Family Favorites...Amish Apple Pie


I had four Honey Crisp apples to use up and thought I would try this apple pie recipe. 
The introduction said it was the best apple pie around. Well, I don’t know that I would go that far, but I must say that is is quite good. It is a different tasting pie with the egg and cream filling over the apples and quite rich so that small slices are better. 
  We sampled it while it was still warm and that was because it smelt so good that no one wanted to wait any longer to taste it. 
  I will use this recipe again as it doesn’t call for as many apples as the one I normally use.  I did put it in a deep dish 10 inch pie shell and that worked well. It would be full to the brim in a regular 10 inch.
   Do wait the 20 minutes of baking time to put the topping on. It would sink into the pie otherwise.
Amish  Apple Pie
Streusel
⅓ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Speck of salt
½ cup (1 stick) butter
½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts optional
Filling
4 large apples, McIntosh, Granny Smith or other baking apple (4 cups)
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 egg
1 cup heavy (whipping) cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
  In a food processor bowl, mix the first 6 streusel ingredients. Add the butter and process until crumbly; don’t over process. Add the nuts and set aside.
  Preheat oven to 350°F. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples; there should be 4 cups. Place the apples in the pie shell. In a small bowl, mix the sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Beat the egg in a medium bowl, and add the cream and vanilla. Add the sugar mixture to the egg mixture and blend. Pour over the apples. Bake for 1 hour. Baking 20 minutes, and then sprinkle the streusel over the top and continue baking approximately 40 minutes longer, or until the top puffs and is golden brown.
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8 comments:

  1. I almost always serve my apple pie with a scoop or two of ice cream. I guess you wouldn't need to add anything to THIS pie. Oh, those Amish ladies can cook up a storm!

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  2. No ice cream needed. Yes, this is one of my favorite cookbooks, they are great cooks.

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  3. Sounds DELICIOUS! Will definitely be trying it! We love nuts in most everything too!

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  4. Okay, a funny Yoder family story. The Yoders, of course, were Old Order Amish several generations back. One day we were on our way to Ames for a family gathering, and stopped at the Lamoni
    gateway to use the restroom, get a drink and to pick up treats for the family. An Amish lady was selling "apple pies" out in front, and we bought some from her for the family gathering.
    The next morning, they were served for breakfast, along with other delights. The senior Mr. Yoder, my father in law, bit into his slice and we asked how it was. His answer? "It would be a great apple pie if there were any apples in it!". We all laughed, but it was true... it appeared to be only apple pie filling that you would buy at the grocery! We still laugh about it.

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  5. Oh, my, that is funny Mary Ann. I don't believe that I have ever used or tasted that filling. The cherry one is bad enough.

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  6. Hi Nadine, I sure hope you will like this. If you like apple pie this is a good one.

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  7. The streusel topping is what really sold me. I'm an apple pie gal through and through. The cream and egg is certainly different from what I'm used to. I'll be trying this soon. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Hi Angie, Yes the cream and egg is different. We enjoyed it though. Be sure to wait the 20 minutes before you put the streusel on so it doesn't sink into the pie. I am a big fan of streusel which is what got me to try this recipe.

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