Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Butterscotch Valentine's Day Apple Pie

Butterscotch Valentine's Day Apple Pie

2 c quick-cooking rolled oats
1/2 ts ground cinnamon
1/2 c margarine, melted
1/4 c brown sugar
4 ea large cooking apples
1/4 c water
1/4 c light corn syrup
1 x Apple juice
1/4 c brown sugar
2 tb cornstarch
1/2 ts salt
1/2 ts ground cinnamon
2 tb margarine
1/2 c heavy cream
1/2 ts finely grated orange
1/4 c crushed peanut brittle
1 x rind

Combine oats, cinnamon, margarine and brown sugar in medium mixing bowl. Mix well.

Pat into 9-inch pie pan.

Bake in preheated 350F oven for 15 minutes., or until golden brown. Cool.

Peel, core and slice apples.

In a large saucepan, combine apples, water and corn syrup.

Cover and cook gently until apples are tender, but not mushy.

Drain off liquid, measure it and add apple juice to make 2/3 cup.

In another saucepan, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, salt and cinnamon. Stir in the 2/3 cup apple liquid. Add margarine. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Fold in cooked apple slices.

Pour filling into baked and cooled pie crust. Cool before adding topping.

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