Apple Pie with Walnut Crust

Ingredients

Filling:
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 lb peeled, sliced apples (mix sweet and tart apples, to taste)

Crumb Topping:
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup quick rolled oats
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter

Walnut Crust:
2 cups ground walnuts
1/2 cup butter, melted

Directions

Crust: Preheat oven to 450 F. Mix ground walnuts and butter until combined. Press mixture into a 8 inch pie plate and bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool completely before adding filling.

Filling: Stir together 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Add apple slices, then gently toss mixture until coated. Put fruit mixture in cooled walnut crust shell.

Topping: Combine 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup quick rolled oats, and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour. With a pastry blender or two forks, cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle crumb mixture over fruit. Bake in a 375 F oven for 50-55 minutes until topping is golden brown. Cool pie before serving. Serves 8.



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