Autumn has a couple great things going for it. The foliage, some great weather for sitting out by a campfire, less bugs. Overall it’s a wonderful time of year.
One of the best parts of autumn here in Quebec is its apple picking season. We have some amazing apple farms here and you can walk out with enough apples to feed a stable full of horses some nice sweet and delicious treats.
Every apple season I bake all sorts of apple based desserts. From apple pies to apple cakes to apple crumbles. A couple years ago I decided to try a combination of my favorite two desserts. Out came the Apple Crumble Pie!
- 8 cups of skinned, cored and thinly sliced apples
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1/2 of flour
- 2 cups of large oats
- 1/4 cup of margarine or butter or coconut oil
- 1 pie crust
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 1 tbsp of maple syrup
Method to the madness:
Preheat over to 350° F.
In large mixing bowl combine thinly sliced apples, maple syrup, cinnamon, lemon juice and vanilla (I also like to add a bit of flower to thicken the filling).
In separate bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar and melted butter and stir until the mixture it moist but crumbles to the touch. If too moist add more flour.
Place pie crust on dish and Preble crust for about 6 minutes to ensure the crust keeps it’s flakiness. Remove from oven ( carefully ) and add apple filling. I like to pile my mixture peaking towards the middle so that it’s thickest there. Add crumble mixture on top and gently press down to add some firmness to the crumble mixture.
Cook for 35-45 minutes, until the topping is golden / light brown. Remove from over and let cool before serving.