Apple Crumb Pie Recipe. Stone Fruit Variations

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adapted from Levana Cooks, using Vanilla Bean Levana Nourishments

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Apple Crumb Pie, the all-time American favorite!

And as easy to make as the proverbial…. apple crumb pie! One of my favorite comfort foods.

No crust here, but loads of crunchy topping.

All Gluten-Free Friends:

T is a snap to make the gluten-free way too, so go for it.

Berry Crumb Pie or Stone Fruit Crumb Pie: stone fruit and berries are plentiful (or if you want to use frozen anytime, my great favorite), scroll down to the bottom to find instructions.

If you get ambitious, make 6-8 individual pies in 3-4 inch ramekins, it will add a little prep work, but will be beautiful.

Although I recommend serving apple crumb pie warm, room temperature will work too.

Ingredients

Fruit mixture:

  • 6 large granny smith apples, peeled and diced small (about 8 cups)
  • 2 pouches Levana Nourishments Vanilla Bean
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (health food stores), or 1/3 cup stevia or truvia
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons brandy or rum

Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup flour, any kind including Gluten-Free
  • 2/3 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar, or 1/2 cup Stevia or truvia

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 35oF.

Mix the fruit mixture ingredients gently and without squeezing, so as not to extract moisture, and pour into a greased 12-inch pie pan, or 11x14 inch baking pan. Mix the topping ingredients lightly with your fingers until you get a mealy texture. Sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over the apple mixture, using it all up. Bake for about 45 minutes, or a little longer, until the top is bubbly and golden. Best served warm (room temperature OK too), alone or with vanilla ice cream or sorbet.

Variation: Blueberry or Stone-Fruit Crumb Pie

Use 8 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, cranberries (cranberries are tart, so add a little more sugar) or pitted cherries, diced plums, peaches etc... These fruit releasing more moisture than apples, simply follow the recipe, increasing the arrowroot to 1/2 cup. In this case, replace the cinnamon with ground ginger or cardamom, either of which will be a great spice match. Replace the rum with creme de cassis.

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