Traditional Amish Apple Streusel Pie
- 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup plus 5 tablespoon flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cold
- 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
- 4 large apples, McIntosh or Granny Smith (4 cups)
- 1 unbaked 10 inch pie shell
- 1 egg
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Mix together 1/3 cup sugar, brown sugar, 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoon flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
2. Add the butter and process until the mixture is crumbly; it should still have a dry look to it -- don't over process. Add the nuts then set aside.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
4. Peel, core and thinly slice apples; there should be 4 cups. Place apples in the pie shell.
5. In a small bowl, mix the remaining sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Beat the egg in a medium bowl, and add the cream and vanilla.
6. Add the sugar mixture to the egg mixture and blend. Pour over the apples.
7. Bake for 1 hour in the lower one-third of the oven. After 20 minutes, sprinkle the sugar and nut mixture over the top and continue baking approximately 40 minutes longer, or until the top puffs and is golden brown.