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Apple Jack Crumb Pie

I serve this apple pie at my monthly bridge club meetings, and I always get many compliments. The cheese in the streusel gives the treat an interesting flavor. —Mary June Donovan, Clinton, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour + soaking Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 5 cups sliced peeled tart apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup grated aged (dry) Jack or Gouda cheese
  • 1/4 cup blanched almonds
  • Vanilla ice cream

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine raisins and brandy; cover and let stand at room temperature overnight.
  • Roll out pastry to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate; flute edges. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper. Add the apples, lemon juice and raisin mixture; toss to coat. Transfer to pastry.
  • Combine flour and sugar in a food processor. Add butter; cover and pulse until coarse crumbs form. Add cheese and almonds; pulse just until combined. Sprinkle over filling.
  • Bake at 375° for 50-60 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown. Cover edges with foil during the last 30 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary. Serve warm with ice cream.

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  • shortbreadlover
    Sep 19, 2015

    a wonderful pie. the bran dy adds just a hint of flavor that i really liked

  • vishalprod3
    Aug 7, 2014

    super