This recipe comes from my husband's grandmother, Memere Rita. She shared it with me a few weeks ago when I told her I was itching to make something appley. Memere said this dessert is one that never, ever lasts on the counter more than a day because everyone loves it.
Memere Rita was 100% correct. The glutton in the story I'm about to share may sound a little gross, but I'm going to share anyway. When I made the pie, my husband and I ate 3/4 of it in one sitting. We started with one slice each, and then we both kept adding more "slivers" to our plate. Before we knew it, there was only enough for about 2 normal size pieces left. We stopped at that, and then ate it for breakfast the next morning.
Moral of the story? Unless you have super self-control, this dessert may be dangerous for your health :) Happy fall, sweets!
Spice 'N Easy Apple Crunch Pie
*Heat oven to 375 degrees
*This is a 3-part recipe - read all the way first to figure out how you want to time it or prep. I just went along part by part, didn't do any prep up front and it turned out great.
Part 1- Crust
1 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. canola oil
2 tbsp. milk
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pat into an ungreased 9" pie plate, and flute edges if desired.
2/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 medium apples, sliced/chopped (I use Cortland for any apple baking projects, because thats what my Grammy, who has the best apple pie in the world, says to use!)
1/2 c. sour cream or plain yogurt
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Spoon into unbaked crust.
Part 3 - Topping
1/2 c. Rice Crispy cereal
1/3 c. flour
1/3 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ea cinnamon and nutmeg
1/4 c. butter or margarine, softened
Combine all ingredients and mix well in a small bowl. Sprinkle over apples. Bake in 375 degree oven for 40- 45 min.