Today’s guest post is by Jen from Beantown Baker. I remember when I first found her blog. I was so envious of her Boston life. It’s my dream city and I have wanted to live there since I was 15. It hasn’t happened yet but someday I’m hoping. So, because I thought her blog (and city life) was cool I sent her an email telling her I thought her blog was awesome. Although, this sounds totally creeperish as I type this out but I’m sure it brought a smile to Jen’s face. It always makes me happy when someone takes the time to personally email me to give a compliment. I, of course, do not feel this way away about hate mail. None of that please.
Hi Nutmeg Nanny readers! I’m Jen from Beantown Baker. Brandy is one of my favorite bloggers, so I was thrilled to do a guest post for her while she’s away. As my blog name implies, I live in Boston and I love to bake. My Hubby serves as my number one taste tester and even though he claims he’s not a big dessert guy, he has learned to enjoy the variety of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and bars that I whip up to relieve the stress of my 9-5 desk job.
Making this apple pie was tough for me. You see, I’ve been holding on to every last second of summertime this year. I’ve been stubborn about admitting that fall is actually here. And I love fall – it’s definitely my favorite season. The cooler weather, football and food are all awesome! But my heart just hasn’t been in it this year. I think it’s because we had an especially brutal winter last year. I always says that the summers in Boston make living through the winters worthwhile. I figure mother nature owed us an extra long summer this year.
But then it happened. Hubby and I went apple picking. It’s hard to turn down an invite from my one year old nephew to spend the afternoon picking apples and laughing. So then we had about 20 pounds of apple in our kitchen. Hubby requested apple pie. But you see, I don’t really like making pie. I don’t know why, it’s just not my thing. And I wanted to make apple crisp.
Then I remembered this recipe. It’s the perfect combination of an apple pie and apple crisp. It’s delicious warm for an afternoon snack. Or breakfast. Or really any time of day.
Apple Crisp Pie
Yield: 1 pie
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 85 minutes
6 cups apple chunks (I used 6 cortland apples here)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare dry ingredients in a large bowl, set aside. Core, peel, and slice apples. Transfer into large bowl with dry ingredients. Top off with vanilla and lemon juice. Toss to coat apples well. Set aside for 10-15 minutes while you prep the dough.
Fit your pie crust into a pie plate. You can even use store bought pie crust if you prefer. Fill pie crust with prepared apple chunks.
In a medium bowl, combine the dry topping ingredients. Pour cooled melted butter into bowl. Toss and cut until small to medium sized chunks form. Break up large chunks as needed. Using a spoon, sprinkle crumb topping over entire pie.
Cover pie loosely with foil. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 375 and continue baking for an additional 35 minutes. Cool and enjoy.