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This pie is extreeeeeemely sweet, and I even cut out some of the sugar. You can not even taste the apples - just sweet and the spices. Cut the sugar by at least a third, cut some of the flour from the crumble and add more oats. We liked the spices.
soooo good, im not an apple pie fan, my husband is, I made this and its delicious!! reminds me of the cracker barrels apple dunpling, I served it with vanilla ice cream, and when i made it I used a deep dish pie plate.. I made it with the amount of spices used in recipie my hubby likes it that way , will make again, and I never use a recipie for my pie as I am an advanced baker and have been making apple pies for 22 yrs, scince I was 10..they were my pepe's favorite and he would have loved this, I highly recommend it, only issue is it does make a lot of crumble topping, but it's oh so good!!
This pie is very heavy on seasoning. It's very rich. Even with the halfed cinnamon, it' too much. I would consider going without the ginger and nutmeg on my next round. And 8 apples is enough for two pies. I ended up doubling the recipe due to the apple excess.
I like pies; my husband likes crisps. This is the BEST of both worlds. I cut way down on the spices, though. We wouldn't have liked it the way it was written, as the spice would have overpowered the apple flavor. I used 1/2 teaspoon each of nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla with Granny Smith apples. It was perfect for us. The sauce was a wonderful caramel, and at first I thought there was too much of the crumble mixture. It was a very generous amount, but was it ever yummy! You've made an apple pie lover of me, much to my husband's delight, as it is his favorite and now he'll get it more often! This recipe is a keeper. Made for PAC Spring 2012. Thanks for ganking and thanks for posting! YUM
Fabulous! In instruction #5 I, too, ganked and at the same time increased my food vocabulary. Made for October Dessert Month tag.