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Butter Crumble Apple Pie

Nothing says fall to me more than a warm apple pie right out of the oven.  I don’t know why but I prefer a nice crumble on top rather than dough.  Usually I do a dutch apple pie but realized I didn’t have any oats on hand.

I found this butter crumble recipe on Pinterest that sounded like a better option than running to the dreaded grocery store.  I actually think I prefer this over the dutch apple topping now.  It  makes a light fluffy topping that just melts in your mouth.

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simple apple crisp

Since this past weekend was the 4th of July, I was feeling a bit patriotic.  And what’s more American than apple pie?  But of course apple pie is a lot of work to make.  So naturally, I took the easy way out and made apple crisp instead!

Basically you get the same flavors as apple pie but without the yummy pie crust.  But that’s OK, I rather like the oat topping myself.  And since hubs won’t eat apple pie, it really doesn’t make sense for me to make a whole apple pie to eat by myself.  Now that’s just darn right piggish!

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Rustic Apple Tart

December 1, 2010

rustic apple tart

This rustic apple tart made a great accompaniment to my pumpkin pie tart on Thanksgiving.  I knew I wanted to make something apple but knew I wouldn’t have enough time to make an apple pie.

I saw this apple tart recipe in the December issue of Cooking Light.  It only takes a few moments to saute the apples and use an already made refrigerated pie crust to save even more time.  After all, we all can use quick, time saving recipes for delicious desserts.

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easy apple dumplings

Last week I made a delicious Dutch Apple Pie and was left with a few extra apples and one pre-made Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust.  I had zero intention of letting both of those ingredients go to waste!  So, I found a really simple way of making apple dumplings.

Each yummy dumpling uses only 1/4 of the pie crust and only half of an apple.  With only two apples, you can have a really tasty dessert for 4 people!  To go with the dumplings, there is a nice sugary sauce that I did not take a picture of.

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