Spiced Streusel Sour Cream Apple Pie
photo by MsSally
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 2⁄3 cup walnuts
- 1⁄2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled, cut into small pieces
- 2 1⁄4 lbs granny smith apples, peeled, quartered, cored, cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges (about 6 medium)
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 prepared pie crust
- For streusel topping: Combine nuts, brown sugar, cornmeal, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg in food processor and pulse on/off until nuts are finely chopped. Add butter and process until small moist clumps form. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.).
- For filling: Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 375 degrees. Toss apples with sour cream in large bowl to coat. Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a small bowl. Sprinkle mixture over apples and toss to coat.
- Transfer filling to prepared crust. Sprinkle streusel topping over apples, covering completely. Bake pie until apples are tender and streusel is golden, tenting pie if streusel browns too quickly, about 1 hour. Transfer pie to rack and cool slightly.
- Serve pie slightly warm or at room temperature (and definitely with some vanilla ice cream!).
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A very good recipe. I have an apple peeler/corer/slicer, so I used that instead of cutting all of the apples. The slices were very thin, so did not need to cook for very long to achieve tenderness. I was not paying attention though and used a cube of butter intead of the 5 TBSP so the topping was like a paste, but it still tasted wonderful! I will be trying it the right way next time! :)
Jackie, OMG. This is wonderful. Apple pie is one of my specialties, but I've never made a sour cream apple pie. I tell you this won't be the last time. Very easy to make and yummy. I used fat-free sour cream and added a tsp of corn starch to the pie mix. Very yummy with vanilla ice cream, but then again apple pie wouldn't be right without it. Oh and I forgot to note, I messed up and bough 1/2 cup of pecans insted of walnuts. So I used 1/3 c of oatmeal to make up the difference in the nuts.
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