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Apples and Cream Crumb Pie

1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 egg
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 pounds apples, peeled, cored and cut in thin wedges
Cinnamon Pastry Shell
Streusal Topping

Combine sour cream, egg, sugar, flour, vanilla and salt in large
bowl. Add apples and mix well. Turn into Cinnamon Pastry Shell.
Cover crimped edges lightly with foil. Bake at 450 degrees 10
minutes, reduce heat to 350 degrees F and continue baking 35 to 40

Remove pie from oven. Stir apple filling, gently but thoroughly.
Remove foil around edges. Spoon Streusel Topping evenly on top.
Return to oven and bake 15 to 20 minutes longer. Serve warm, at room
temperature or cold. Makes 1 (10-inch) pie.

Cinnamon Pastry Shell

1 3/4 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup cold butter
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water

Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt in mixer bowl. Cut in
butter until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle in cold
water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour
is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl.

Gather into ball. On lightly floured board, roll pastry 2 inches
larger than inverted 10-inch pie plate. Ease into pie plate and
crimp edges decoratively.

Streusel Topping

1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Combine flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in
bowl. Cut in butter until crumble. Stir in walnuts.


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Amazing, October 2, 2005 - 01:56 PM
Reviewer: Jen from Worcester, MA
This recipe was AMAZING! It's apple-y and creamy and wonderful. It's a lot of work but well worth it. I'm going to use the included Cinnamon Pastry Shell recipe for all my fruit pies from now on. Try this recipe - you won't regret it!

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