Aunt Cindy’s Apple Pie

Ever since I was little, my Aunt Cindy and Uncle Frank would have a party.  My family would get there a little early and my sister and I would help make the apple cobbler with my Aunt Cindy.  I would always look forward to this day every year.

This year for Thanksgiving I decided to make it by myself for my family!  Instead of making an apple cobbler, I decided to convert it into an apple pie simply by adding a store bought crust to the bottom.

This apple cobbler recipe feeds as many as 20 people.  I didn’t want that much deliciousness in my house, so I cut the recipe in half, which gave me just enough left overs to have the next morning!


Aunt Cindy's apple pie

Before this went into the oven.  The crumble topping gives the pie a nice crunch!


**NOTE If you are hand peeling and cutting the apples (Like I did) Make sure to cut a lemon in half and squeeze the lemon juice onto the apple slices so the don’t turn brown!


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Aunt Cindy's Apple Pie
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • 4 lb (after peeling/corning) Granny Smith apples (about 17 small-sliced into 8 wedges or about 12 large, sliced into 16 wedges)
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1½ cups oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 sticks chilled unsalted butter
  • Store bought Pie Crust
  1. For the filling, mix sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg together and pour over apples. Let apples sit about 30 minutes while you make the topping. Note: Ok to make the topping the night before.
  2. For the topping, mix dry ingredients together. Cut the butter in pieces and use fingers to blend into the dry mixture. You can also use a pastry cutter.
  3. Pour apples into 5quart baker. Pour topping over apples and bake.
  4. Convection oven- Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Check after about 20 minutes. May need to cover with foil to prevent burning
  5. Regular oven- Bake at 350 for about 60 minutes. Check after about 30 minutes.
If you're making this more like an apple pie instead of a cobbler, be sure it cut the apples into thinner pieces than you would if you were making an apple cobbler.


Aunt Cindy's Apple pie

The finished product! Both the crust and the topping are a nice golden brown.


I hope you enjoy making this as much as I did! Your family is sure to be impressed!


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