Crunchy Pecan Apple Pie
This Crunchy Pecan Apple Pie Recipe is sure to be a favorite. As if an apple pie weren't enough, this easy apple recipes takes it to a whole new level by adding a crumble recipe on top. With a filling recipe that uses either honey crisp or granny smith apples, brown sugar and cinnamon, along with a crumble recipe that combines crushed pecans, ground almonds, butter and butter sugar. This simple apple desserts recipe idea tastes good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. This is just one of the recipes with granny smith apples that you will find on the "Grandmother's Kitchen" recipe site. On the site, you will find a wide variety of cake recipes, easy apple recipes, simple apple recipes, recipes with granny smith apples and so much more. On the recipe site, you will also find main dish recipes, side dish recipes, appetizer recipes, drink recipes and so much more.
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Makes (2) 9" Crusts (you will only need 1 crust for the recipe)
This is a printable recipe.
1 1.2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
4-5 tablespoons cold water
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup pecans
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
6 or 8 large Honey Crisp or Granny Smith apples,
peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Vanilla ice cream *Optional
Measure the flour into a mixing bowl and mix in the salt, add in the butter.
With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in until you have it the consistency of coarse meal.
One spoonful at a time, sprinkle with the cold water.
Mix lightly with a fork until the dough clings together and cleans easily from the bowl.
Separate into two evenly sized flattened balls and chill until you are ready to use.
To Roll Pastry:
Use a lightly floured surface or a pastry cloth and lightly floured rolling pin.
Roll each of the flattened balls.
If you only require one for the recipe, then just do one and you can freeze ( in freezer bag or plastic wrap) the other until you need it.
If doing a pie that requires a top, roll one crust slightly larger and use it for the bottom crust.
Roll out the crust so it is about 1" larger than the plate you are putting it in.
To Line The Plate:
Roll the pastry over your rolling pin and transfer it to the pie plate.
Unroll it and ease into place, being careful not to stretch the pastry.
Trim off any extra pastry.
Preheat oven to 375˚F
Prepare the Crumble:
Chop the walnuts and pecans into a medium-fine texture.
Add the spices and brown sugar to the nuts and stir together.
Add the butter cubes and stir together, then using your fingertips rub the butter into the nut mixture and make a pea type consistency.
Sprinkle the topping evenly over the pie filling before baking.
Preheat oven to 375F.
In a large bowl, toss the apple slices with the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon.
Add the apple mixture to the unbaked crust.
Place on the middle rack of oven.
Bake for 20 minutes, and then open the oven, take out your pie and evenly sprinkle on the crumble.
Bake for another 25 minutes, until the crust is golden and the juices are bubbling.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
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Nutrition Facts for: Crunchy Pecan Apple Pie from Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: All purpose flour, salt, butter, water, apples, brown sugar, cinnamon.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings * Per Serving: Calories 579, Calories from Fat 317, Total Fat 35.2g 54%, Saturated Fat 21.9g 110%, Cholesterol 92mg 31%, Sodium 685mg 29%, Potassium 259mg 7%, Carbohydrates 64.4g 21%, Dietary Fiber 5.5g 22%, Sugars 28.0g, Protein 5.0g, Vitamin A 21% · Vitamin C 22%, Calcium 3%, Iron 15%
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