburn. Some are more difficult to come by. These include Honeycrisp, Ambrosia, Crispin, Empire, and Pacific Beauty, just to name a few.

Fresh apples are the main ingredient for one of my favorite pies for autumn!

For this recipe I chose Golden Delicious and Gala (mainly because that's what was in my crisper). I do think Honeycrisp would be such a nice choice as well!

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Here is what went into this scrumptious pie:
  • 1 pie crust (either handmade or ready made)
  • 3 Gala and 3 Golden Delicious Apples, peeled and thinly sliced (about 6 cups)
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tbsp corn starch
For the oatmeal topping:
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cups of packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, thinly sliced (about 1/4 inch)

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Press pie crust into pie pan.

In a large bowl toss together the apple slices, honey, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and corn starch.

Spread evenly into pie crust. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.

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While apples are baking prepare the topping.

Place the flour, oats, brown sugar, and salt into a food processor and pulse to mix a bit.

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Add in the cold butter and pulse to combine. Pour into a large bowl and use fingers until mix resembles large crumbs.

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Remove apples from oven. Carefully pour oat mixture evenly over top of apples and press down evenly like so.

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Lower oven temperature to 375 and place back into the oven for another 25 minutes.

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Allow to cool before cutting.

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Serve with whipped cream or maybe a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Delightful!

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Happy Autumn to you! ;0)

Here is a link to my Examiner article if you want to take a peek!


60 comments:

The Redhead Riter said...

I'm about to go to bed, but starving so I knew if I visited your site it would be almost like eating. Thank you...LOL. I know it sound goofy, but it works!

Dustjacket Attic said...

That one looks really delicious.
xoxo

Dajana said...

As a kid I used to eat 5-6 apples a day, especially in the winter.
Now I prefer stuffing my desserts with them. This looks and sounds like my type of dessert

Angie's Recipes said...

That wouldn't be enough for me. Your apple pie looks really cool with a dollop of whipped cream atop!
Angie's Recipes

girlichef said...

Happy Autumn! Your pie is gorgeous...I love apple pie...and Honey Crisps are one of my faves :D

Palidor said...

I wish that I could eat a slice of your apple pie every day! Talk about delicious!

ck said...

Can't tell you how much I wish I had a slice of that for breakfast...

Adam said...

Happy Fall to you to! I love the oatmeal topping on there, it looks awesome. You know how I dig my oats :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Great way to welcome the first day of Fall! Beautiful pie!

TKW said...

Now THAT is the way to celebrate the shorter days! I love the topping!

~Kathie~ said...

Looks delicious! Nothing says Autumn quite like a piece of apple pie! :)

The imPerfect Houswife said...

Yeah, thanks a lot - I just gained 5 pounds reading that post! And of course I'd put whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream on top. I've never seen a top crust like that - that just looks WAYYYY too good. Also, in the directions, it said to toss the apple slices and lemon slices (are we supposed to use the actual lemon, or just the juice?). Have a great day, girl ~

Barbara Bakes said...

Dutch apple pie is my favorite. I need to give your version a try!

Stephanie said...

I love apple pie...I really love apple pie with a crumbly topping! I really love warm apple pie with a crumbly topping and some cold vanilla ice cream!

Um, I love apple pie! :-) YAY for apples in the fall!

♥peachkins♥ said...

this is yumminess but I want my slice to have a scoop of vanilla ice cream...hee

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

How delicious! Love the oatmeal topping!

Randi Troxell said...

ooo... love me some apple pie!

jenjen said...

Yummy! I love apple pie... I have asked for a food processor for my birthday. I really hope I get one so I can improve my pie crust. I have been making it in my mixer and it just isn't quite up to the task!

Have a super day!

XOXO
jen

nanny said...

Yum, yum

Mary said...

This looks really good - like a less sweet version of Dutch apple pie. I do most of my cooking with Golden Delicious apples.

KennyT said...

Hope I could get a slice of this gorgeous apple pie.

I still can't feel the autumn in Hong Kong, it's still very hot here. But the popping up of dragonflies is a sign of autumn here, and I have seen some these days.

Jen said...

I can't wait to make this one!

Miranda said...

