Sunday, January 8, 2012

Rolled Oats Apple Pie



For the Crust:
1  cup quick oats 
2  cups flour
3/4  cup solid vegetable shortening, I use Crisco
1/2  cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4  cup butter, melted
1/2  teaspoon salt
For the Filling:
1  cup sugar
2  Tablespoons cornstarch
1/2  teaspoon cinnamon
1/2  teaspoon nutmeg
1  cup water
6  cups apples, cored, peeled and sliced 

1.  Preheat oven to 300°.
2.  In a large bowl, thoroughly combine all the crust ingredients with your fingertips.
3. Reserve 1 cup for the topping.  Set aside.
4.  Press the remaining crust mixture into a 9 inch pie pan.  Set aside.
5.  Peel, core and slice apples.  Set aside.  
6.  In a 3 quart saucepan, whisk together all of the filling ingredients, except for the apples, and cook over a medium to medium/high heat, while constantly stirring, for 5 minutes.  The syrup should come up to a full boil and thicken during the final 60 - 90 seconds.
7.  Add in the apples, all at once, and cook, over medium/high heat, for 5 minutes more. Stir while cooking.
8.  Pour the cooked apple mixture into the prepared pie shell.
9.  Top with reserved crust mixture.
10.  Bake at 300° for 1 hour.
11.  Serve with your favorite caramel sauce.

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