Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My Fall Favorite

Hi Foodie Friends,

It's my favorite time of the year!  Cooler weather, the smell of Pumpkin candles lingering through out the house, not to mention Pumpkin Spice Lattes! But my favorite all time tradition is of course, apple picking.  I drag my girls every year to Bowman's to pick some fine apples.  They aren't as thrilled as I am, but I don't care! It's Fall, it's tradition and I want apples! LOL.

I always have to sneak my stash in the house because it's never just a little.  Pass out apples to neighbors and friends, so it looks like I only picked a "small bag".  I always have plenty left for apple cake, apple sauce and apple pie!   By accident, I made the best apple pie ever!!!  Now, let me just say, my pies turn out good, but this was over the top, pallet popping good!  Even my kids ate it!  Cinnamon, butter, apples, and homemade pie crust.  There it is folks, my secret weapon.  I have the most amazing and easy pie crust known to man.  So easy, you mix it right in the pie pan.  Now, that caught your attention!  No rolling, no letting it sit overnight, nothing!  Just mix and bake! Another fun fact about this recipe, you can precook the pie shell for pudding pies. Follow the same steps and bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes until light brown.  Whala!  Life can't get any better than that.

Below are step by step instructions for you to make your very own, fabulous Apple Pie Crisp.  Hope you enjoy.

Ingredients: (makes 1 pie shell, double for 2 shells)

1 1/2 cups of Flour
3 tsp. Sugar
1/8 tsp. Salt
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
2 tbsp. Milk


5 Large apples, peeled and sliced thin
1 cup Sugar
3 tbsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg


1 cup Flour
1 cup Sugar
1/2 stick Butter, cold and cut in small cubes

1. Add all ingredients into your ungreased pie pan.

2. Mix together with a fork until a dough forms.

3. Start patting the pie crust to the sides and bottom of pie pan with your fingers.  Be sure to poke holes in the bottom and sides of dough.

4. Add the apple and cinnamon mixture and spread evenly

5. After combining ingredients for the crumb topping, sprinkle on top of pie and dust a little cinnamon on top.

6. Bake at 400 degrees for 55-60 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.