If you are looking for a great Apple Pie recipe, this is the best one I have found. Andy loves it because of the crunchy crumb topping. I was looking for a yummy crumb top apple pie and somehow I found this one. I have made it a few years now, and it is always a hit. The recipe is from Marsha Brooks. She won the 2001 GMA, Emeril Lagasse Apple Pie Contest.
1 pastry crust for a deep-dish pie 9-inch (homemade or store-bought)
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
6 cups apples, thinly sliced peeled
1 recipe crumb topping (see below)
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/4 cup caramel topping
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2cup quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup butter
Stir together brown sugar,flour, rolled oats. Cut in 1/2 cup butter until topping is like course crumbs. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt.
Add apple slices and gently toss until coated.
Transfer apple mixture to the pie shell.
Sprinkle crumb topping over apple mixture.
Place pie on a cookie sheet so the drippings don’t drop into your oven.
Cover edges of pie with aluminum foil. Bake in a preheated 375 oven for 25 minutes. Then remove foil and put back in for another 25 to 30 minutes without foil. Remove from oven. Sprinkle pie with chopped pecans then drizzle with caramel on top. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy warm or at room temperature.