1. I am not a pie person. The main reason being that I don’t like pie crust (I know, I know . . . please don’t think less of me!).
2. I would rather have a big piece of chocolate cake over a fruity dessert any day.
3. My dad is a pie person, and since today is his day, I am making this for him!
Now, as I mentioned, I don’t really care for pie crust. HOWEVER- if you can make the pie crust taste like a delicious buttery oatmeal/brown sugar cookie, I am totally in. And that is exactly what is going on with this recipe. 🙂 I still love chocolate cake more than any other dessert, but this was pretty dang good! And, my dad loved it, so it was perfect.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- ¾ cup butter, melted
- ½ cup oats (I used quick oats)
- ⅔ cup white sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 ¼ cups cold water
- 3 cups apples, diced and peeled (I use Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples)
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, butter, and oats. Measure out 1 cup of the mixture and set aside for later; press remaining crumb mixture into a 9” ungreased pie pan. Set pan aside.
- In a large saucepan over medium high heat, mix together the sugar, cornstarch and water until smooth. Bring to a boil and let boil for 2 minutes (or until mixture is thickened), stirring the entire time. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in the diced apples and vanilla.
- Dump covered apples into the pie pan and top with the 1 cup of reserved crumb mixture. Place in oven and cook for 40-45 minutes (the crust will be a golden brown when it’s done). Let cool before serving.