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Oatmeal-Nut Crunch Apple Pie

Source: © EatingWell Magazine
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Active Time:  1 Hour
Total Time:  3 Hours 30 Minutes
  10 servings
This decadent pie is loaded with juicy apples and adorned with a streusel-lover’s crunchy topping. The pie is best served the day it’s made. If you’re short on time, look for a ready-made whole-wheat pie crust in the freezer section of the store.

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare and refrigerate the dough (Step 1) for up to 2 days. | Equipment: 9-inch pie pan
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
For Crust:
1 cup  all-purpose flour
1/2 cup  whole-wheat pastry flour
1/4 teaspoon  salt
4 tablespoons  cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 ounces  reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)
2 tablespoons  canola oil
3 tablespoons  ice water
For Filling:
3   medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced
3   medium McIntosh apples, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 cup  packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon  lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon  ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons  all-purpose flour
For Topping:
1/2 cup  whole-wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup  old-fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup  packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon  ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon  salt
2 tablespoons  cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons  frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/4 cup  coarsely chopped walnuts
Oatmeal-Nut Crunch Apple Pie Recipe at Cooking.com
DIRECTIONS
To prepare crust: Whisk 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Cut in 4 tablespoons butter and cream cheese using a pastry blender or a fork until the mixture is pebbly. Add oil; stir until evenly moistened. Sprinkle water over the mixture; toss with a fork to combine. Knead the dough in the bowl a few times. Gather into a ball, press into a disk and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 days.


Roll the dough into a 14-inch circle between 2 large pieces of parchment or wax paper. Peel off the top sheet and invert the dough into a 9-inch pie pan. Peel off the remaining paper. Press the dough firmly into the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Tuck the overhanging dough under, forming a double-thick edge. Crimp the edge with your fingers. Using a fork, prick the dough in several places. Refrigerate the crust for 15 minutes.


Position a rack in the lower third of the oven; preheat to 375°F. Bake the crust for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool, about 30 minutes.


To prepare filling: Combine apples, 1/2 cup brown sugar, lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a large bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour over the apples and toss again; mound the filling into the cooled crust. Coat the crust edges with cooking spray, return the pie to the oven and bake for 30 minutes.


Meanwhile, prepare topping: Combine 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour, oats, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter with a pastry blender or a fork until evenly distributed. Stir in orange juice concentrate and nuts.


After the pie has baked for 30 minutes, remove it from the oven and scatter the topping over the apples. Return it to the oven (covering the edges of the crust with foil if they’re browning too quickly) and bake until the topping is golden and the juices are bubbling around the edges, 20 minutes more. Cool for at least 1 hour before serving.


Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 10/01/2009
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   10 servings
Calories: 340
Fat. Total: 13g
Protein: 4g
Carbohydrates, Total: 53g
Fat, Saturated: 6g
Fiber: 4g
Cholesterol: 21mg
Sodium: 110mg
% Cal. from Fat: 34%
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Rating: 5
by: Pam Reviewed: 03/14/2012
Wow the best ever
I am so surprised. The recipe calls for you to blind bake the crust and this makes it still crisp not soggy and the topping is outstanding. The best apple pie I have ever made. The first time I have rated a recipe.
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