Saturday, October 13, 2012

Julian apple pie

This week we took a day trip up to Julian, CA. It's a small gold rush town about an hour away from San Diego but these days they're known more for their apples. Every place had signs for hot apple pie or cider, there had to have been at least 10 on the small main street. We had originally planned on taking home a pie from Julian Pie Co. but unfortunately they were all sold out by the time we got there! We decided instead to pick up a small bag of local apples and make a pie instead.

Apple Crumb Pie
adapted from this recipe
  • crust for 9 in pie
  • about 6 cups of apples, sliced
  • 3/4 c white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • good pinch of salt
for crumble
  • 1/2 c white sugar
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 c flour
  • 4 tbs butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 Fahrenheit 
  2. In a big bowl, combine sliced apples, sugar, spices and salt. Mix until slices are thoroughly covered with cinnamon sugar. Set aside.
  3. Combine white sugar, brown sugar, and flour in a bowl. Mix to combine, then cut in the butter and mix with your hands until butter is incorporated and mixture feels like damp sand.
  4. Prepare the pie dish with crust. Fill with apple mixture, then top with crumble. 
  5. Cover loosely with tin foil and bake at 425 for 20 minutes. Remove foil and decrease heat to 350 and bake an additional 35 minutes. Let cool thoroughly before slicing!

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