Butter Crumble Apple Schnitz Pie

11/3/2015 - 2:12:31 PM

Disclosure: This featured post originally appeared on Served up With Love. This blogger has partnered with Kauffman’s Fruit Farm to review and post about products that they receive for free.

Butter Crumble Apple Schnitz Pie takes a normal apple pie to a whole new level.

As a blog ambassador for Kauffman's Fruit Farm and Market, I get to sample so many of their great products. This month we were sent Apple Schnitz to create a recipe. What better recipe than a pie, right?

"Our homemade Apple Schnitz (dried apples) is made from fresh apples, air-dried here at our market, with no additives or preservatives whatsoever. Schnitz is a great tasting, chewy, all-natural snack, and is a natural for lots of dried apple dishes and dessert favorites." - Kauffman's Fruit Farm.

Now I am just keeping it real here folks, I am all about quick and easy. With that being said, I have no problem using purchased pie crust when I need it. This time I chose to buy the pie crusts out of the freezer section. These were just regular pie crusts, not deep dish. This recipe used both of those pie crusts too. One for us, and one to share (or freeze for later)

The first thing you have to do is get these apple schnitz in some liquid to re-hydrate them. I did this by placing them in a pan of water and simmering for about an hour, until the apples are mushy. Adding the sugar, cinnamon, and the orange take these already great apples to something amazing.

But wait I didn't stop there, it is all about that butter crumble. If you are already thinking about the holidays (which will be here WAY too soon) make sure you add this to your menu. You can thank me later!

You can order Apple Schnitz from Kauffman's Fruit Farm by visiting their website. Their items arrive as if they just packaged them.

Butter Crumble Apple Schnitz Pie

1 8 ounce package of Sweet Apple Schnitz
4 Cups of water (or enough to cover the apples)
Juice and zest of one orange
1 3/4 cups of sugar
2 Tablespoons cinnamon
1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
2 frozen pie crusts

For the butter crumble:

1 stick of unsalted butter
1/3 cup of sugar
1 cup of all-purpose flour

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place your Apple Schnitz into a large pan (make sure it is big, the apples will expand as the re-hydrate)
2. Cover with water and cook on medium to low heat for about an hour. The apples we become mushy and look more like a cooked apple.
3. Remove from heat and add the sugar, juice and zest of the orange, and the cinnamon. Set aside to cool.
4. Remove the pie crusts from the freezer and allow to defrost. Prick the pie crust with a fork all over. Add in the flour to the apple mixture. (in case there is too much liquid-the flour will thicken it as it cooks)
5. Evenly distribute the apple filling among the two pie crusts. In a separate bowl, combine the butter crumble ingredients. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or a fork until combined. Place on each filled pie to the edges.
6. Place the pie on a foil lined baking sheet to collect any spills (you don't want to have to clean your oven) Bake for 30 minutes or until the butter crumble is browned but not burned.


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