Homey, sweet, custardy pie NOT like Grandma's.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
1 pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

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  • To Make Apple Filling: Melt 1/4 cup butter or margarine in skillet over medium heat. Add apple, 1/2 cup white sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, until tender. Set aside.

  • To Make Buttermilk Custard: In a large mixing bowl combine 1/4 cup softened butter or margarine with 1 1/3 cups white sugar. Beat until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating until yellow disappears. Mix in vanilla, then 2 tablespoons flour. Combine thoroughly, then pour in buttermilk, beating until smooth.

  • Fit pastry into pie pan and prick with a fork. Spoon apple mixture into crust, then pour buttermilk custard over it.

  • Place in preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes.

  • To Make Streusel Topping: While pie is baking, combine 1/4 cup white sugar, brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in 3 tablespoons butter or margarine until mixture is crumbly.

  • Remove pie from oven after 30 minutes and sprinkle streusel topping over custard. Return to oven and bake for an additional 40 to 50 minutes, until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

549 calories; protein 5.9g 12% DV; carbohydrates 80.4g 26% DV; fat 23.9g 37% DV; cholesterol 135.9mg 45% DV; sodium 276.3mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2004
Good flavor but WAY too sweet even though I cut back on the sugar after reading the reviews. I used 1 cup of sugar in the custard and scant measurements of the other sugars. Also the butter is not needed with cooking the apples. I only used 1 Tablespoon and it was fine and the next time I make this i will either use 1/2 tablespoon or maybe none at all. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/08/2009
I'm not sure how anyone gets past the overwhelming sweetness to award this recipe so highly. I love sweet and this was just too much for me; even my kids who are sugar crazed couldn't finish a small piece. I tried to scrape the topping off just to salvage the pie but even then it was still difficult to stomach. I think if I made it again I would leave off the topping(or cut sugar amounts in half) and use 1/4 cup sugar on the apples and 1 cup sugar in the custard. I'm wanting to give the recipe 2 stars but feel that the pie would be really good if the sugar wasn't such a problem. Read More
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150 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 109
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2004
Good flavor but WAY too sweet even though I cut back on the sugar after reading the reviews. I used 1 cup of sugar in the custard and scant measurements of the other sugars. Also the butter is not needed with cooking the apples. I only used 1 Tablespoon and it was fine and the next time I make this i will either use 1/2 tablespoon or maybe none at all. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2005
I made a few tweaks and the pie turned out very well. I softened the granny smiths in half the sugar and no butter. I used only one cup sugar in the custard and omitted the topping. mmmm so good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2006
Saturday night I won an apple pie baking contest at Pumplefest 2006 with this pie!! It is soooo yummy! I have another one in the oven right now because I didn't really get to have any! The only things I changed were adding a little extra apples (beware the custard will make it overflow if you add more than the rec. 2 apples) and I split all the cinn with some nutmeg too.:) It was a clear crowd favorite and so easy to make! Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2006
I am famous within my large family for my pies and have made hundreds of different varities. When I made this for the family all proclaimed that THIS was the best pie I had ever made. Truly a keeper!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2005
SwEEt!!! This recipe calls for way too much sugar!!! For the apples I used only 1/8 cup of butter and 2 tablespoons of sugar. I figured that apples are already sweet on its own. And I only made half of the buttermilk custard with just 1/2 cup of sugar. It was the perfect amount to fill an 8" pie. In addition I strained the custard to get a smoother texture.....and the pie turned out nicely! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2005
This pie is delicious and very different. Just what I was looking for. The recipe makes enough of the buttermilk custard for 2 pies. Next time I will double the apples and make 2 pies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2004
I made this pie for Thanksgiving and everyone thought it was delicious. It was very sweet but very good. My only concern was that it did not slice like a pie. I expected a firm custard. We sp-ooned it out instead. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
My family loved this pie! It was different and I will definitely make this again. I used 3 apples instead of 2 because they were small and luckily had room for all of the filling and topping. I did bake it 5 minutes longer than in the directions and it still was not completely set in the center when it finally came out but it still tasted great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2007
This is a wonderful pie very good. I will change it some next time I make it. Way too much butter in the recipie a little greasy with not enough apple. but we still love it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/08/2009
I'm not sure how anyone gets past the overwhelming sweetness to award this recipe so highly. I love sweet and this was just too much for me; even my kids who are sugar crazed couldn't finish a small piece. I tried to scrape the topping off just to salvage the pie but even then it was still difficult to stomach. I think if I made it again I would leave off the topping(or cut sugar amounts in half) and use 1/4 cup sugar on the apples and 1 cup sugar in the custard. I'm wanting to give the recipe 2 stars but feel that the pie would be really good if the sugar wasn't such a problem. Read More
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