Greek yogurt, what? I was thrown off by this combo, too, when I first heard about it. I wanted to make a pie for my parents so I asked my dad what he wanted. “Sour cream apple pie.” If there was a thought-bubble above my head it would have said ??????. I’d never heard of such a thing! Then Google provided all the answers I needed. There are tons of sour cream apple/blueberry/blackberry/boisenberry pie recipes!
I decided to go with a Dutch apple pie recipe, which means there’s a streusel topping instead of a pie crust on top. I didn’t have sour cream so I used greek yogurt and it is delicious! The pie is super moist and all I have to say is mmmmmmmmmmm.
But wait! The story doesn’t stop here. I had left over dough and filling, so in a flash of inspiration I pulled out the mini-tart pans and went to work. The leftover apple slices were too big for mini-tart pans so in another flash of inspiration (I was on a roll. I felt like I was in Chopped kitchen with Ted Allen watching me), I thought I could emulsify the apples into some sort of apple custard. I tried it with an electric handmixer. No good. Just splatters everywhere. Tried a blender. That kind-of-but-mostly-didn’t work. The apples were more chopped up than before and small enough to fit into the mini-tart pans. Time flew and before I knew it I had 5 pans on my hands.
And finally, I want to thank one of my closest friends for the mini-pie dishes. They are adorable and mean so much to me. She gave them to me after my dad was diagnosed with MSA and decided to make my dad pie’s as often as possible. I love her for it. Thank you.
Source: Adapted from Simply Recipes
1 cup sour cream or greek yogurt
2/3 cup sugar
2 T. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3 1/2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, sliced thin
1 9″ (or mini-pie dishes) unbaked pie shell, frozen or chilled in the freezer for at least 30 minutes (store-bought or homemade)
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400
1. Beat together sour cream or yogurt, sugar, flour, salt, vanilla and egg (can beat by hand) in a large bowl. Add apples, mixing carefully to coat well.
2. Put filling into a pie shell and bake at 400 degrees initially for 25 min.
3. While pie is cooking, mix together topping ingredients in one bowl
4. Remove from oven and sprinkle with topping. Bake for and additional 20 more minutes.
5. Let cool before serving