Country Apple Crumble Pie


   ~Country Apple Crumble Pie~

Apple Crumble.... Caramel, Cinnamon, cheese, oh ya! That sounds like my kinda pie! And I'm gonna tell you just how to make it! It's as easy as pie! 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Crust:
1 1/3 cups flour 
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening 
3 T. water 
In a bowl add the flour and salt. Cut in shortening. Add in water a tablespoon at a time. You can roll out the crust and then place it in your pie pan, but I find it must easier and less messy to just poor all the dough into the pie pan, work it into a ball, then spread it out with my hands and form it to the pie pan, making the edges pretty. This way you don't have to clean all the flour and mess off the counter.

Prepare the apples:
4 apples, washed and peeled
Configure all the apples into the prepared pie crust. Make 1 layer thick. Sprinkle them with cinnamon.  If there are extra apples you can put them in a zip lock bag, put a tsp of lemon juice over them and put them in the freezer for the next pie. 

Caramel Filling:
1 cup Pure Cane Sugar
1 T. butter
1/2 cup water
Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan on low heat until the sugar is melted and the mixture begins to thicken. You may need to add a little more sugar if the mixture is too runny. Set aside to cool for a couple minutes.

Crumble:
Handful of flour (probably a 1/4 cup)
2 T. butter
1 tsp cinnamon 
1/2 tsp salt
Mix flour, cinnamon and salt. Cut in butter. Mix well. Add in more butter and stir till there's no more loose flour and it starts to make clumps. You may need to work it with your hands. Set aside.

Top:
Mozzarella or Cheddar Cheese

Now poor the Caramel filling over the apples. Sprinkle on the crumble mix. Then sprinkle the top with Mozzarella or Cheddar Cheese. Put in the oven for 45 minutes.
Place apples into prepared crust and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Put sugar, butter and water in a sauce pan and cook till melted and it begins to thicken. Stir consistently. 
Poor the filling over the apples.
Mix flour, butter, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Add more butter and stir till there's no more loose flour and it starts to make clumps. Set aside.
Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the apples.

Sprinkle on the shredded cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!



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