I definitely thought I could make dinner and pie within an hour but ehh I was off by like 30 minutes... not a huge deal. Major success I say lol
I peeled the apples and mixed them with all the spices and butter. Then I made the crust in the food processor (I always make my pie crust in the food processor works great). Lastly I made the little brown sugar oat topping... it was actually hot when I put it on the pie.
I let the apples cool for a bit because I didn't want my pie crust to be soggy (it wasnt!).
And here we are! Lol yes that escalated quickly but I wasn't exactly planning to do this as a blog post it just came out so delicious that I thought I would keep it up here on the blog!
So I do love hearts...
As I mentioned I was running low on time and I had already decided I was going to make a blended topping I just wasn't sure how I was going to about it yet.
After making the crust... which I rushed and it didn't go as well as planned and I had dough left over... aside from the dough I already set aside to make the top...
So I decided to just roll that dough out and that's where the hearts came from.
It wasn't the prettiest topping ever buuuuuut it wasn't ugly either... because hearts...
5 Granny Smith Apples
1/3 C Water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 TBSP butter
Peel apples. Cut apples into slices.
Melt butter in a sauce pan. Add water, cinnamon & nutmeg. Stir. Add apples.
Combine and cook on low for a few minutes (depending on how soft you want your apples)
1 C cold butter
3 C Flour
1/3-1/2 C Cold Water
1 TBSP Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
(I use salted butter so I omit this)
Combine flour and sugar. Cut butter into cubes. Mix butter into flour until you get small peas.
(I actually use my food processor... works every time) Add water until dough comes together.
This is enough for the bottom and top of a regular pie. I only needed to use half. You can freeze any extra pie crust for later. Make quiches or pot pies or more fruit pie!
Pie Crust cut in hearts
1 C Old Fashioned Oats
3 TBSP melted butter
2 TBSP Brown Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Combine oats, melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
If it's too dry just add more butter.. but it shouldn't be watery or anything it should mostly just seem like coated oats. Cover the top the of pie (notice I didn't cover it completely just randomly-you may need to double if you want full coverage...
Then add whatever crust shapes or whatever dough pieces you want.
Spray a nonstick I think I used 9'' round pie dish.
Add the crust.
Add the apples.
Top with the crust pieces and toppings.
Bake at 375 for like 30-35 minutes.
Egg wash is optional I did not end up using an egg wash.
Yeah it's a mess... but it was delicious and I love it all the same!
The ingredients were spot on so with a little time it could be a much more beautiful pie.
Thanks for stopping by!