Dolce Mangia
Sweet Eats
Crumb Apple Pie

1/3 to 1/2 c sugar
1/4 c flour
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1/8 t salt
8 c sliced tart apples (about 8 medium)
2 T butter
1 pie crust

Topping:
1 c flour
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1/2 c cold butter

 Heat oven to 425°F. With floured rolling pin, roll one pastry round into round 2" larger than upside-down 9" glass pie plate. Fold pastry into fourths; place in pie plate. Unfold and ease into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side.

In large bowl, mix sugar, 1/4 c flour, the cinnamon, nutmeg and 1/8 t salt. Stir in apples until well mixed. Spoon into pastry-lined pie plate. Cut butter into small pieces; sprinkle over filling. Trim overhanging edge of pastry 1/2" from rim of plate.

Mix topping ingredients till crumbly and place on top of apples.

Bake 40 to 50 minutes till topping is golden brown. Serve warm if desired.

Time: 75 minutes   Serves: 8

This is my favorite apple pie.

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