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Old 11-25-2010, 10:35 AM   #1
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Problem With Apple Crumb Pie

My apple crumb pie has no crumb topping. The topping just melted into the pie. What now ??

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Old 11-25-2010, 11:12 AM   #2
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You can toast a mixture of oatmeal, butter, brown sugar and flour for a few minutes and just toss it on top of the pie for texture. Honestly though, I bet your pie will taste amazing even if it doesn't LOOK perfect.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:44 PM   #3
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sounds like to much butter but i bet it tastes good.
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:15 AM   #4
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Let's call it what it really is:
Dutch Apple Pie


Ingredients:
1 9" pie crust
2 lbs. apples (granny smith is the most popular)
4 Tablespoons lemon juice


Streusel Topping:
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1-1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. Core, peel and slice apples. Place apples and lemon juice in a bowl, mix well.
3. Mix brown sugar, white sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
4. Cut in butter with pastry blender or mix with finger tips, then add chopped walnuts.
5. Add half the streusel topping mixture to the apples and mix to coat.
6. Pour apple mixture into crust, then evenly sprinkle the rest of the streusel crumbs on top.
7. Put foil around edge of crust. Bake at 375 F. for 40 minutes.
8. Remove foil and bake an additional 10-20 minutes, until pie is bubbly and topping is golden brown.
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:28 PM   #5
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did you forget the flour???

a typical ratio would be - 1 part butter: 2 parts sugar: 2 parts flour

although you can definitely go heavier on the flour and either lighter or heavier on the sugar as you prefer. there is also usually some cinnamon and or other pie spices involved.

substituting rolled oats for part of the flour is also pretty popular.

and an acceptable sneaky shortcut would be to just throw some granola on top of your filling and call it good enough
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