Country apple pie with streusel crumb topping (1973)

Country apple pie with streusel crumb topping

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What made this tasty classic country apple pie recipe from the 70s so special? Well, there were two big differences when compared to traditional apple pies.

First, the apple mixture got a flavor boost from unsulfured sugarcane molasses — and secondly, instead of a top crust, it had a crumb topping like you might find on apple crumble.

The vintage inspiration from 1973: A country apple pie recipe with molasses

Molasses apple pie: A new twist on an old favorite

Bet you’ve never had an apple pie made with molasses. Well, we’ve taken an all-time favorite and added a bit of country cookin’ — blending apples, spices and Grandma’s Molasses… the molasses flavor you probably remember as a kid.

We use an oven-ready Pet-Ritz Pie Crust Shell that bakes up tender and flaky as your finest homemade… letting you spend time creating the tasty filling. Then we add a spicy streusel topping for added crunchiness.

Country apple pie with streusel crumb topping (1973)

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Country apple pie with streusel crumb topping

Country apple pie with streusel crumb topping

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces pie sliced apples, drained
  • 7 tablespoons Grandmas Molasses, seperated
  • 1 cup, 4 tablespoons flour, seperated
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pie crust shell (unbaked)
  • 6 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine apples, sugar, 4 tablespoons flour, 4 tablespoons molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  3. Mix well. Set aside.
  4. For the Crumb Topping, combine the rest of the flour and molasses.
  5. Cut in butter or margarine until crumbly.
  6. Turn apple mixture into pie shell.
  7. Sprinkle crumb topping over top of pie.
  8. Bake, on baking sheet, 40 to 45 minutes. Serve warm.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 492Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 340mgCarbohydrates: 72gFiber: 3gSugar: 41gProtein: 4g

Click Americana offers approximate nutrition information as a general reference only, and we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. Please make any necessary calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, and consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you have dietary concerns.

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