Crumb Apple Pie
6 granny smith or pippen apples
1 - 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 T. lemon juice
1 c. white sugar
1/4 c. flour
In a plastic bag, place sugar, cinnamon, and flour, mix well. Peel apples and slice thinly. Add apples to bag and mix thoroughly to coat all apples. Spoon apples into 1-9 inch uncooked pie crust. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
Add to plastic bag; mix together to make a crumbly mixture:
1. C. flour
1/2 C. softened butter
1/2 C. brown sugar
Place pie in a brown grocery bag. Cut slits in bag to allow steam to escape. Seal bag tightly. Put pie on cookie sheet. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 1/2 hours. Do not peek!
OR: Put pie in 9 inch uncooked crust. Top with uncooked crust and bake in 425 degree oven for 15 minutes, then lower the temperature to 350 degrees and bake for an additional hour.
1 1/4 cups King Arthur Perfect Pantry Blend or All-purpose flour
heaping 1/4 Tsp salt
3 TBS vegetable shortening
1/4 cup (4 TBS) cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
4-5 TBS ice water (or Vodka .. it doesn't freeze so it's even colder)