Apple season has certainly begun and the apple recipes have officially started!!! We are going to Graves Mountain tomorrow for their annual apple festival and we'll be bringing back a huge box of apples. I can picture myself already making tons of apple pies and cakes! I'm sure within the next two weeks I'll be all "apple'd out!" Graves Mountain has such a nice festival with music, crafters, hayrides and a huge hay mountain for kids to climb up and jump down from. They also have a lodge and restaurant. Sunday's lunch/dinner is always fried chicken, mashed potatoes and of course an apple dessert! Their meals are served family style so you sit at a huge table with quite a few other people and get to know one another. My husband really enjoys meeting and talking with people at our table. Me, not so much. This atmosphere, while friendly, to me, feels forced. Maybe it's just me but that's how I feel. But the food is delicious! All home cooked.
I came across this recipe on Allrecipes. I must have been saving it for about 2 years. This was in my "to try" folder with about 100 other ones, just waiting to be looked at again! This is a very different take on the traditional apple pie. It has no bottom crust, just a crust on the top. Lots of cinnamon in the crust! I also added some apple pie spice to the apples since some of the reviews of the pie had stated it was a bit bland inside. This addition definitely worked since it didn't lack in flavor at all. Very delicious warm and perfect with vanilla ice cream on top. And of course, easy as pie to make!!
One thing - do not make this in a deep dish pie plate. I did that and had to make 2 batches of topping. It probably works better in just a 9 in pie plate.
1 1/2 pounds Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 tablespoon sugar - I also added a liberal sprinkling of apple pie spice
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Toss apples with 1 tablespoon sugar and pour them into a pie plate. Thoroughly mix together 1 cup of sugar with flour, cinnamon, butter and egg. Spread this evenly over the top of the pie.
Bake in preheated oven until the apples have cooked and the topping is golden brown, about 40 to 45 minutes. (Mine took about 1 hour).