Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is a healthy alternative to fruit pie made with traditional pie crust. The oatmeal is in the bottom, the recipe is unique, unlike a cobbler or crisp. It has minimal fat, sugar, and flour. The oatmeal gives a nutty taste. This is not tremendously sweet. The recipe originated with my mom. I always use Macintosh apples because they are most juicy and I like a slight tart taste.
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 cup white flour
- 1 cup quick oatmeal
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2⁄3 cup margarine (I use Smart Balance- not Lite)
- 8 -9 mcintosh apples
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 2⁄3 cup water
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup pecan pieces
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Mix the first five ingredients using your hand to a crumbly texture. Keep working the mix till the ingredients are integrated well. Grease a 9X9 metal baking pan, pour in the mix and press the mix tightly to the bottom. Be sure to fill the corners, leave no gaps, and try to get the mix slightly up the sides.
- Peel, core and thin slice the apples. Place apples on top of mix and press down slightly. Depending on the size of apples you may need to adjust the count to fill your pan to the top.
- Mix the water, cornstarch, 1/4 cup brown sugar and cinnamon. Bring to a boil to thicken and pour carefully and uniformly over the apples.
- Melt 1 T butter and mix with pecans. sprinkle very lightly with salt to taste.
- Sprinkle buttered chopped pecans on top.
- Bake at 325 degrees for one hour. This dish is best the next day.