Day 3 of the Fall-O-Ween Blog Hop

Welcome to day 3 of the Blog Hop!  Today is Roseann’s day, so be sure to stop over at her blog and check out her project.  Don’t forget to leave her a comment for your chance to be entered into the drawing for $500 worth of great prizes!

Our topic of the day is:    TASTE

If you hadn’t already guessed (based on yesterday’s post), my favorite taste of fall is apple pie.  In fact, many of you asked about the family pie day that I talked about yesterday.  For the past several years, my Mom, sister and SIL have gotten together to spend the day together making all things apple.  Last year, we made over 50 pies, a dozen apple crisps and several batches of apple sauce.  The apple sauce is all cooked and ready to go, but the pies and crisps are assembled and frozen.  Then anytime you want fresh pie, you just pull one out the freezer and bake it.  It’s so easy that it makes that loooooong pie making day totally worth it.  I usually bake them longer then if I was just making a fresh, thawed pie – Usually about 90 minutes will do the trick or until the crust is golden brown.   It’s great for those days when you are having company and don’t have time to bake something to serve.

Once in a while you need a little variety on the standard apple pie.  I didn’t know I needed a little variety until I had my MIL’s apple crunch pie.  It’s so good!  – as long as you don’t know what the butter content is.

So, every once in a while, I peel the top crust off one of my frozen apple pies ~

Pull out the cook book that Joel’s Mom gave him for Christmas one year (full of favorite family recipes)

Mix up the crunch topping and pile it on top of the pie.

Then there is the long 90 minute wait until the pie is done. 

As long as we’re waiting, you might as well write down the recipe for the crunch topping.

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup butter

Isn’t that easy?

To serve, just add a scoop of ice cream and drizzle with caramel (because there just aren’t enough calories in this already).  Best served with a cup of coffee!

I hope you enjoy this recipe and my apologies if your mouth is watering or your stomach is growling! 

Now I need to go bike up hill for an hour, so I can eat that piece of pie.

Don’t forget to visit the other designers on the hop today:

Gudrun – GE Designs
Terri – Whimsicals

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52 Responses to Day 3 of the Fall-O-Ween Blog Hop

  1. Sandy says:

    That looks insanely delicious even for someone that does not like apple pie!!

  2. Beth says:

    Great looking apple pie!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. lynn says:

    I’d love to come for pie and a cold glass of milk. Gee come to think of it, so would my entire family. I copied that topping recipe. That is a neat idea

  4. Angie Wood says:

    I have a similar apple pie recipe that I’ve been baking for several years now and it won me a blue ribbon at a church pie baking contest! Ummm so good! Be back tomorrow.

  5. LaurieC says:

    Yummm – I’ll take crunch on my pie any day!

  6. Sue Bennett says:

    Well I am going to have to make that pie now. Looks yummy.

  7. Wendy says:

    All these great recipes!! Guess this is gonna be one of those copy/paste kinda days 🙂 Thank you for the wonderful recipe. I can’t wait to try it.

  8. Linda says:

    yummy! Thanks for the recipes.

  9. Big Rig John says:

    Yum – I will wait to join you on the downhill ride back home – in the meantime I’ll have another slice of that pie!

  10. Tiffaney says:

    Oh your apple pie looks so yummy!

  11. Jocelyn says:

    Oh Wow! Does that ever look yummy!

  12. Darlene B says:

    That looks like the best crunch topping ever – I am definitely going to try this!

  13. Linda says:

    My favorite–with the crunch—

  14. Deb C says:

    now THAT’S what I call a topping. I’ve never been a fan of pie crust. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  15. Cindy C. says:

    How many ways is there to say YUM??? Oh my word, Heather, this looks like it could melt in your mouth!

    Thank you so much for sharing your MIL’s “addition” to Apple Pie.

    Happy Fall.

  16. sandy says:

    This is a great hop! I am visiting sites I did not even know about!! Thanks for this recipe…yum, Sandy in MD

  17. Pauline says:

    I love the crunch topping on my pies. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Sure am loving this blog hop.

