josh’s birthday is this weekend (happy early birthday, biff) and since he was down here this past weekend, he got to choose his birthday dessert. obviously he went all american with apple pie; pretty appropriate for the weekend. the following recipe is from the famous green cookbook and never lets us down. we’ve made a few modifications over the years and there are never any pieces leftover. except maybe one for breakfast the next morning.
crumb-top apple pie
crust of your choice (for time-purposes, we use store bought)
6-8 apples, peeled (we use golden delicious)
~3 tbs sugar (depending on how sweet your apples are)
~3 tbs + 3/4 c flour
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. butter (allow to come to room temperature)
healthy sprinkle cinnamon
peel and thinly slice apples and place in large bowl. sprinkle 3 tbs flour and 3 tbs sugar and toss. set aside.
in a smaller bowl, combine remaining flour with brown sugar and cinnamon. cut in butter with a pastry blender (or a fork) until a fine sand forms.
place apples into pie crust (the mound will be high, don’t be alarmed, they cook down) and top with sugar/flour/butter mixture. i usually place an additional tbs of butter, cut into small pieces on top of the finished pie, before it goes into the oven.
bake for approx 1 hour at 350°.
be sure to keep one piece for breakfast the next morning.