This week at our homeschool group, we made an apple pie that was SOOO easy and SOOO delicious that I just had to share. It can be made in one bowl and does not require a rolling pin to roll the crust so that is why I decided it is the best AND it tastes absolutely wonderful which now just puts it over the top! For our homeschool group, I had the kids make up three baggies of the ingredients with everything already mixed except the apples (we peeled and sliced them there), the butter (just brought it as the wrapped stick) and the oil and water) I brought that and added it there) and if you wanted to, you could make up a few baggies yourself to make an easy apple pie "mix" for busy nights!! It's also great to get the kids involved and get their hands dirty - it's a great pie to make with your hands!!
In an 8 or 9 inch pie pan, mix with a fork:
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup canola, vegetable or corn oil
2 1/2 Tbsp. water
Mix very gently with a fork until moistened. Pat into a ball, flatten the ball and press from the center to edges to form a crust. Crimp edges as desired.
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
6 cups thinly sliced pared tart apples (about 6 medium)
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Mix sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Stir in apples. Turn into pie crust.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
Mix until crumbly. Top the apples with the crumb topping.
Bake on baking sheet for 40 minutes then cover lightly with foil and bake for another 10 minutes or until apples are tender. Cool on baking rack.