Homemade desserts can seem daunting, but we all know they're the best kind to serve for family and friends—especially when you can pair your creation with vanilla ice cream.
Lucky for you, Chef Andrea Anthony, owner of Lobster Roll aka Lunch in The Hamptons, has a delectable apple crumb pie recipe that will have your guests clamoring for seconds. She actually came up with this time-tested recipe for her Food Network show Eat, Bake and Drink with Andrea.
“This Apple Crisp is a great dessert to share with friends and family for Labor Day and is also a great kick-start into the holiday season,” Anthony says. “Make sure to serve warm with a generous scoop of your preferred ice cream. Pro tip: if topping starts to burn in the oven, place a loose sheet of tin foil to prevent it from burning.”
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The best part of this recipe is that you don’t need to go through the trouble of making an entire pie crust. It's all about the tart apple and layers of crumble. Plus, there's a bit of caramel drizzle to seal the deal.
This dessert is sure to please everyone in your family, from younger children to grandparents. Check out Anthony's full recipe below.
Andrea Anthony's Apple Crumb Pie Recipe
- 1 ⅓ cups of all-purpose flour
- ⅔ cup of dark brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 1 stick of unsalted butter softened
- 10 cups of peeled Granny Smith apples thinly sliced (Approx. 3 ¾ lbs.)
- ½ cup of turbinado sugar
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 cup of dark brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons of salted butter softened
- ¼ cup of whole milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- quart vanilla ice cream (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt until well blended.
- Add softened butter to dry mixture with fingertips and toss together until the mixture resembles small pebbles.
Apple Crumble Filling:
- In a large mixing bowl, combine apples, sugar, flour and cinnamon.
- Mix until apples are evenly coated.
- Pour apples into greased baking pan and spread evenly.
- Top with crumbs and bake for 1 hour until apples are soft, filling bubbles, and crumbs are golden brown.
- Cool to room temperature.
- Combine the brown sugar and flour together in a saucepan and mix well. Whisk in the butter and milk and bring to a gentle boil.
- Cook until thickened, about 1 to 2 minutes stirring constantly.
- Stir in vanilla extract.
- Allow mixture to cool to room temperature.
- Drizzle the warm caramel over the apple crisp.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Find more delicious recipes on Chef Anthony's website and visit Lobster Roll aka Lunch in The Hamptons.