Caramel-Apple Crumb Pie

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Annacia

From the Pacific Northwest region. The region is known for great apples. Posted for Zaar World Tour III

Top Review by ROV Chef

Great recipe. I had to add an extra tablespoon of flour because my apple got very juicy when I cooked them. May have been from the long soak in the the lemon water to keep them from turning brown. I also added a little nutmeg, just because I can't imagine an apple pie without nutmeg. I also cheated and used a Pillsbury pre-made crust.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. To prepare crust:.
  3. lightly spoon 1 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.
  4. Combine 1 cup flour and salt in a bowl; cut in 2 tablespoons butter and shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  5. Sprinkle surface with ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time; add vinegar.
  6. Toss with a fork until moist and crumbly (do not form a ball).
  7. Press mixture gently into a 4-inch circle on heavy-duty plastic wrap; cover with additional plastic wrap.
  8. Roll dough, still covered, to a 12-inch circle. Freeze 10 minutes or until plastic wrap can be easily removed.
  9. Remove 1 sheet of plastic wrap; fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray.
  10. Remove top sheet of plastic wrap. Fold edges under; flute. Line bottom of dough with a piece of foil; arrange pie weights (or dried beans) on foil.
  11. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until the edge is lightly browned.
  12. Remove pie weights and foil; cool on a wire rack.
  13. To prepare filling:.
  14. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and cinnamon. Add sugar mixture and apples to skillet; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in 3 tablespoons flour and lemon juice.
  15. Spoon into prepared crust.
  16. To prepare topping:
  17. Lightly spoon 1/4 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.
  18. Combine flour and 1/4 cup brown sugar in a bowl.
  19. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  20. Drizzle syrup over apple mixture; sprinkle topping over syrup.
  21. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until apples are tender. Cool on a wire rack.

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