In anticipation of a visit from my daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren, I bought a bag of little gala apples I thought the kids might enjoy eating. Well, they ate two. The remainder of the bag of apples, coupled with the fact that I was having my church Life Group over for dinner that night, for which I needed a dessert, caused me to think quickly about a no-fuss dessert. Dutch Apple Pie took care of the remaining apples and came together quickly with the help of a store-bought pie crust.
- yield: one (9-inch) pie
- preheat oven to 400 degrees
- A store-bought pie crust makes easy work of this pie. The topping is a delicious crumble mixture. After filling the pie shell with the apple slices, place it on top of a prepared baking sheet before spreading on the crumble topping. Let the baking sheet catch the crumbles for you.
- 1 prepared 9-inch pie crust
- make the filling:
- 8 1/2 cups apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
- make the topping:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar