Amish Apple Pie
INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 8 OR 1
  • Streusel:
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbls flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp grated nutmeg
  • Speck of salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cold
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • Filling:
  • 4 large apples, McIntosh or Granny Smith (4 cups)
  • 1 unbaked 10 inch pie shell
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tbls flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup heavy (whipping) cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a food processor bowl, mix the first 6 streusel ingredients.
  2. Add the butter and process until the mixture is crumbly; it should still
  3. have a dry look to it -- don't over process.
  4. Add the nuts then set aside. (I do this process by hand. I like my streusel in large pieces. I don't think a processor gives a great streusel. I recommend do it by hand and work the butter in)
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Peel, core and thinly slice apples;
  7. There should be 4 cups.
  8. Place apples in the pie shell.
  9. In a small bowl, mix the sugar, flour, and cinnamon.
  10. Beat the egg in a medium bowl, and add the cream and vanilla.
  11. Add the sugar mixture to the egg mixture and blend.
  12. Pour over the apples.
  13. Bake for 1 hour in the
  14. lower one-third of the oven.
  15. After 20 minutes, sprinkle streusel over the top and continue baking
  16. approximately 40 minutes longer, or until the top puffs and is golden brown.
  17. Enjoy.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This is one of the very first pies I ever made. It is delicious and is like apple dumpling with custard sauce. I hope you love it like I do!