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the grant county beat article for 1.22.19

 Looking for a modern take on a classic apple pie recipe? Maintain an age-old tradition while enhancing the rich flavors of one of America’s favorite desserts.

When we think about warm, comforting desserts, a classic apple pie recipe is usually on our list. For many, the smell of an apple pie baking in the oven evokes nostalgia. Whether it’s the memory of visiting your grandmother’s house during the holidays or coming home after a long day of school to find your mom baking in the kitchen, apple pie has a way of bringing out our most valued emotions.

While apple pie is indeed a classic, it’s also evident that the way it’s made varies by culture, and even household. With so many variations of apple pie recipes, it’s hard to know which one is really the original.

However, it’s within in this realm of the unknown that we can start to have some fun. Do you think one recipe is too sweet? You can easily find a recipe that uses less sugar. Do you not like a certain combination of spices? You can quickly find a different mix to try out. The possibilities for tweaks and changes are endless.

This recipe for a Crumb-Topped Apple Pie is another example of how a classic can be made even better. Keep the tradition alive with this modern take on a classic and beloved dessert.

Ingredients:

Crust:
• 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
• ½ teaspoon salt
• ½ cup shortening
• ¼ cup cold water

Filling:
• 5 large tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced
• ⅔ cup sugar
• 5 teaspoons all-purpose flour
• 1 ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Topping:
• ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
• ½ cup sugar
• ¼ cup cold butter

This crumb-topped apple pie recipe offers a fun new spin on the cozy apple pie classic we all know and love. If you’re interested in baking this heartwarming twist on a tradition, find the instructions here! We hope you and your family enjoy time spent together baking and indulging in this sweet treat.