So in honor of Memorial Day (because what's more American than Apple Pie) here is without further adieu, Apple Pie with Dutch Crumb Topping- I would love to site a source for this recipe but it is unknown.
Apple Pie Filling
4-5 Granny Smith Apples
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
Dutch Crumb Topping
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup of Butter (softened)
1 Pie Crust (I used frozen prepared crust because like I said I'm keeping it simple)
Preheat Oven to 450 degrees.
Peel, core and pare apples. Placing the already sliced apples in ice water while cutting up the remaining apples keeps them fresher.
Mix 1/2 Cup Sugar and 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon in a small dish.
Drain apples and place in pie crust. Sprinkle sugar cinnamon mixture over the apples.The apples cook down significantly so I pile them in there, if you want a less full pie just use less apples.
Mix remaining 3/4 Cup Sugar and 1 Cup Flour in large bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender (or in lieu of a pastry blender you can use a fork just make sure your butter is very soft).
Cover pie with crumb topping.
Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and cook an additional 40 minutes. I check it at about 20 minutes in to see if the crust edges are browning too much. If they are (and they always seem to be) I use aluminum foil to prevent further browning.
Hope you all have an amazing Memorial Day!
"Land of the free because of the brave"