Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Kickoff to Fall - Apple Picking and Apple Crisp Pie

In order for me to fully accept the fact that summer is truly over and fall is unofficially officially here, I must go apple picking.  And yesterday, my sons and I took a ride to Jaswell Farms in Smithfield, RI and we kicked off our fall with 29 pounds of freshly picked apples.

Today's project at hand - Apple Crisp Pie (recipe below)

After printing out several recipes for Apple Crisp and one for Apple Crisp Pie, I set out to make a pie that would be allergy friendly for my sons, lower calories (i.e. sugar) but still taste great.  I started out with the Apple Crisp Pie recipe, adjusted the sugar, substituted soy butter for the butter, then modified another apple crisp recipe for the topping, eliminating the nuts.  I guess it came out OK, my husband, sons and I polished off 3/4 of the pie as soon as it cooled a bit from the oven.  Guess we'll have lunch later.  Give it a try, either as is, or you can use real butter for the margarine.  Also, if desired, add 1/4 cup of walnuts or pecans to the topping.

Apple Crisp Pie (dairy, egg, nut free)

Pillsbury prepared pie crust unbaked.


5 cups of sliced apples (I used Delicious and MacIntosh)
Juice of one Lemon
1/8 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup Fleishmann's No Salt Margarine, melted (this is dairy free)
2 Tbsp. Flour
1 1/2 teas. apple pie seasoning

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  
Coat apples with lemon juice.  Add the sugar and brown sugar, melted butter, flour and seasoning and stir well to combine.  Put in prepared pie shell.


1/4 cup flour
1/3 cup Quaker Instant Oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 Tbsp Fleishmann's No Salt Margarine, melted 

Mix the flour, oats and brown sugar.  Sprinkle on top of pie filling. Drizzle melted butter over the topping. 

Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes - 60 minutes, until apples are cooked through and topping is brown.  

Add a little vanilla ice cream to warm pie and ENJOY!!

Please feel free to comment and let me know what you think of this recipe!


  1. Thanks for the recipe! My mother in law makes the best apple crisp and it can't be duplicated because she doesn't measure anything with normal kitchen tools..she has a certain coffee cup...a pinch of this, a dab of that....

    So, I am going to have to try this one and see if it measures up!


    1. Let me know how you like it!!! HAPPY FALL!

  2. The picture is enough to prompt me to try it. My daughter and I were just discussing yesterday fall activities and recipes we wanted to try. I will have to add this to the list and I'm sure my husband and two sons will probably polish it off no sooner than it comes out of the oven. My daughter and I will be lucky to get a sniff. Thanks for sharing and I will keep you posted Judy on how it turns out.

    1. Thanks for your comments, I hope you enjoy it - My husband, sons and I have polished off 3 of these since last week!! Let me know how you like it!! And thanks for stopping by!