I had to make pastry from scratch, so I didn't use your crumble topping, but made your pie filling as directed. We loved it! I am very impressed with the anise-flavoured spiciness of the Chinese Five-Spice blend which lends itself so well with the apple and pear. Thank you for a delicious keeper, r.b.swimmin' :)
Made this for our pre Thanksgiving Thanksgiving and it was a hit. I used a deep dish shell and a little more apples than called for but otherwise followed the recipe. The cornmeal in the topping made it extra crunchy and the slight sweetness offset the tart apples. My boyfriend would have liked a little more spices but everyone else thought it was great. Thanks much for the great recipe!
excellent - family is still raving about it. I was even short on butter for the struesel topping but hoorahs from everyone!