  18. Erika says:

    thank you for the recipe it looks delicious

  19. Claire says:

    I love, love apple pie and apple crips and ….oh all things apple at this time of year.

  20. That looks delicious, I love crumb toppings.


  21. Donna says:

    I often put pecans and cranberries inside the apple pie but haven’t thought of a crumb topping. Looks delicious!

  22. sandra says:

    apple pie ~ just doesn’t get much better than that. Great idea to freeze for later eating. Thanks for the recipes & wonderful stories.

  23. Polly says:

    Yummo! I think I just gained a few pounds reading this post and looking over the photos!! Gotta wipe the drool off my keyboard!! LOL Polly

  24. Peggi says:

    Yum, a combo of apple crisp and pie – two things that make the end of summer bearable.

    Get a plate ready, I’m coming over.

  25. Lee Ann L. says:

    I’m loving this idea! A different take on the traditional apple pie. Thanks!

  26. Jay says:

    I’m just stunned & amazed at that picture of the pies, as well as your description of your baking day. Wow! Wowza! Incredible.

  27. Sequana says:

    Almost worse than how long it takes to BAKE the pie is the time it takes to COOL.

    I have been known to put mine back in the freezer for a time. *S*

  28. Diane Young says:

    I’m sitting here reading and noticing that my mouth is literally watering!

  29. Kathleen says:

    Oh yum! Today is a good day to make pie…..

  30. Mary says:

    Off to the store to get apples!

  31. Pamela says:

    Too hot here today to bake, but I’m definitely saving this one for a rainy day – looks delicious!

  32. Teresa says:

    Your pie looks amazing….and yes, I am craving apple pie now!! 🙂

  33. dawn says:

    That certainly looks delicious! Apple pie is the best! Thanks!

  34. Jen says:

    I love the smell of food baking in the oven! Pies and cookies and bread, oh my!

  35. Deborah says:

    Wow! I’ll have to pull the top off my pies too. That looks so yummy. So I’m definitely going to try it. Whoda’ thunk it? dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

  36. Laura Hayward says:

    Oh My Goodness–what an amazing pie!!

  37. Cathy A. says:

    This is perfect! I need to make my step dad a pie this week and have apples and enough pie crust dough for just the bottom crust. Now I can just use this topping for the top!

  38. corinne says:

    I LOVE THE SIGN! I WANT ONE!! I laughed and I sent your address to my friends

  39. Lovie Ball says:

    Great change to the recipe. I like the thought of a book of family recipes – I did that for my family and has 4 generations of recipes. Every Christmas I dig it out and try and make one desert from each generation.

  40. Vivian says:

    Delicious soups and now pies. What a fabulous collection of recipes you gals are giving us. Thanks.

  41. Marcia W. says:

    I can just TASTE that apple crunch pie along with the smell of those baked fall apples. Thanks for the recipe for the topping. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  42. Bonnie Nyquist says:

    That topping looks so delicious!!! I must make that!! Love that dign in your kitchen too,lauged out loud!!! Loving the Blog Hop! Bonnie Nyquist bonniesline at aol dot com

  43. Louise K. says:

    Yum! I didn’t know you could freeze the pies. Good to know!

  44. glenda says:

    Oh, man that looks so good!
    My daughter, granddaughter and I canned 21 quarts of applesauce last weekend. It tool all day. (we’re beginners, but getting there) We’re going to just can some apples plain so we can make whatever we’re craving later.
    I love your pie making day!

  45. Leslie Schmidt says:

    Now slap a slice of cheddar cheese on that pie and you’ve got nirvana!

  46. Bobbi Delsing says:

    Another fantastic recipe….do I cook or do I sew???

  47. SuzK says:

    that looks so good!

  48. Wendy says:

    Wow! Yummy! How was the bike ride? 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  49. Lynne Goebel says:

    Thank you so much for the very cute penny rug pattern. I can’t wait to get out my wool and make one. Thank you also for the crunch topping recipe. I will be trying that out very soon as well!

  50. Joan Rodriguez says:

    Just copied your recipe. This would go great over my apricot crisp.

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