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Warm Apple-Buttermilk Custard Pie

Yield 1 (9-inch) pie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, divided
  • 2 Granny smith apples, peeled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

How to Make It

  1. Fit piecrust into a 9-inch pieplate according to package directions; fold edges under, and crimp. Prick bottom and sides of piecrust with a fork.

  2. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add apple, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cook, sitrring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes or until apple is tender; set aside.

  3. Beat 1/4 cup butter and 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. A eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears. Add 2 tablespoons flour and vanilla, beating until blended. Add buttermilk, beating until smooth.

  4. Spoon apple mixture into piecrust; pour buttermilk mixture over apple mixture.

  5. Bake at 300º for 30 minutes. Stir 3 tablespoons butter, remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon until crumbly. Sprinkle over pie. Bake 40 more minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 1 hour before serving.