Grated Apple Pie with Streusel Topping
recipe from Lisa@ The Cutting Edge of Ordinary (thanks to Kathy for sharing!)

1- 10 inch unbaked pie shell (you know me - little red box never lets me down)

6 medium apples, firm and crisp
½ cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons unsifted, all purpose flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Streusel Topping
½ cup unsifted, all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature

Peel, core and coarsely grate the apples with a box grater. Mix the apples with the granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons of flour and lemon juice. Set aside.

To make the streusel topping: Combine the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt. Press out any lumps with your hands. Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. I just used my hands to crumble it.

Spoon the apples into an unbaked pie shell and top with the streusel topping.

Bake at 400 for 10 minutes and lower the oven to 375 and bake for 25 to 30 minutes longer, or until the filling is bubbly and topping is browned.

Notes: The original recipe called for unpeeled apples. I peeled mine. If you think your apple skins are on the thinner side you could leave the peel on.

You don’t need to core or quarter the apples either. After I peeled mine I grated them whole on the box grater. I just grated each side till I reached the core, turned and repeated until the whole apple was grated. It was easy. Just watch your knuckles!