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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great.


Dutch Apple Pie

Long time no see! My apologies for the long break between posts. Summer is busy and time seems to slip away so quickly. As my apology to you, I have an amazing recipe for a delicious Dutch Apple Pie. The crumb topping on this baby makes all the difference. Serve however you prefer, warm with ice cream or whipped cream, or maybe chilled from the fridge. Enjoy!

Dutch Apple Pie
Makes one pie

  • 1 homemade pie crusts or 1 ready-made pie crust
  • 5 1/2 cups peeled cored sliced cooking apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Topping:
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup butter or 1/3 cup margarine, room temperature

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. Fit pie crust into pie plate.

3. In a large bowl, mix sliced apples, lemon juice, both sugars,flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pile into crust.

4. Prepare topping:In a medium bowl, with a pastry blender or a fork, mix flour, both sugars, and butter until coarsely crumbled. Sprinkle evenly over apples.

5. Bake at 375°F for 50 minutes. (If your crust gets too brown early on, cover the edges of the pie crust with tin foil and continue baking)

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  1. Ooooh looks delish! Welcome back :)

    I totally agree with you - the crumb topping make all the difference

  3. Just wanted to let you know that somehow you have a virus on your page!!! Every time I tried to come to the page from the link on my blogger account, my Norton's pops up and says it blocked an attack. Not sure what it's from, but wanted to give you a heads up :) And I can't wait to try the pie!!

  4. Oh yum, perfect for Fall's apple picking adventures!

  5. This looks delicious! I was just given two boxes of apples from my neighbor, so was looking through your recipes to find a way to use them up. I think I found it! Thanks for asking me to link up to your party, and thanks for sharing this gorgeous pie.


    1. Thank you for stopping by Melissa. I hope you enjoy the pie :)

  6. I'll be making this for our Easter dinner dessert!

  7. Yumm! What are the best apple's to use?

    1. Apples known as 'cooking apples' are the best as they hold up better when baked. McIntosh, granny smith, etc. Here is a link with more types of cooking apples:

  8. This is the best recipe I've found for apple pie.... I love the crumb topping and how easy it is to prepare. Seriously make this recipe several times a year!

  9. This recipe was absolutely ahhmazing!

  10. Can you can/jar the apple pie filling?

    1. Sorry, I don't do a whole lot of canning at the moment. I would look up a specific recipe for canning pie filling so that you are making sure you are getting it to the correct temperature to kill any bacteria, just to be extra safe.

  11. Thanks for posting this! The site has a banner that won't go away when I try to access the site throughy phone, and I couldn't get the recipe!

    And I second the previous comment. :)

  12. We LOVE this pie! It is amazing!

  13. We made this today and it was a good pie. I used very sour apples so I only used a sprinkle of lemon juice. The filling was very tasty but I have to admit I love a lot of crust. I would've liked it better with another crust rather than the crumble topping.

  14. This is my go-to apple pie recipe. It is so good!!!


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