Satisfied 4th of July!!
And this year, I’m celebrating the most spirited holiday with STREUSEL CRUMBLES. Although apple pie is my favored dessert, crumble toppings are my favorite.
Of everything. Ever.
Apple pie is aware of no seasons and that is specifically why I don’t wait around for Fall each yr to appreciate it. I wished to share one thing a minor diverse that nonetheless embodies every little thing I love about conventional apple pie. Today’s apple crumble pie:
Has a buttery, flaky crust.
Has a wealthy apple filling that’s juicy, compact, sweet, and cinnamon-spiced.
Is topped with a brown-sugary, buttery, toasty walnut crumble.
Is the perfect spot for vanilla ice cream.
Is the purpose of life.
Preparing it? Nicely, that’s a piece of cake pie. Hahahaha.
Start with my go-to pie crust, which you now know how to master. Pie crust recipe, step-by-stage pictures, and suggestions! The apple filling is nothing at all out of the ordinary. Very, really simple. Fresh lemon juice, apples, flour, spices, and sugar. For a far more complicated, interesting flavor– I suggest employing a assortment of apples. I always use a sweeter apple like Fuji, Pink Lady, or Honeycrisp and a tart assortment like Granny Smith.
My #1 tip? Make certain your apple slices are around the exact same thickness. You don’t want some super thick apples (that won’t really cook) and some super thin apples (that will turn into mushy). Aim for around 1/four-inch thickness.
The crumble topping is a bunch of ordinary elements like brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter that, when mixed, make one thing extraordinary. The total genuinely is better than the sum of its components.
And now apparently, philosophy as well.
The crumble topping compliments the apple filling properly. What truly can make it stand out are all of the toasty walnuts. I’ve been using Diamond of California walnuts because I was tiny. It’s all my mom stored in the pantry to throw into her oatmeal raisin walnut cookies. Although I much preferred chocolate chips in my oatmeal cookies when I was ten, I’m all about nuts in desserts now. And you’ll Really like what the toasted walnuts* add to this pie.
*They toast as the pie bakes!
I do not skimp on the crumble topping. This is significant.
The more buttery, crisp, sweet topping = the a lot more you have to appreciate with melty vanilla ice cream. And THIS is why it’s my preferred dessert.