December 30, 2011

Apple Oatmeal Ginger Crumb Pie [Recipe]

So this Christmas for my husband's side of the family. My father-in-law and I had a "pie-off" competition. This was my pie:

Apple Oatmeal Ginger Crumb Pie
Serves: 8
Total Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Prep Time: 50 minutes

1 Basic Flaky Pie Crust (see my previous post)
1/4 cup(s) firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon(s) freshly grated ginger or 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
Pinch kosher salt
1 cup(s) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup(s) (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup(s) old-fashioned rolled oats
2 pound(s) Jonagold, Ida Red or Golden Delicious apples (about 4 large), peeled and sliced 1/2 in. thick
1 pound(s) Granny Smith apples (about 2 large), peeled and sliced 1/2 in. thick
2 tablespoon(s) fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup(s) granulated sugar
1 tablespoon(s) cornstarch
1. Heat oven to 375°F. 

2. On a lightly floured surface, roll the disk of dough into a 12-in. circle. Fit it into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-in. pie plate. If necessary, trim the dough so the overhang is even all the way around (about 1/2 in. from the edge of the pie plate). Fold the overhang under itself to create a thicker rim of dough and crimp as desired. Refrigerate until ready to fill.

3. In a food processor, pulse the brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon and salt to combine. Add the flour and pulse to incorporate. Add the butter and pulse just until the mixture forms large clumps. Transfer to a bowl and gently toss with the oats. Refrigerate until ready to use.

4. In a large bowl, toss the apples with the lemon juice. Add the granulated sugar and cornstarch and toss to coat.

5. Transfer the apples to the pie crust.

6. Top with the crumb mixture and bake for 1 hour.

7. Cover with foil and bake until the apples are tender (use a wooden pick to check doneness) and the topping is golden brown, 18 to 22 minutes more. Let stand for at least 1 hour before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.

This was my competition:

Votes were tallied, and results showed that it was a tie. Family...should have known. :)

Source of pie recipe: here


  1. I'm curious how the infusion of ginger tasted? I'm a new fan of apple pie, and I'm usually weary of ginger, but it sounds like an interesting combination :)

  2. yummmm!! Loks great!!

  3. This sounds so good! I'm making a quiche this weekend and I'm gonna use your pie crust recipe, FYI!

  4. what a great step by step picture by picture tutorial! really helps out baking dummies like myself! <3

  5. A pie competition sounds so fun! Haha. Now if I were just better at baking...

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  6. Haha, a tie!? I think you won ;) They both look really good though.

  7. This pie looks delicious :)

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  8. Oh man! My mouth just started watering!!!