Homemade pie filling and a crunchy topping make this Apple Crisp Pie a delicious fall dessert. Add this pie to your Thanksgiving day dessert plans.
Do you have certain pet peeves that only bother you at certain times? I have one that the only time I think about it is when I’m driving into a store parking lot. Lately every time I have been at any store, there are people walking in the parking lot.
Now, I realize that sounds a little strange. People in the parking lot…walking. Yes, I know they have to get out of their cars and walk to the store doors. But do they have to walk down the middle of the aisles as I’m trying to drive down it to find an open parking space?
It drives me bonkers that people think they own the parking lot and will meander slowly down the middle of the aisle as a car is right behind them. Maybe it’s just me, but when a car comes up behind me, I get over and let them pass. Ok, rant over!
Another small pet peeve that I have is that pie seems to get the shaft most of the year. Everyone breaks out their pie plates in the fall. I get it because I’m guilty of the same thing. Pie just isn’t one of those desserts that I make very often. That needs to change for sure!
A few years ago I came up with my own recipe for homemade apple pie filling and made this cheesecake apple pie. That pie quickly became one of our favorite desserts. My husband absolutely loves anything apple, so he gets excited when I start all the apple baking.
I decided to make another apple pie but with a slight twist. Instead of adding a layer of cheesecake on the bottom, I added a double batch of crispy goodness to the top. Warm apple filling, crispy crunchy topping, and melty vanilla ice cream…you see where this is going, right?
We had good intentions of sharing this pie with friends. But it got forgotten because we were chatting outside around the campfire. Whoopsy! Hosting fail right there. I probably should have set the pie out with the rest of the food, instead of thinking I would do it later.
Do yourself a favor and make an apple crisp pie for your Thanksgiving dessert table. It will not last long. Guaranteed because we devoured one in no time at all!
Here are a few tips for making your pie:
- Make the apple pie filling the night before. It needs time to chill and thicken before putting it in the piecrust.
- Let the piecrust sit on the counter for about 15 minutes before trying to unroll it. I usually get impatient and try to do it too early. No biggie though. Just press the tears together, if needed.
- Don’t scrimp on the crisp topping. You may think it is too much, but trust me and use it all.
- Cover your crust with a pie shield, if you are worried your edges will get too dark.
- Serve the pie warm with lots of ice cream and caramel topping.
- Repeat steps 1-5.
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