Aunt Nell’s Apple Crumb Pie




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My aunt Nell was my Grandma Jenner’s sister, my father’s aunt.  So, technically, she was my great-aunt but I’m not big on formality.  She was a great cook and a great example to me and everyone she touched.  Like my grandma, she was a teacher, one of few professions that a woman in those days could claim.  I still have some of the books she gave me when I was a kid, books she used in her classroom.  Like the woman who gave them, they were playful and fun-loving.  And her food and her recipes reflected that.  She made this pie for me and my family when we went to visit her in Chula Vista, CA.  I was a teenager then, but very interested in cooking so I asked her for the recipe.  I am so glad I did.  It is one of the few recipes I have of hers.  I have made this recipe several times and it was a hit with my children.  I know it will be with your’s as well.  So, without further ado, here it goes.


Aunt Nell’s Apple Crumb Pie


An apple crisp kind of recipe (called "Ap...

An apple crisp kind of recipe (called “Apple Goodie”) comprised of baked apples with brown sugar/oatmeal as the crisp topping. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

5-7 tart apples or two #2 cans (5 cups) sliced pie apples, drained


1 9-inch unbaked pie shell


1/2 cup granulated sugar


1 teaspoon cinnamon


1/2 cup granulated sugar


3/4 cup all-purpose flour


1/3 cup butter


Pare apples; cut in eighths.  Arrange in unbaked pie shell.  Mix sugar with cinnamon; sprinkle over apples.  Mix sugar with flour; cut in butter until crumbly.  Sprinkle over apples.  Bake in a hot 400 F oven 40 minutes or till done.  Cool.  Spoon whipped cream atop; sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.


Serves 6 to 8


Feel free to leave comments and questions concerning this recipe.  I welcome your feedback.  Thanks.



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