Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Apple Pie with Oatmeal Cookie Crust

Source: crust from The New Enchanted Broccoli Forest, filling from allrecipes.com

2 1/4 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
4 1/2 TB brown sugar
1/4 cup finely minced nuts (optional)
3/4 tsp vanilla
1 stick butter, melted
1/4 cup water

2 TB cornstarch
1 TB ground cinnamon
8 ounces apple juice
4 large green apples (peeled, cored, & diced)

Crumb Topping:
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 stick butter, melted

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make crust: combine all ingredients & press into pie plate.

2. In a small bowl whisk together cornstarch, cinnamon, and a little of the apple juice.

3. In a saucepan simmer apples with remaining apple juice until apples are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in cornstarch mixture and continue to simmer until thickened. Remove from heat. Spoon apple mixture into pie shell.

4. Make topping: combine brown sugar & flour in bowl; stir in melted butter until crumbly. Sprinkle crumbs over apple mixture.

5. Bake 45 minutes; let cool 10 minutes.

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