Friday, September 25, 2009

Grated Apple Pie with Streusel Topping

Grated Apple Pie in tray 1

The apple recipes continue.

Grated Apple Pie. Yes you read that right. Grated. When I first saw this recipe I thought, how strange to grate the apples for pie, but as I read it and thought more about it, it made sense. Grated apples would cook quicker and probably be almost strudel-like. Strudel yummmm, that word alone makes my mouth water, so I thought, oh yeah, I must make this pie, and I did.

I made this Wednesday night. Yesterday my friend Tati and I had gone shopping all morning. We were both in need of some retail therapy. After we unloaded all the bags, we dug into this baby. I'm always hesitant when I'm trying a new recipe. I've had some failures over the years but this one didn't disappoint.

Tati thought it was better than my apple pie
or my apple pan tart (which is my personal fave). Pie for lunch.

It was great.

Grated Apple Pie in tray

Thanks to my foodie friend Kathy for this recipe. She's the one who found it and passed it on to me and am I ever glad that she did. This really was like a strudel pie. When I first took it out of the oven I thought oh no, it's going to be goopy and mushy, cause it looked a bit wobbly, but once it cooled, it was perfect

Grated Apple Pie with Streusel Topping
Printable recipe
1- 10 inch unbaked pie shell
(you know me - little red box never lets me down)
6 medium apples, firm and crisp
½ cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons unsifted, all purpose flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Streusel Topping

½ cup unsifted, all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature

Peel, core and coarsely grate the apples with a box grater. Mix the apples with the granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons of flour & lemon juice. Set aside.

To make the streusel topping: Combine the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Press out any lumps with your hands. Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly.

I just used my hands to crumble it.

Grated Apple Pie slice

Spoon the apples into an unbaked pie shell and top with the streusel topping.

Bake at 400 for 10 minutes and lower the oven to 375 and bake for 25 to 30 minutes longer, or until the filling is bubbly and topping is browned.

Notes: The original recipe called for unpeeled apples. I peeled mine. If you think your apple skins are on the thinner side you could leave the peel on.

You don’t need to core or quarter the apples either. After I peeled mine I grated them whole on the box grater. I just grated each side till I reached the core, turned and repeated until the whole apple was grated. It was easy.

Just watch your knuckles!

Grated Apple Pie - cores


Rocquie said...

I just joined your list of followers. I've visited your blog before, enjoyed it, but always manage to "forget" about it. Now I won't.

This weekend I plan to make First Lady Michelle Obama's Apple Cobbler which you posted back in July. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Never ever thought about grating the apples? Your photos look delicious!

I unfortunately am a grater of knuckles.

How is it that you even make apple cores look beautiful?

Sprouted Kitchen said...

love that last pic, so creative and real!

Vanessa said...

That is a wonderful idea!! I for one dont like crunchy apples in my apple pie so this is perfect!!

test it comm said...

That pie looks so good! I like the sound of using grated apples in a pie.

Rebekah said...

Is there suppose to be cinnamon and salt in the filling? The directions say to add it, but there isn't an amount listed in the ingredients.

I made this today--we haven't eaten it yet, but it smells amazing!

The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

Rebekah - Oops! Sorry. Good catch! I fixed it. It should have been added to the topping. No worried tho, yours should be fine!

Melynda@Scratch Made Food! said...

This looks great, a must make!

Vanessa said...

Hey there Lisa! I just nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award on my blog :D I hope you had a great weekend! XXOO ~Vanessa :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! I am going to put a link to your blog in my favs! Your recipes are amazing!

southside said...

I recently made this for my coworkers and they loved it!