Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Easiest Apple Pie Recipe EVER!!!

I found the most amazing recipe on Money Saving Mom's Blog and upon trying it for myself, confirmed that it was as tasty as it looked! The whole family enjoyed this thing, even the picky 5 year old! Its called Slab Apple Pie. This "pie" has easy peasy written all over it:

1. Super simple to throw together in a pinch. No rolling dough like the conventional apple pies.
2. It freezes great, so if you just want to put it together and bake later for a fresh out of the oven desert, then this is the recipe for you!

Slab Apple Pie with Easy Crumb Top


1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine, cut into chunks
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-2 Tablespoons cold water

In medium bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup butter and salt with a pastry blender, or two knives held together. Kids can do this with a fork if that is easier. Work these ingredients together until they form pea-sized crumbs. Quickly stir in cold water and combine until a dough forms.

(Use as is in recipes that call for an unbaked pie shell. For other recipes you may pre-bake it for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees until light golden brown. Cool completely before pouring in your filling.)


6 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Tablespoon cinnamon


1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 375°. Prepare pie crust according to directions and pat it into the bottom of a 9×13 pan. In large mixing bowl, combine apple slices, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon. Spread in an even layer over crust. In food processor, combine flour, butter, and brown sugar, pulsing until coarse crumbs are formed, or in a large mixing bowl, combine these ingredients, cutting butter into sugar and flour with a pastry blender or two knives held together. Stir in nuts. Sprinkle crumb top over apple layer.* Bake for 45 minutes to an hour or until filling bubbles. Cool completely.

If preparing ahead of time to freeze. Wrap with foil and label at the *. Then, when ready to serve, bake frozen pie at 425° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375° and continue baking as directed.

Thanks Money Saving Mom, for a simple great tasting recipe!

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