This recipe recently won the Class Champion prize at our county fair
Many years ago, a missionary who was living in our area asked me to get this recipe from his mom. This is probably one of the very first pies I really learned how to make on my own.
7-8 granny smith apples (peeled, cored, and thinly sliced)
1 c. sugar
1 T. cinnamon + some
1 T. flour + some
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. flour
1/4 c. butter (1/2 a cube)
Place apples in pan over medium heat. While stirring, continue to heat until almost translucent - stirring and turning regularly. Add sugar, cinnamon and flour and continue for a couple more minutes until the apples are coated and the sugar mixture has combined with the juices from the apples, making almost a syrup.
Place in unbaked pie crust and sprinkle topping over the apple mixture.
To make topping:
Crumble or 'cut in' all ingredients together.
Bake at 350* for 1 hour.
You know it turned out right if the pie raises up while it is cooking and then sinks back down.