Frugal Foodie Mama: ABC {Apple Biscoff Crumb} Pie

Thursday, September 12, 2013

ABC {Apple Biscoff Crumb} Pie

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Okay, okay... I obviously need an intervention.  

Hello, I am Carrie and I am a cookie butter addict.
There. I said it. 
Need proof?  Remember when I dedicated an entire week on the blog just to cookie butter? ;) Yeah... there was that.

And I am not going to lie.  I have been pining away for fall because I KNOW that Biscoff (also known as cookie butter under some labels) is the perfect complimentary flavor to just about all of the popular fall flavors... Pumpkin?  Heck yeah! (And yes, there will be recipes coming to the blog soon marrying our favorite orange gourd with our favorite non-peanut butter spread.)
Apples?  Of course!  

I have been dreaming of a delicious, homemade apple pie with a little cookie butter tucked inside, and I made that dream a reality, friends...

ABC {Apple Biscoff Crumb} Pie

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40-45 minutes

Ingredients (6-8 servings)
    For the crust
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 2/3 cup butter
    • 1 tsp vinegar
    • About half an egg, beaten (I just refrigerated the rest and used it in omelettes the next morning.)
    • 2 tbsp water
    For the filling
    • 5-6 medium apples- peeled, cored, & sliced
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp ginger
    • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
    • 1 tbsp flour
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup Biscoff spread (or cookie butter), melted (30-40 seconds in the microwave should do it)
    For the crumb topping
    • 1/2 cup rolled oats
    • 1/4 cup flour
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • pinch of salt
    • 3 tbsp butter
    Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
    To make the bottom crust
    Mix together the flour, sugar, & salt in a small bowl. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or 2 butter knifes until a pebbly mixture forms.
    In a separate small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, egg, and water. Add it to the flour/shortening mixture and mix.
    Form the dough into a bowl and turn out onto a well-floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll out your dough to fit your pie plate.
    Place the dough in an 8 or 9 inch pie plate and press the dough into the bottom of the pan and up the sides, trimming the excess.
    Set aside.
    To make the filling
    In a medium bowl, mix together the apple slices, brown sugar, spices, flour, and lemon juice. Place the apple mixture into the prepared pie dough in your pie plate.
    Now pour the melted Biscoff all over top of the apples.
    Set aside.
    To make the crumb topping
    In a small bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, brown sugar, and salt. Cut in the butter using 2 forks or a pastry blender until a soft, crumby dough forms. Sprinkle this evenly over top of the apples and melted Biscoff in the pie.
    Bake for 40-45 minutes until the crust and crumb topping turns golden brown and the apples are bubbly.
    Allow to cool to warm before cutting.
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    Pie crust recipe adapted from THIS ONE by MADE. (Psssttt... the full recipe is fantastic! It makes 4 single crusts all together, and the pie dough is freezable.)

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    This Apple Biscoff Crumb Pie is best served warm with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or some vanilla ice cream...
    OR better yet, my Caramel Bacon Cashew Ice Cream!

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    This post is part of the September Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge- Apples & Cinnamon. 
    Be sure to check out all the dessert recipes linked up in this month's challenge below... :)