Happy Holidays – A Recipe for your Family Feast

The holidays are a time for gathering; friends, family and good food are what come to mind for us. From Thanksgiving through New Years, people gather to celebrate the holidays, relying on yearly traditions and time tested recipes to make these celebrations warm and meaningful.

At Plain & Fancy, we love that our Family Style Farm Feast brings people together! We follow the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of “pass the platter” meals filled with hearty food and good conversation. Our Family Style meal was even featured on an episode of Man V. Food on the Travel Channel as a signature meal that is featured in many holiday traditions!

One of the many wonderful recipes we use for our Family Style Feast is our Sour Cream Apple Crumb Pie. It’s a fantastic dessert to make for the holidays and share with your family and friends. Make it part of your holiday tradition!

Sour Cream Apple Crumb Pie

sour cream apple crumb

Ingredients: (for pie filling)

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups peeled & sliced apples
  • 1 – 9″ pie crust

Ingredients: (for crumb topping)

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup pastry flour & 1 1/4 cup cake flour  OR 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

Directions: (for pie)

Add sour cream, sugar, salt and flour in mixing bowl. Use mixer on low speed and mix for approx 3 minutes.

Add eggs and vanilla and  mix on low speed for approx 3 minutes.

Spread sliced apples in pie crust and pour sour cream mixture over top of apples.

Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for approx 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 40-45 minutes.

Meanwhile, make crumb topping. After pie has been baking for about 35 minutes, spread topping over pie and bake until golden brown.

Directions: (for crumb topping)

Put all ingredients in bowl of a food processor with steel knife. Process in short 2 second bursts until coarse crumbs are formed.

Note: Over processing will cause loss of crumb-like texture.

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