Oma's French Apple Pie
This is my Oma's (grandma's) recipe for apple pie with a streusel topping. It is common at family gatherings. It is so simple but so good.
Yield: 8 Ready in 3 hours
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|1.5 cupsflour; Pie Crust ingredients start here|
|0.75 cupbutter-flavored Crisco|
|6 Pippin or Granny Smith apples; peeled, cored, and|
|0.25 cupsugar; optional for pre-draining the apples|
|0.333333333333333 cupsugar; Streusel Topping ingredients start here|
Oma's French Apple Pie Preparation
1) Mix 1.5 cups flour, dash salt, and 3/4 cup Crisco together with a pastry cutter.
2) Add 6 tbsp milk and mix until it comes together.
3) Form a ball, cover in plastic wrap, store in fridge while you get the pie filling ready
1) (optional) Toss slices of apples together with 1/4 cup of sugar and let sit for 2 hours in a colander over a bowl to collect the juices. This step will reduce shrinkage of the pie during cooking since you're removing some of the water ahead of time.
2) Mix apples, 3/4 cup sugar, 3 tbsp flour, 1/4 tsp cinnamon together and toss well.
3) Roll out the pie crust into a pie plate
4) Pile apples into crust to form a mound
1) Mix 1/3 cup, 3/4 cup flour, and tsp cinnamon together in a bowl.
2) Cut 6 tbsp butter into small cubes and work with fingers, pinching until the dough is crumbly and uneven.
3) Sprinkle over the pie
1) Put pie on baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 1 hour. If the struesel bits start to burn before it's done baking, lightly cover with aluminum foil for the remainder of cooking.
2) Allow to cool completely to let pie set (to avoid juices leaking out). Or just eat it warm and deal with the juices leaking out. I suggest you deal with it by eating the pie for breakfast the next morning.
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