A delicious pie alternative!
I love pies, especially apple pie. The downside is, I’m pretty picky about my pie crust. I love homemade, but get frustrated if it isn’t just right. I happen to also love crisps, crumbles, strudels, basically anything combining sugar and butter. So, why not combine the two?
In the perfect marriage of the above mentioned crisps, crumbles, and strudels I introduce: the Apple Dessert!
(I seriously tried to think of a different name, but we’ve been calling it “Apple Dessert” for years now and that would be like renaming a 2-year-old child!)
As with most of my recipes, I whipped out my good old Betty Crocker cookbook and combined the apple pie filling with the french apple pie minus the pie crust and voila! Our favorite dessert was born.
Here’s how to make it:
First, make the apple pie filling. I usually premake apple pie filling and keep it the freezer so I can make this dessert super quick.
Next, combine flour, sugar and butter.
Mix that up until the butter is in fine crumbles.
The next part is where sometimes it stinks to make up your own recipes. I can’t decide if I like to cook it in an 8×8 or 9×13 pan best. I have tried both. If you are wanting thicker servings with more crumble per serving, 8×8 is the way to go. If you cook it in a 9×13, make sure to reduce the cooking time so it doesn’t burn!
So, spread the thawed apple dessert in the bottom of your pan, and sprinkle the crumb topping all over the top.
Bake in the oven at 425 for 40 minutes (or less if you are cooking it in a 9×13 pan. 25 minutes usually works great)
Serve it nice and warm out of the oven!
What apple desserts do you enjoy?
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ¼ cup flour
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 8 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples
- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup firm stick butter
- Make apple pie filling:
- Mix sugar. flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg together. Stir in apples and place in the bottom of an 8x8 pan.
- Make crumb topping:
- Mix together flour, brown sugar and butter until crumbly.
- Sprinkle crumb topping over apple pie filling.
- Bake at 425 for 40 mins