Monday, December 13, 2010

A good apple pie will cure what ails you!

I decided to be extra-nice to Gordon this weekend and bake him an apple pie. I have used this recipe for years. I found it in the Montreal Gazette sometime around 1991, when I was living in sin with Gordon in that city. It has been our favourite pie recipe for many years, but it had been far too long since I had baked it for my sweetie-pie.

Think good thoughts for Gordon today. He has had a rough ten days and is heading back to work this morning on icy roads. There is still some pie left for him for when he gets home tonight!


Apple Cinnamon Pie with Streusel Topping

• Pastry for single crust, nine-inch pie shell (I used the all-butter pastry from the Planet Organic cookbook, but use whatever one you like, or even a purchased pie shell!)

6 cups peeled and sliced cooking apples (I like Cortland apples best for pie!)
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
(I like to add some nutmeg too!)

Streusel topping:
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter

1. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to an 11" circle. Fit into a nine-inch pie plate. Trim pastry and crimp the edges decoratively.

2. In a bowl, toss the apples with sugar, flour and cinnamon. Spoon apples into prepared pie shell, packing lightly.

3. To make streusel, combine rolled oats, flour and brown sugar; blend in butter until mixture resembles very coarse meal. Sprinkle streusel over apple layer.

4. Bake pie in oven preheated to 425F for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350F and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender when tested with a skewer.

5. Place on rack to cool. Pie may be served either warm or cold with ice cream if desired. Serves six to eight.

Nommy nom nom nom!


  1. I just want to give you a big hug. I know you are concerned about your husband and what he has had to deal with the past few weeks. I'm sure he will be O.K. at work, the first few days back into your routine are always the hardest. He will be delighted to come back home to you and this beautiful pie.

  2. you can be nice to me anytime with a pie like that!

  3. That. Looks. Scrumptious!

  4. Wow! Apple Pie and crubmle in one big dollop of deliciousness!

  5. Thank you Paula! :) The pie seemed to ease the transition back to reality.

    John, if I could mail a pie to Wales, I would!

    Nance, it was pretty tasty, I have to say. I have my moments in the kitchen.

    Jams and Ahab, I send you virtual slices.

  6. Yum yum yummmmm! I am definitely going to ake this in the next few weeks while I have family visiting!!! I love pies - THANK YOU!!!


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