Apple Crisp Pie - Instructions Continued
heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the butter has melted and blended with the
sugar, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the apple slices and lemon juice. The apples will almost
immediate exude some juice. (Pears, if you are using them here, will exude quite a lot
of juice.) Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the apple slices are tender
and translucent and any juices have mostly evaporated, about 15 minutes. Remove from
the heat and set aside to cool for about 20 minutes, stirring once or twice.
Preheat the oven to 450 F while the apples are cooling.
Spread the apples in the prepared pie shell, then sprinkle the oatmeal topping evenly
over the fruit. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 F and continue baking
for about 30 minutes longer, until the topping and the edges of the crust are browned.
Depending on the fruit, you might also see some syrupy juices bubbling around the