Tasty Thursday

In keeping with fall flavors, this week's Tasty Thursday recipe comes from New West Cuisine: Fresh Recipes from the Rocky Mountains by Chase Reynolds Ewald and Amy Jo Sheppard. Enjoy!

Park Cafe's Classic Apple Pie
2 1/4 pounds Golden Delicious apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup sugar (can substitute brown sugar)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Prepared pie crust, uncooked
1/4 cup butter, chilled
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Gently toss apple slices with sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Place apples into the prepared crust.

Mix butter, brown sugar, and flour and crumble with a pastry cutter or hands to get mixture into small bits. Spread over the apples carefully. Lightly press topping into apples.

Bake according to the following instructions:
"The important thing [for this pie] is in the baking. I hate undercooked apples and too many apple pies have undercooked apples.  I bake the pie for 2 hours at 350ish with a large stainless steel bowl over the top not touching the pie. For the last 10 minutes I take off the bowl, turn up the heat a bit, and let the crumble topping brown."
—The Pie Lady, Kathryn Hiestand

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