Cheeky in Blue's kick ass Apple Pie...oh yes it is!

     It is still in the 90's around here, but I am going to drag fall in kicking and screaming if I have to!  Nothing says fall like the most delicious Apple Pie that you will ever eat, and I do mean EVAH!  It has a crumb topping so it's kind of a combo of an apple crisp and a traditional pie.  Trust people, this is worth the muffin top that is soon to follow!  I come from a long line of pie bakers so I know what I'm doing here.  Remember my Blueberry Cobbler, well I love this one even more!

Kick Ass Apple Pie...

First you will have to make...that's right, I said make...your very own pie crust from scratch.  It is soooooooooooo very easy people I promise.

Pie Crust
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup vegetable shortening (this makes a very flaky crust, you could also do half shortening and half butter if you want a more flavorful crust)
5-7 T ice water

-Combine flour, salt, and 1/3 cup of the shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture is broken up

-Add the other 1/3 cup of shortening to the mixture and continue to blend until it resembles peas.  Don't over mix

-Gradually add the ice water 1 Tablespoon at a time until the dough holds together just enough without being too wet or too dry

-Roll out crust and place into a deep dish pie plate
 Crimp the edges (yikes on the really bad pic!)

9-10 peeled and sliced medium Granny Smith Apples
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 -1/2 cup all purpose flour (I've done it both ways, it depends on how many apples you use in your filling)
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
pinch of salt

-Heat oven to 425 degrees.
-Peel your apples (or make your husband do it like I did!)

Peel 9-10 medium Granny Smith Apples

-Mix sugar, flour, spices, and salt in a bowl
-Pour over sliced apples and mix thoroughly 
-Place apple mixture into your tasty made from scratch pie crust

Crumb Topping
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup cold butter
-Mix ingredients in bowl until crumbly

 Place Crumb topping over pie filling
- Place pie in oven.  Bake for around 10 minutes and then loosely cover with foil (just lay a sheet over the top) to prevent over cooking the crust and crumb topping
-Bake an additional 30-40 minutes
-you may need to remove the foil towards the end of baking to brown the crust a bit 

And then eat!


  1. I've made this pie filling and topping recipe twice now, and it gets RAVE reviews. Thank you so much! Next time I'll make the crust, too. :D

  2. So glad you liked it! Todays pies have consisted of pumpkin and sugar cream pie, but the apple is my personal favorite! Try the crust, it's not hard I promise, and people will be all 'you made the crust from scratch?', and you'll be well, yes, duh it's not brain surgery people!