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.
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!