Walnut & Spicy Apple Pie

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Crumb Crust/Topping
1c. hulled-cracked walnuts
2c. all-purpose flour
1/2c. sugar
3/4 c. chilled butter, cut into small pieces

Preheat the oven to 350F. To prepare crumb crust, spread nuts in a medium baking pan. Roast the nuts,stirring occasionally, until toasted, about 10 minutes. Remove nuts from the oven and allow to cool. Increase the oven temperature to 450F. In a food processor, process the nuts until finely ground. In a large bowl, mix together the nuts, flour, and sugar. Cut the butter into the flour mixture until coarse crumbs form. Using fingers, evenly press half of the crumb crust mixture into the bottom and sides of an 8-or 9-inch pie dish.
2 Tbsp. flour
5-7 tart apples(chopped)
3/4 to 1 c. sugar
Dash Salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2 Tbsp. butter

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring continually until butter is melted and a semi-thick gel has formed. Be careful not to burn or scorch. Turn heat down if apples or gel start to stick. Pour the mixture into prepared crust and bake 50 minutes at 450F. If apples are not tart, add 1 Tbsp. Lemon juice.

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