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Sep 29, 2005 12:30 PM

Deep Dish Sour Cream Apple Pie W/Out Nuts?

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I'm looking for a simple deep dish sour cream apple pie, with no nuts. Any suggestions? Rather not have to pre-cook apples if at all possible.


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    1. My favourite sour cream pies are raisin or raspberry. I've got good recipes for both if either sounds interesting.

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      1. re: Middydd
        Michele Cindy

        Now that I had success with the apple, rasberry sound good - please pass it on. Thanks!

        1. re: Michele Cindy

          Which recipe did you end up using for the apple pie?

          Here's the recipe for the Raspberry Sour Cream Pie. The bread crumb topping sounds odd but it really adds something. I originally got this recipe from a newspaper recipe section. Think I've been making it for almost 20 years.


          1. re: Middydd
            Michele Cindy

            I made the one that was not a link, but was typed out, omitting the nuts. They were both similar. I screwed up at one point, I cored the apples with a corer, then mixed with all of the indgred. and then realized I didn't slice them, I had to go back and slice the gooey apples. It really turned out delicious. The buttery struessel topping is what sets it apart from any of the other recipes I have tried + the sour cream really does something special too. Next try, raspberry - they just need to go down in price a bit....

      2. This is a recipe I have posted here a number of times. I put toasted nuts in the streusel topping but leave them out if you don't like them. Ditto on the raisins.

        You will need a 9" unbaked pie shell

        Peel and core 6 mid-sized tart firm apples and slice. Combine 2 Tbs. flour, 3/4 C. sugar, 3/4 tsp. cinnamon, and a dash of salt. Pour this over the apples in a large bowl. Combine 1 egg, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, 1 C. sour cream, stir well. Pour this over the apples and sugar. Stir in 1/2 C. raisins and mix well. Pour into the pie shell. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes then reduce the heat to 350 F. and bake an additional 30 minutes.

        In the meantime make the streusel topping:

        Combine 1/3 C. flour, 1/3 C. sugar, 3/4 tsp. cinnamon. Then with a pastry blender, your finger tips or 2 knives cut in 1/4 C. butter until it is all crumbly.

        Increase the oven heat to 400, top the pie with the streusel and bake another 10 minutes.

        For those of you who like nuts, add 1/4 C. chopped walnuts to the streusel.

        1. Here's a good one:

          Amish Sour Cream Apple Pie

          1 cup sour cream
          1 large egg
          3/4 cup sugar
          2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
          1/4 teaspoon salt
          1 teaspoon vanilla extract
          2 1/2 cups apples, peeled, diced
          1 9 inch pie shell, unbaked
          ***CRUMB TOPPING***
          1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
          1/3 cup all-purpose flour
          1/4 cup butter
          1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

          Use dairy sour cream for this recipe-not a sour cream substitute.

          Beat sour cream and egg together; add sugar, flour, salt and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Stir in apples.

          Place mixture into pie shell and bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 25 minutes.

          Meanwhile mix topping ingredients until crumbly. Remove pie from oven and sprinkle the crumb topping over. Bake 20 minutes longer.

          Serves 8

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          1. re: Nancy Berry
            Michele Cindy

            This is it - the one I ended up making. Thanks! A really great pie.