Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday is PIE DAY!

Today was the lazy baker's approach to PIE DAY.
Hmmmm.....let's see. I have this bowl of apples that I need to use up.
Hmmmm.....oh-and this yummy granola that I just got from a friend.
Sounds like the makings of a pie to me!
No grocery store trip involved. Yes.
To shake things up, I decided to roast the apples first.
I cut them in quarters and cored them, leaving the peels intact.
Then I sliced them into slightly thinner pieces.
Next, I tossed them with a tiny amount of olive oil,
just to keep them from sticking to the pan.
After spreading them on a baking sheet,
 I popped them into the oven
for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
They come out all yummy and roasty in these beautiful mellow hues.
I think I could have taken endless photos of these apples at various stages-so pretty!
After mixing in some tasty additions (see recipe below),
I scooped it into the waiting pie crust.
Again-sooooo pretty!
I love these pale golden and rosy shades.

Apple Crunch Pie

double 9" pie crust
8 apples, sliced and cored
1 t olive oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granola
1/2 cup coconut
1 t apple pie spice or cinnamon
2 T butter

-toss prepared apple slices with olive oil
-lay in single layer on baking sheet
-bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes
-transfer apples to a large mixing bowl
-add sugars, granola, coconut and spice to apples
-mix until well blended
-spoon into prepared pie crust
-dot with pieces of butter
-top with crust, crimp and vent
-bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour

Happy happy PIE DAY!


  1. Oh now you've got my mouth watering! It looks so yummy!

  2. Oh, this looks so delicious, Christine! Gonna have to try your recipe--love the idea of roasting the apples first--yum!

    I really love your new kitchen--my favorite style is Craftsman, and your new design just makes me happy!

    Hope you're having a wonderful day!


  3. Was just taste testing with my hubby, and the roasted apples really do give it a totally different feel, texture and taste-a nice should definitely try it!

    Thanks, Julie....I love the new kitchen-so simple and comfortable.

  4. Now this really is my kinda pie...I could eat this all day long...please send one over...happy weekend my friend. xoxo

  5. coming right up, my dear:)
    happy weekend to you too!!!

  6. It looks yummy! I wish I could have a slice!