In honor of Father’s Day, I am sharing this pie recipe with you today.
Now, let’s get a couple things straight:
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.
3 cups apples, diced and peeled (I use Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples)
1 1/2 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.