Even though it is still hot here in the Sunshine State the first official day of Fall is less than a week away ( September 23rd) and since I have a love of all things fall I felt it needed to be ushered in with some fanfare. For me that is getting in the kitchen with my kids to whip up something delicious. This Homemade Apple Pie with a Streusel Topping is what we came up with So maybe I am stretching it a bit when I call it homemade apple pie- I do have to admit I cheated a bit here and used a store bought pie crust for the bottom- I have never been able to make a good pastry crust so I finally gave up but if you have a great recipe for pie crust then use that by all means!
Apple Pie With Streusel Topping
5 cups apples,peeeled and diced
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup Maple syrup
3/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
1 tsp. lemon juice
pinch of salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup old fashioned oats
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
4 T. butter, melted
Preheat oven to 375°
Line pie plate with ready made or homemade pie crust.
In a large bowl stir together diced apples, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and salt.
Pour into pie crust.
In a separate bowl combine all topping ingredients and sprinkle over apples.
Bake for 40-45 minutes until top is golden brown. Remove from oven and cool for 15 minutes before slicing. Eat it alone or top with ice cream or whipped cream for extra decadence.
While we spent the afternoon baking up this tasty pie we listened to our favorite worship cd –WOW 2015 and it was such a sweet time. How do you like to spend your fall afternoons? If this pie has you in the mood to get baking with your kids to welcome in fall check out these gorgeous kitchen items from Familychristian.com and pick up a new piece to set the mood and bless your kitchen.
Welcome Fall, we are ready for you- armed with apples, spices, and a whole lot of kitchen fun.