Yes, the cold weather and snow on the ground and
Thanksgiving around the corner is bringing out the
baker in me.
This apple pie is a
cross between bread pudding
and a streusel apple pie.
This is true comfort food!
Top it with caramel and a scoop of ice cream, start
a fire and you are ready for the cold weather.
I first had this warm, smooth pie when I was in college
(eons ago) when we went to visit a friend in California.
His mother, Mrs. Tavernier, made this for us and it has been in
my handwritten recipe book ever since.
I love having a history of friendship and love behind
It all started with this batch of
homemade crock pot applesauce
that I whipped up.
(I am getting ahead of myself, but I will give that to you
in my next post! Promise!!)
One taste of the applesauce and I was craving apple pie. Now, that
is not a normal thing for me to crave - as you well know (think more
like chocolate craving...)
This applesauce is so great - it tastes like a pie filling.
But we will get back to that in a later post.....
I instantly remembered the Apple Pudding Pie recipe from
years ago as it is made with applesauce. I dug it out
and soon was pulling some little pies hot out of the oven.
You don't even need fresh apples to make this pie
so you can use items right out of the pantry.
Apple Pudding Pie Recipe
1 recipe pie dough for 9 inch pan
1 C. applesauce
1/2 C. vanilla yogurt (I used Greek)
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. brown sugar
1/ 3 C. oatmeal
1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
3 C. bread cubes
1 apple, minced
(or substitute 1/4 C. applesauce)
1/4 C. sugar
1/4 C. flour
1/4 C. oatmeal
3 T. butter
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Place pie dough in 9 inch pie shell or 4 small
Mix the applesauce, eggs, yogurt, sugars, oatmeal, and cinnamon
until well mixed. Stir in the bread cubes and minced apple.
Set aside and mix the topping together until crumbly.
Spoon the applesauce mix into shells until almost
full. It will rise a little. Top with streusel.
Bake in a preheated oven at 450 for 10 minutes,
then turn the oven down to 375. Bake ramekins
for an additional 25-30 minutes and a full pie
for an additional 40-50 minutes or until a knife
inserted in center comes out clean and crust is golden.
Top with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream if desired.
The pie filling is so smooth and comforting. It is great
warm or cold.
This would be a nice addition to your Thanksgiving table.
Wouldn't it be fun to have a selection of mini pies for
Thanksgiving? I love that idea.
Individual pies like this are perfect for us. We
shared one and then will eat another one later.
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