Mom-In-Law’s Dutch Apple Crumb Pie

Messy to make, and totally not low carb –  but so totally worth it! Delicious!

Ingredients:
One unbaked 9-inch pie crust (I use the refrigerated Pillsbury pre-made crust)

Filling:
3 or 4 large baking apples, peeled and sliced (I use 7-8 McIntosh or Cortland apples)
½ cup sugar
2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg

Topping:
½ cup sugar
½ cup flour
½ cup butter, softened (margarine can be used, if you wish)
½ cup chopped pecans

Instructions
Heat Oven to 350 degrees. Place half of the apples in unbaked pie crust. Mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg and sprinkle half of this mix over apples. Place rest of apples in pie crust and finish with other half of the dry filling mix.

For topping, blend sugar, flour and butter until crumbly, and then stir in chopped pecans. Spread over filling (this is difficult to spread; I usually make small patties in my hands and piece these patties together over the top of the apples until they are covered).

Bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until brown (after 45 minutes, I usually cover the crust around the pie plate rim with foil or a foil pie crust shield to keep the edges from getting overdone).

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