Recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine

Apple Betty "Granola" with Banana Creme

Getting reviews...
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 2 hr 40 min
  • Prep: 45 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 55 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

For the crust:

For the filling and topping:

For the banana creme:

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Combine the flour and salt in a bowl. Add the shortening, and cut in with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. With a fork, stir in just enough water to bind the dough. Gather into a ball and transfer to a lightly floured surface. Roll out to about 1/8-inch thick. Transfer to a 9-inch pie pan and trim to leave a 1/2-inch overhang. Fold the overhang under for a double thickness. Flute the edge with your fingers. Refrigerate.
  3. For the filling and topping:
  4. Peel, core and slice the apples into a mixing bowl. Add lemon juice and stir to coat apples. In a separate small bowl, mix together the cornstarch, salt, and just 1/3 cup of the sugar (reserving the rest for the topping). Add the sugar mixture to the apples and stir to blend.
  5. For the crumb topping, combine the remaining sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter in a bowl. Blend with your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  6. Spoon the fruit filling into the pie shell. Sprinkle the crumbs lightly and evenly over the top. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F. Cover the top of the pie loosely with a sheet of foil, and continue baking until browned, 35 to 40 minutes more.
  7. In a large saucepan mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt and blend well, before putting on stovetop. Gradually whisk in milk and vanilla extract until combined, then whisk egg yolks in until no yellow streaks remain. Bring to a simmer over low heat whisking to keep smooth. Remove pan from heat, add bananas, and blend using an immersion blender. Finish by whisking in butter.
  8. Serve pie topped with banana creme and garnished with mint chiffonnade.

Choose a topic to find related recipes.

Fudge Factor

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

How-To: Chocolate Cream Puffs

Make this classic and elegant French dessert using our step-by-step guide.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

Valentine's Day Four-Ingredient Dessert Feb 12, 2013

By: Cameron Curtis

The best part of this Valentine's Day dessert? It requires only four ingredients: chocolate, butter, eggs and sugar.

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

Easy Gift Idea: Chocolate-Covered Toffee Feb 7, 2013

Looking for an easy gift idea? Cooking Channel's recipe for Chocolate-Covered Toffee is just the ticket. A touch of coffee in the …

Nostalgic, Old-Fashioned and Retro Candy and Candy Bars

Take a sweet trip down memory lane by ogling these old-school candy bars and confections.

Meatless Monday: Chocolate For Dinner Feb 13, 2012

By: Michelle Buffardi

Celebrate Meatless Monday and Valentine's Day (a day early) with Bobby Flay's Poached Eggs in Mole Sauce.

How to Make Truffles

Learn how to make a chocolate lover's favorite treat: the classic truffle made from smooth chocolate ganache.

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.