APPLE STREUSEL PIE
Serve this pie warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I tell you now, this pie is so good it will have everyone in the room humming!
1 (15 oz.) package refrigerated pie crust, 6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch slices, 1 egg white, separated and beaten, 1/2 cup pecans, chopped, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, 1 1/4 vanilla extract, 3 tablespoon cornstarch.
Streusel: Get out a bowl unfold one of the pie crust, chop up the crust, dump into the bowl. Add the nuts, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cloves, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, mix together and set aside.
Pie Filling: Get out a bowl. Add the apples, lemon juice, and extract, mix well, set aside. In another bowl, add the cornstarch, sugar, and remaining cinnamon and cloves, mix well. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the bowl with the apples, use your hands, to mix well, make sure all the apple pieces are coated.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Unfold the pie crust, you need to stretch the crust; roll the crust to about 11-11 1/2 inches. Place the pie crust into a deep dish pie pan. Press the crust on the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Beat the whites and brush the whites on the bottom and up the side of the crust. Spoon the apple mixture into the pie crust. Put the pie on a cookie sheet, bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, evenly sprinkle the streusel on top of the pie, return to the oven, cook for 50-55 minutes or until the streusel is browned. Insert a case knife into the deepest part of the pie, to test if the apples are fork tender. Remove from the oven, cut and add a scoop of ice cream on top. It’s time to hum and eat this delicious pie.