Homemade Granny Smith Apple Pie

 

This is a delicious homemade Granny Smith apple pie with a graham cracker crust and oatmeal.  Easy to make and almost healthy if you don’t count the sugar.  Maybe you can experiment on your own for a sweet alternative for your version of a homemade apple pie. Granny Smith Apples

 

I love Granny Smith apples.  Not only do I think they are the best apple for pies, but my maiden name was Smith and I had a Granny Smith.  She was a very accomplished woman in her day.  She was a florist, almost always wore a business suit, her nails were always polished and her hair always styled.  She liked to travel and always brought my mother fine china tea cups from many countries.  Some of which I have now.

Although this isn’t her recipe, I cannot help but remember her whenever I make a homemade Granny Smith apple pie.  This recipe, as with a lot of my recipes, came about because of ingredients I had on hand.  Plus, I was lazy and didn’t want to roll out a pie crust.  It was a hit and I thought it deserved a spot on my blog.

Homemade Granny Smith Apple Pie

 

Homemade Granny Smith Apple Pie | 3 Steps

Crust:

1-1/2 c. crushed graham crackers
1/2 c. sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 stick butter

Combine all ingredients and press into glass pie pan.  Bake at 325°  for 30 minutes.  Should be slightly browned.

Apple Pie Filling:

4 c. chopped Granny Smith Apples
1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 T. butter
1/2 c. oatmeal
1/4 c. flour
1/4 c. cold water
4 T. caramel topping

Combine apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter in large frying pan.  On medium heat, saute apples till semi-soft (approx. 15-20 minutes).  The butter, sugar and juice from the apples should start to form a syrup.

Add oatmeal to apple mixture and mix thoroughly.

Mix flour with water and pour into frying pan.  Bring to boil and cook another 5 minutes.

Pour apple mixture on already cooked graham cracker crust.

Drizzle caramel topping evenly over top of apples.
Apply Pie

Topping for Pie:

3/4 c. crushed graham crackers
1/2 c. oatmeal
1/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
4 T. softened butter

Combine all ingredients.  Mix thoroughly till butter and dry ingredients are evenly incorporated.

Sprinkle on top of apples.
Place pie back in 375°  oven for 10 minutes.  Just till topping starts to get lightly browned.

Can be served warm with ice-cream, sour cream or just as is.  It also freezes well.

I hope this homemade Granny Smith apple pie with a graham cracker crust changes it up a little for you from the traditional rolled out pie crust.  It’s also another delicious way to add more oatmeal in your diet.

Enjoy!

 

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Comments

  1. I have to tell you Sylvia, that picture is making my mouth water. I LOVE a homemade apple pie and although I’ve never made one I would love to try it.

    I’m kind of sad though because my best friend use to live next door to me for the past three years. He loved to cook so when I found a great recipe I would give it to him and he loved trying new things. I could guarantee that he’s make it for me and we’d try it out. Unfortunately he passed away back in July so even if I made it I don’t have him here to try some. I might have to put this on the back burner until more time has passed. It’s going to be a rough holiday without him.

    I’m going to print this recipe out though Sylvia and one day I will attempt it so thank you for sharing it.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Thank you, Adrienne, for visiting my site. I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your best friend. It’s good you have such fond memories. Whenever you make a special recipe, serve up an extra cup of tea or coffee and have a quiet moment reminiscing.

      I have to admit that I prefer a savory meal over dessert and because of that, I chose to make an easier crust pressing the graham crackers into the dish rather than rolling out the usual pie dough with flour everywhere. I wonder about the saying “easy as pie”, because I think a cake it easier. LOL I love to cook and will try more pies to see if I can master it. Would like to make one of those beautiful pies with the weaved top crust. Maybe one day.

      I hope you can enjoy your holidays this year. It’s a great time to be with family and friends.

      Sylvia

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