Sour Cream Apple Walnut Crumb Pie

apple walnut crumb pie

It’s Thanksgiving and that means pies in our house. Now, I’m not a big fan of apple pie but this is the most delicious apple pie you are ever going to taste, seriously. And I’m going to tell you how you can make it at home in under an hour. A word of caution, this recipe is low in sugar so if you were looking to satisfy your sweet tooth you and your tooth will have to take it someplace else.

Ingredients:

Filling:

  • 3 lbs Granny Smith apples peeled, quartered, cored and cut in 1/4″ slices (approx 10 cups)
  • 3/4 cup organic sour cream
  • 1 large organic egg
  • 1/3 cup organic brown sugar or sucanat
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Crumb topping:

  • Organic whole wheat pie crust
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup organic brown sugar or sucanat
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, shopped coarse

Directions
1. Whisk sour cream and egg in a large bowl until blended, whisk in sugar, flour, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir in apples and put aside.
2. In a medium size bowl mix flour, sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter pieces until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in walnuts.
3. Place apple filling in the pie plate with a handful of crumb topping for each layer of apple filling. Sprinkle evenly over the top then press down lightly.
4. To bake, place in oven rack in center of oven at 400 degrees. Bake for 60 to 70 mins until topping is dark brown and apples are tender when pierced. (If topping browns too quickly during baking, cover pie with foil).
5. Cool on wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature with a scoop of ice cream. Makes 8 servings.

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