Pella Chronicle

February 20, 2013

Old Fashioned Apple Pie


The Chronicle

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Ingredients

1 deep dish pie crust, baked (to save time, use frozen pie crust)
1/2 c walnuts, chopped
1/2 c plain flour
1/2 c light brown sugar, packed
4 Tbsp melted margarine
1 egg, white only
1/4 c sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp cinnamon
3 lb gala apples
1 Tbsp lemon juice


 
 

Directions

1
Prick bottom and sides of crust with fork. Bake at 375 degrees 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Immediately brush bottom and sides of hot crust with light coating of egg white. Reset oven to 425 degrees.
2
While crust is baking - Mix pecans, flour, and brown sugar in bowl. Work in butter with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
3
Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Toss in apples and lemon juice. Cover with waxed paper and microwave on High 12 minutes, stirring halfway through. Spoon filling into crust. Sprinkle pecan topping over filling.

Bake pie 10 to 12 minutes or until topping is golden. Cool on wire rack.