If you are craving apple pie but don’t have the time to make a crust, this is the pie for you! It’s delicious, tastes as good as any apple pie I’ve had, and is really, really easy. The baking time, as with most apples pies, will depend on the thickness of the apples slices. My most recent version took well over an hour because of rather thick slices; still the wait was worth it!

4 T butter or coconut oil, melted; or 4 T vegetable oil
1/2 – 3/4 c brown sugar
3/4 c whole wheat pastry flour
1 t cinnamon or apple pie spice
2 T chopped walnuts or pecans, optional
2 T shredded coconut, optional
6 – 8 c thinly sliced apples, peeled if you like
1 T (fresh) lemon juice, optional

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine melted butter with all ingredients except apples. Spread half of the crumb mixture evenly over the bottom of a 10″ pie plate.

2. Add apple slices to pie plate, mounding up as needed to fill the pan. Drizzle all over with lemon juice, if using. Sprinkle remaining half of the crumb mixture over the apples, trying to cover as much of the apples as possible.

3. Bake anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour, possible a bit longer, until the apples are cooked and bubbling. Allow to cool some before serving.