A co-worker generously shared an apple harvest with us recently and I came home with a bagful of locally grown apples, but I wasn’t sure of their exact variety. They were just slightly tart and were not too sweet to eat on their own, so we decided to cook them. Again, to save some time, we used a store bought frozen pie crust. For the crumb topping, I had some Cheerios cereal in the cupboard that needed to be used up of disposed of, so I ground them up and put them in the topping.
6-7 apples peeled, cored and sliced
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Place all ingredients above in a skillet and bring to a boil over medium/high heat until caramelized and apples are tender but not falling apart. Set aside to cool.
3 tablespoons butter, cold
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup crushed Cheerios cereal
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup brown sugar
Mix everything together until crumbly.
ASSEMBLE THE PIE:
1 frozen pie dough
Place the cooled apple filling in the frozen pie dough and top with the crumb topping mixture. Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes or until the bubbles surface and crust is nicely browned. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, or solo.