this weekend rinne's family space;
, hosted a little party in celebration of georgia's apple crop. it was fun to see all the families gather and participate in the apple sauce making demo and pie baking contest.
early saturday morning i woke up and made my pie from the apples that we picked up in the georgia mountains. i decided to make an apple crumble pie which have always been my favorite.
click below for recipe
recipe for an olive oil and brown sugar crust. this makes enough crust for a traditional apple pie or 2 crumble pie.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
5 tablespoons olive oil
For the crust, combine flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Add the olive oil 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing with a fork until the flour resembles coarse meal. Add the ice water 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing with a fork, until the mixture begins to hold together. Form lightly into a ball with your hands and wrap in plastic wrap or wax paper. Let dough rest in the fridge at least 20 minutes.
Remove dough from fridge and divide into 2 balls. Roll out half the dough and fit it into a 9-inch pie pan, letting some dough hang over the edge. fold under and crimp the edges. place in fridge and let rest for 2o minutes
1 stick of butter,
3/4 cup regular oats, not the instant kind
3/4 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup AP flour
a sprinkling of cinnamon
a pinch of salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
in a food processor, make some oat flour by processing oats until they represent grits. transfer to a bowl. process the almonds the same but you want them to be a little more coarse. transfer to a bowl and mix the remaining ingredients with a fork. set aside.
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 Tbsp AP flour
a dash of cinnamon
a pinch of salt
peel and core the apples and cut in to half moon pieces. put in a bowl. add the rest of the ingredients and mix them up with your hands. pour the apple mixture into the pie shell and sprinkle the crumble topping.
place in oven on the middle rack with a cookie sheet underneath.
check back in 40 - 50 minutes to see if the crust appears to be done. serve it up alongside a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.