I have so many apples from apple picking, even though I didn't really pick any. It's true, we drove to the orchard, walked around, then decided that the apples on the trees weren't so great, so we bought some from the orchard store instead.
One bag of apples makes a lot of pies.
When I was growing up my favorite pie was the Mrs. Smith's apple pie with sugar crumb topping. Oh man, I could eat the heck out of those pies.
One time, my sister bought a Mrs. Smith's pie, baked it, threw away the wrapper, and told her boyfriend she made it from scratch. He believed her.
Here's the real deal.
5-6 Granny Smith Apples
pie crust (for this recipe, since you only need pie crust for the bottom, you could buy a package at the store)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup brown sugar1/2 cup almonds (salted are fine)
1/4 cup flour
1 stick butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
1. Peel and core apples. Cut in half and then cut into thin slices.
2. Mix apples with brown sugar and lemon juice.
3. Arrange bottom crust in a pie pan. Then add apple slices. Pour any sugary juice that remains over apples.
4. Combine crumb topping mixture in a food processor. Pulse 4-5 times or until ingredients combine.Try not to over mix.You want the mixture to be crumbly, not fine.
6. Place in oven and bake for 40 minutes or until top is golden brown.