Wow. This looks incredible. I love apple pie. It is an all time fav.

I actually just made one this weekend. My 20 month old loved it. She would devour a who slice!!

Jenn said...

You and I must be think apples because I made something with apples, too. Though I wish I made a pie with it instead.

A nice big slice with a giant scoop or ice cream. Yum!!!!

teresa said...

a happy autumn to you too! i can't think of any better way to celebrate!

Kristin said...

The oatmeal topping sounds so yummy!

Simply Mel said...

I love apple pie - especially for breakfast!

Faith said...

I love the oatmeal topping! My mom makes a similar crumble topping, but I'll have to try yours with oats!

jscardon said...

Wow! I'm new to your blog, but I absolutely love everything I see!! Your pie looks amazing. I'm a fan!

Julie said...

I just adore that topping! Just beautiful :)

Kathy B! said...

Yum. Warm apple pie with cold ice cream is one of the best things on earth!

The Blonde Duck said...

I. Must. Make. This.

Mini Baker said...

YUMM! the whole wheat flour would def. make me feel less guilty! haha.
I'll be making this!
-Mini Baker

MaRiN said...

Ooooh yes, apple pie! I love yummy fall desserts. I love the way apple pie makes my house smell too. Yum...now I'm hungary.

Katy ~ said...

This looks scrumptious! LOVE apple pie in its many forms, and I know I'd be crazy for this delectable dessert! I made an apple pie just recently but I still want a big piece of yours!!

Cathy said...

I love a good apple pie with a streusel topping. Honey crisps are my favorite. Looks fantastic, Kim.

5 Star Foodie said...

I still have lots of gala apples left and would love to make this delicious pie, yum!

Monica said...

All I can possibly think of to say is "yummmmm". This looks wonderful.

noble pig said...

I've already mae 2 apple pies and it's only the first day of Fall!

Danielle said...

Just in time for my dessert! YUM!

giz said...

What a gorgeous pie - duly bookmarked - just brought back 85 lb of apples from the orchard - I'm ready.

Sophie said...

Your pie looks georgous!!!

MMMMMMMMMMMM,....the pie looks so tasty!!

Pam said...

Oh great, now I'm craving apple pie. Big time.

BarbaraJean said...

Happy Autumn! We just have to get together soon so you can bake another pie just for us. Lol! I have never tried an oatmeal topping. What a great idea. I am already feeling that little nip in the morning air. Do you have anything special for a hot apple cider type beverage? Have a great day!

lisaiscooking said...

The crumb topping sounds great! Perfect time for apples too.

Linda said...

Like an apple crisp pie! Very cool!

Lisa said...

I do love a good apple pie. That topping looks terrific!

Megan said...

That oatmeal topping looks like it has the perfect chewy-crunchy texture. Gorgeous pie! Fall is definitely my favorite. I love apple desserts!

Sweet and Savory said...

This is an apple pie to remember. I could eat those apples, cut up and cooked with cinnamon but in the pie, they become something greater and better.

Pam said...

A slice of apple pie a day makes Pam happy. It looks wonderful - I love the topping.

Megan said...

I love a good crumble topped apple pie! I'll have mine with the vanilla bean ice cream AND the whipp please! ;)

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

So many apples in my kitchen right now! I baked some but still gotta work through the rest :-) Great looking pie!

Chow and Chatter said...

great pie and examiner is lucky to have you, Rebecca

Julia said...

That's oozingly delicious. It's 10:30 am. Guess what? I am hungry. But since I am sounding like a broken record I will venture to say...

OUR apples are not quite ready yet. There are apples orchards about 45 minutes away from our house and they show up in the market soon!! Can't wait. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I never thought about PB on French Toast. BRILLIANT!

Southern Grace Gourmet said...

Looks so good! I love apple pie!

Farmer Jo said...

Looks delicious! I can't wait for Fall to fall in Portland.

Jackie at Phamfatale.com said...

Going to your website always makes with hungry. Wouldn't mind a piece with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. My mouth is watering

Suzi said...

Honeycrisp is an awesome apple. My boys are eating them faster than I can buy them. Tasty!

Jacktels Kochbuch said...

very, very tasty

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