Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins
To save time - we are going to use a prebaked 9" pie crust. The custard for this pie is so very delicious that we have had to make it 2 Sundays in a row. Cuisine at home eRECIPES.We are going to use this recipe for one of the desserts for Thanksgiving - all family members and residents are invited :) That means we have 150 residents and there are 2 family members per person - approximately 400 that evening - WOW. ;)
FOR THE FILLING
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 lbs baking apples, such as pink lady peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (4-6 apples) or 2 lbs honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (4-6 apples)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons dark rum (optional)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon table salt, divided
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
FOR THE CRUST
- 1 9-inch pie shell (placed in glass pie plate)
FOR THE ALMOND TOPPING
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 pinch table salt
- FOR THE APPLES & FILLING:.
- Preheat oven to 325°.
- Melt the 2 tablespoons butter for the apple filling in a large sauté pan over medium heat.
- Add apples and 2 tablespoons sugar; sauté until apples are soft but not mushy, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat & stir in rum and 1/8 teaspoons salt.
- Spread apples over the bottom of the prebaked pie crust.
- Thoroughly whisk together this mixture before pouring it over the apples in the crust: eggs, egg yolks, cream, 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, and remaining 1/8 teaspoons salt; pour over apples in pie crust.
- Bake pie until custard is barely set in center, about 30 minutes.
- FOR THE ALMOND TOPPING:.
- Combine almonds, 1/3 cup sugar, and remaining 2 tablespoons butter for the almond topping in a bowl.
- Remove pie from the oven; sprinkle pie with topping.
- Cover pie with a pie shield if the edge of the crust seems to be overbrowning.
- Return pie to oven; bake until custard is almost set but still slightly jiggly in the center, 15–20 minutes more.
- Completely cool pie before slicing, or chill pie, then bring it to room temperature when ready to serve.
- *Use a pie shield to prevent pie crust from burning. You can buy a premade shield or make your own. Fold a 9" piece of 36" wide foil into thirds so it measures 3x36". Wrap it around the edge of the pie, crimping the shield where the ends of the foil meet.