Fall is right around the corner which means cooler weather, beautiful color, football, and apples!!  Visiting a local orchard is always fun, and we’re sure to bring home some crisp, juicy, sweet apple, perfect for baking and eating!

You  may remember those “impossible” pies that were very popular starting way back in the ’80s.  You know, the ones with no crust, and you mix them up in the blender.  Well, my favorite one is probably the French Apple Pie!  It’s a combination egg custard and apple pie with a streusel topping!  What a  treat it is!  Why not give it a try?

French Apple Pie

6 cups peeled, cored, sliced apples (firm varieties are more suitable for baking…I used Fuji apples in this pie)
1-1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup whole milk
2 eggs
2 tablespoons softened butter (for best results use butter rather than a substitute)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup baking mix, such as Bisquick

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Mix apples with spices and turn into a greased 10″ pie plate.
Combine remaining ingredients in blender for 15 seconds.  If using an electric mixer blend for 1 minute.  Pour mixture over apples.  Sprinkle streusel over top of pie.  Bake for 55-65 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. (My pie took longer,  but my pie pan was 9 1/2″, so keep checking it)

Streusel Topping:
1 cup baking mix
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons firm butter

Mix until crumbly.