Crumb-Topped Sour Cream Apple Pie

Crumb-Topped Sour Cream Apple Pie

Pastry for 9-inch single-crust pie

2 T. unbleached flour

1/2 C. sugar, or more to taste

1/4 t. freshly grated nutmeg

1/8 t. salt

1 large egg

1 C. sour cream

1 t. vanilla extract

6 large tart, crisp apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1/8 inch thick

Crumb topping (see recipe)

Prepare favorite piecrust and refrigerate.

Preheat oven to 400°F. with rack in lower third of oven.

In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, nutmeg and salt. Add egg, sour cream and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Add apples and toss until apples are well coated. If apples are too tart, add a little extra sugar.

Spoon apple mixture into pie shell. Place on baking sheet with sides to catch any juices that overflow.

Bake in preheated oven in lower third of oven 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and cover pie loosely with aluminum foil (do not let foil touch apples). Continue to bake about 40 minutes until an apple pierced with a knife is tender.

While pie bakes, prepare crumb topping.

Remove foil from pie. Sprinkle topping over pie. Return to oven to bake 10 to 15 minutes, until top is golden.

Makes 8 servings.

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