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Crumbly Apple Pie

Author/Submitted by: Home Baking 07-11
Servings: 8
Categories: Desserts / Pies & Pastries

    CRUST, recipe
1  c  flour
1/2  tsp  salt
1/3  c  vegetable shortening, chilled
1/4  c  water, ice cold
    FILLING, recipe
7  md  Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, chop
    -- -sliced thin
1/2  c  sugar
1/4  tsp  cinnamon, ground
1/4  tsp  nutmeg, ground
1/4  tsp  salt
    TOPPING, recipe
3/4  c  brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4  c  flour
1/2  tsp  nutmeg, ground
1/3  c  butter, chilled, cut in pcs

45 minutes preparation 30 minutes chilling 35 minutes baking 1 Place oven rack in lowest position. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 2 To prepare crust, in a medium bowl, mix together flour and salt. using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut shortening into flour mixture until coarse crumbs form. 3 Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with a fork, until a dough forms. Shape into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 30 minutes. 4 On a floured surface, using a floured rolling pin, roll dough into a 12" circle. Fit into a 9" pie pan. Trim excess dough, leaving a 1 inch overhang; make a decorative edge. 5 To prepare filling, mix together all ingredients. Spoon into crust. 6 To prepare topping, in a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour, and nutmeg. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut butter into brown sugar mixture utnil coarse crumbs form. Sprinkle apples evenly with topping. 7 Bake pie until topping is lighlty browned and filling is bubbly, 35 minutes. If pie is overbrowning, cover loosely with aluminum foil. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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