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Photography: Becky-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro Photo by: Photography: Becky-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

Warm Apple-Buttermilk Custard Pie

This warm apple-buttermilk custard pie is a delicious twist on a classic American dessert. The key to both a flaky piecrust and crisp streusel topping is to keep them as cold as possible before putting them into the oven.

Cooking Light MARCH 2003

  • Yield: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie dough (such as Pillsbury)
  • Cooking spray
  • Streusel:
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • Filling:
  • 5 cups sliced peeled Granny Smith apple (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups fat-free buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325º.

To prepare crust, roll dough into a 14-inch circle; fit into a 9-inch deepdish pie plate coated with cooking spray. Fold edges under; flute. Place pie plate in refrigerator until ready to use.

To prepare streusel, lightly spoon 1/3 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine 1/3 cup flour, brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a medium bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Place streusel in refrigerator.

To prepare the filling, heat a large nonstrick skillet coated with cookig spray over medium heat. Add sliced apple, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; cook 10 minutes or until the apple is tender, sitrring mixture occasionally. Spoon the apple mixture into prepared crust.

Combine remaining 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, salt, and eggs, stirring with a whisk. Stir in buttermilk and vanilla. Pour over apple mixture. Bake at 325º for 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 300º (do not remove pie from oven); sprinkle streusel over pie. Bake at 300º for 40 minutes or until set. Let stand 1 hour before serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 317
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 10.1g
  • Saturated fat: 4.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrate: 52.6g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 76mg
  • Iron: 0.8mg
  • Sodium: 230mg
  • Calcium: 73mg
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