Monday, January 17, 2011

Streusel-Topped Apple Pie

Tonight we celebrated my brother-in-law’s birthday. Per his request, we had Cuban Sandwiches (if you haven’t tried these delicious sandwiches yet, plan to do so soon). For dessert, I decided to make an apple pie because the birthday boy doesn’t really like bakery cakes. This pie was a hit—Russ said it tasted more like a cookie than pie and that was a compliment! We enjoyed ours with butter pecan ice cream. Enjoy!

Streusel-Topped Apple Pie
1 refrigerated piecrust
4 apples, cut in half, cored, and thinly sliced (I used McIntosh.)
2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
Zest and juice from 1 lemon
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 tsp. apple pie spice

6 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/2. tsp. almond extract

1. Fit piecrust in 9-inch pieplate. Combine apples, granulated sugar, lemon zest and juice, and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Spoon apple mixture into piecrust.
2. Combine oatmeal and next 4 ingredients. Stir in butter and almond extract. Sprinkle over top of apple mixture.
3. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until done. Serve with ice cream.

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