Tuesdays With Dorie – All-American, All-Delicious Apple Pie

by Jessica on October 26, 2010

All-American, All-Delicious Apple Pie

A crazy, whirlwind weekend and staying at the office ’til late last night left me with no time to do this pie justice. I admit it, I cheated and used a frozen pie crust. Heck, I didn’t even have the quintessential double crust… I used an easy crumble topping. Now, don’t get me wrong, this crumble topping is GOOD, but I’m sure it pales in comparison to Dorie’s intended top crust.

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As for the filling, I went straight by the book. It makes for an incredible apple pie and I can’t imagine how much better it would be had I made the double crusts. If you’re interested (or short on time!), here’s the recipe for the crumble topping…

Cinnamon Crumble Topping
Adapted from: Bon Appétit, October 2003

1 c all purpose flour
1/4 c Splenda for Baking
1/4 c light brown sugar, packed
1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1/2″ cubes

Blend first 5 ingredients in a food processor. Add chilled butter cubes; using on/off turns, cut in until mixture resembles wet sand. Pack topping over and around apples, then bake pie according to instructions.

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Thanks to Emily of Sandmuffin, this week’s hostess – check her blog for the recipe and don’t forget to hop over to TWD to see some real ‘All-American, All Delicious Apple Pies’. 🙂

All-American, All-Delicious Apple Pie (pgs. 300-302)
Source: Baking – From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Becky O. October 26, 2010 at 11:52 am

Jessica, yours looks yummy. I’m going to have to try that crumble topping. I loved this pie. I thought it was so buttery and delicious. It was my first time using fresh nutmeg in an apple pie.


2 Pamela October 26, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Whoa…that crumble topping looks A-mazing!!


3 Jodie October 26, 2010 at 12:17 pm

ooh, good call on the crumb topping! Looks fabulous!


4 Margaret October 26, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I have never had apple pie with a crumb crust. But after seeing yours I know that i will next time I make an apple (or pear) pie. Looks incredible.


5 Valerie October 26, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Oh yum!! I didn’t think this pie could get any better until I saw your cinnamon crumble topping! And no worries about using a store-bought crust, it’s been quite the pie-themed month so you’re entitled to a break. 🙂


6 Nic October 26, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Wow that topping looks A-mazing!


7 Linda October 26, 2010 at 6:45 pm

I’m a sucker for a crumble topped apple pie, and this looks deee-licious!


8 Di October 26, 2010 at 7:11 pm

How funny that we both used the same crumb topping. =) I really do like that one.


9 Tracey October 26, 2010 at 8:04 pm

I loved this pie too! I’m sure the pie was just as delicious with the crumble topping – how could it not be? 🙂


10 Jessica October 26, 2010 at 8:37 pm

I’ve been waiting to see a crumble topping! This looks amazing! One pie crust is generally enough for me, so I think I’ll try this one next time! Well done!


11 Beth October 26, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Jessica This looks to die for. The top makes it..wish I was a baker!!! Yummy.B


12 Paula October 26, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Hi Jessica, Great to meet you last Sunday. I’m so happy I drove the distance so I could meet you and Amy. Your pie looks really good with the crumbly topping. Bet it would be delicious with some Blue Bell Vanilla Bean.


13 Tia October 26, 2010 at 11:07 pm

nice call on the cinnamon crumble. yum! xoxo Tia @ Buttercreambarbie


14 Katrina October 27, 2010 at 12:39 am

Nice. Always torn between a double crust and a crumble with apple pie.


15 Dorie October 27, 2010 at 6:42 am

I’m always happy when bakers play with my recipes and I really liked what you did this one.

It was wonderful to meet you in Dallas. Thank you for coming to my class and many, many thanks for the beautiful heart. I love it.


16 steph (whisk/spoon) October 27, 2010 at 7:57 am

that looks really good though! i love crumb topped apple pie…like a pie and a crisp all in one!


17 Flourchild October 27, 2010 at 11:56 am

WIth that good looking topping who cares that you crust wasnn’t homemade..it looks so tasty!Im glad you enjoyed this recipe, I did too!


18 Kayte October 28, 2010 at 9:00 am

Crumble topping always a hit over here! Looks great. Love the cupcakes, too!!


19 Eliana October 29, 2010 at 2:17 pm

WOW – look at the color and texture on that pie. It looks incredible.


20 Heather B October 30, 2010 at 12:08 pm

yum! I love a good crumb topping on my apple pie. I may have to give yours a try!


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