Yesterday (3/14/15) was Pi Day. As in the math number 3.1415926… We won’t see that date again for another 100 years, so my daughters and I decided to celebrate the day by making a pie. Of course, any excuse to make and eat a pie, we’ll take it! 🙂 My daughters chose to make a dutch apple pie. It turned out delicious! Here is our recipe:
- 2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- ¾ cup butter, melted
- ½ cup quick-cooking oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 ¼ cups water
- 3 cups apples, peeled, cored, and cut into bite-sized pieces (I use Empire apples)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Combine flour, brown sugar, 1/3 cup white sugar, butter, and oats in a large bowl. Set aside 1 cup of mixture for topping.
- Add cinnamon to the topping mixture.
- Press the remaining mixture into an ungreased 9-in pie plate; set aside.
- Combine 2/3 cup sugar, cornstarch, and water in a saucepan until smooth; bring to a boil.
- Cook and stir for 1 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.
- Stir in apples and vanilla.
- Pour filling into crust.
- Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over the apple filling.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.