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This pie is very attractive and delicious ~ We enjoyed it served still warm from the oven along with vanilla ice cream! For the filling I used 5 cups of Granny Smith apple slices, 1 1/2 cups of applesauce, and 2 tablespoons each of flour and lemon juice. Along with the crunch topping I added a light sprinkling of cinnamon then baked the pie for 45 minutes with foil over it for much of that time. I will be making this outstanding pie again ~ Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.
Worst apple pie recipe ever! I almost made this for friends for Thanksgiving, thank aged I didn't! I had to cook the pie for about an extra 30 minutes to get the top to even brown at all, the "crumb" topping was more of just a fine powder than wouldn't brown, and the pie has wayyyyy too much apple sauce and really just tasted like bland applesauce mush. Very little flavor and just mushy and not tasty at all. First and last time I will be trying a Paula Deen recipe.
great pie, the applesauce adds something special. Very juicy though when cooking, definitey put a tray under it in the oven to catch the drips.
This was a very good and unique pie with the applesauce in it. Leave it to Paula! She always has great recipes. Thanks for posting this lovely recipe that I will be using from now on.
SOooooooo good :) This recipe has made me famous amongst friends, coworkers, AND in-laws! Ding ding ding! The filling is a bit too liquidy, so I am not quite as liberal with the apple sauce and I always use an extra apple or two. Also-- frozen pie pastry?! NEVER!! Make a pastry with half lard and half butter, and the entire pie will taste THAT much better. :)
Very good pie. The only changes I made were that I used apple pie spice ( one and a half tsps) and I also added a little of that to the crumb topping. *Baker beware* The filling when this is baking is very liquidy and loose. Bake this on a foil lined pan ( or else you will have a very sticky messy oven). I thought for sure this would never set up, when I took it out of the oven it literally was splashing all over. As it cooled it because nice and firm and you could never tell how loose it was.
This apple pie was fantastic! I almost skipped the crunch topping but I'm soooo glad I didn't. It really adds to the pie.Thanks for posting!
What can I say other than Yummmmmm. I made this apple pie and it was gone in about 3 days becuase my family couldn't stop eating it. I pretty much made the recipe as it is stated, but instead of 3 1/2 cups of apples, I just piled them into the dish until they were practically spilling over the sides just because I had tons of apples from my tree in the yard I wanted to use up. You have to try this recipe.
Wow, this was a fantastic pie. I really liked the idea of adding applesauce. I used 4 large apple when sliced was about 5 cups, other that that I followed the recipe exactly. YUMM, YUMM, YUMM!
This pie is awesome. I made two for my boyfriend's birthday, and we could not stop eating it. I made very few changes to the recipe: I used whole wheat flour (this was all I had, and I threw in an extra tablespoon) and light brown sugar (all I had). I also let the whole mixture sit overnight in the fridge before pouring it into the pie crust. Overall, it was DIVINE!