Crumbles and crisps offer the flavor of homemade pie without the fuss of making pastry.
6 Gala or Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate. Prepare Filling: In large bowl, combine apple slices, both sugars, and cinnamon; mix well. Transfer apple mixture to pie plate.
2. Prepare Crumble: In medium-size bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Gather small amounts of crumb mixture and press together to make large streusel-like pieces.
3. Arrange crumble randomly on top of filling. Bake 35-40 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden.