Streusel topping with nuts takes apple pie one step beyond the basic.
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 50 mins
Yield: 8 x slices
PIE CRUST: Roll pastry on floured surface into circle 1 inch larger than 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into plate; trim and flute edge. Set aside.
PIE FILLING: Combine 3/4 cup Equal®, cornstarch, lemon juice, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt and the nutmeg; sprinkle over apples in large bowl. Toss to coat. Spoon apples into pie crust.
STREUSEL TOPPING: combine flour, 1/2 cup Equal®, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir in melted margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts. Sprinkle over apples.
Bake in preheated 375°F oven 45 to 55 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden. Cool on wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Can replace 4 tablespoons of margarine/buttery spread with equal amount of butter.
NOTE: * For pie filling, the 3/4 cup Equal® Spoonful may be replaced by either 18 packets Equal® sweetener or 3/4 cup granulated sugar.
** For streusel topping, the 1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful may be replaced by 12 packets Equal® sweetener or 1/2 cup granulated sugar.
Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.
For a flavor change, try using 2 or 3 types of apples in the filling.