What to do after a weekend of lots of apple picking? Whiskey Apple Crumble Pie

This is essentially my easy way out of making an apple pie when my kitchen is stocked with limited ingredients.

For this recipe I used coconut sugar instead of white or brown sugar because it was what I had in the house and it worked perfectly for this recipe. The inspiration for using whiskey in the pie was because I don’t own any nutmeg, cloves, ginger or additional spices that would usually ramp up apple pie, but it worked out perfectly here! The whiskey flavor isn’t too strong in the pie but builds great flavor, plus it is super simple! This is going to be my new go to recipe for apple pie.

Whiskey Apple Crumble Pie Recipe

Pie

  • 1 Store bought crust or your own homemade recipe
  • 3 tablespoons room temp butter
  • 6-8 peeled, cored, sliced apples
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey or bourbon

Topping

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup white flour
  • ¼ cup room temp butter

Directions

Preheat oven to 425.

In a large sauté pan melt the 3 tablespoons of butter and add the apple slices, allow the apples to begin to soften about 5-8 minutes. In a large mixing bowl combine the apples with the other ingredients. Put apple mixture into the pie crust.

To make the topping, mix all three ingredients using your hands until it forms small crumbles, top the apple mixture.

Bake at 425 for ten minutes and then reduce heat to 350 degrees for an additional 20-25 minutes. When you start to smell the pie in your home is usually when it’s done. Make sure the topping is golden brown and the juices of the pie are bubbling on the edges. Allow the pie to cool completely before serving so the liquid in the pie can thicken.

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As a former athlete with an intense competitive nature I like to challenge my cooking skills with new recipes and unfamiliar ingredients. I source local and organic ingredients as much as possible. I’m on a mission to conquer the kitchen