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Saturday, July 17, 2010

World's Best Old Fashioned Apple Pie with Spicy Streusel Topping

World's Best Old Fashioned Apple Pie with Spicy Streusel Topping

1 frozen 9 inch deep dish pie shell
6 apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup apricot jam.
1/2 cup yellow raisins
2 T. grated lemon, use fruit, juice and peel
1 T. melted butter
1 T. flour
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/4 t. ground cloves

Place pie shell on cookie sheet. In a bowl, toss together remaining ingredients until nicely mixed. Place apple mixture evenly into crust. Sprinkle Spicy Streusel Topping (recipe follows) over apples Bake at 350 for about 1 hour or until crust is cooked through and apples are tender. Allow to cool in pan.
When pie has cooled, drizzle top with Creamy Lemon Glaze (recipe follows) serves 8
Spicy Streusel Topping:
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/8 t. nutmeg
1/8 t. ground cloves
Cut butter into flour until mixture resembles coarse meal. Toss in the remaining ingredients until blended
Creamy Lemon Glaze:
1 T. sour cram
1 T. cream
1 t. lemon juice
Sifted powdered sugar
Stir together sour cream, cream and lemon juice. Add enough powdered sugar to make glaze a drizzling consistency.

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