For this recipe I wasn't in the mood to make a pie crust so I had to think of something else that I could use instead. I had apple cinnamon Cheerios on hand so I tried to make a crust out of those, and I was pretty happy with the result! As for the filling of this pie, I made it the way I usually make any apple filling by using sugar and spices. And I used a mixture of apples that weren't being eaten here.
Apple Cinnamon Cheerios
Use whatever apples you have.
Ready to go into the oven.
Apple Pie with Apple Cinnamon Cheerio and Brown Butter Crust
8 Servings | PointsPlus per Serving: 7
2 1/2 cups Apple Cinnamon Cheerios
1/4 cup unsalted butter
4 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons corn starch
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
1/4 cup salted caramel sauce
Preheat the oven to 350F and line a 8x8 glass dish with parchment.
Use a food processor to crush your cheerios, then dump them into a bowl.
Place the butter over medium high heat until it starts to bubble, foam and turn brown (see the image above). Pour the butter into the crushed cheerios and mix until well combined and crumbly.
Put the crust mixture into the prepared pan and press it down evenly. You can go up the sides a little too. Bake the crust for 10 minutes.
In the meantime, combine the apples with the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and corn starch. When the crust comes out of the oven, evenly place the apple mixture on top. Bake this for 20 minutes, then sprinkle on the turbinado sugar and bake for another 10 minutes. Your pie should be bubbling after 30 minutes and the apples should be soft.
Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before pouring on the caramel. Serve warm or let it cool completely.