1(9-inch) frozen deep-dish apple pie (double crust or old-fashioned)
1cuplight brown sugardivided use
3 1/2teapsoonscinnamondivided use
1 1/2teaspoonslemon juice
1 1/2cups chopped walnuts
You may want to serve with ice cream.
Let pie thaw at room temperature for 30 to 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small saucepan, melt the stick of butter over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, allspice, cloves and lemon juice. Stir until well blended and sugar is melted, about 3 minutes.
Make an X in the center of the top crust of the pie and fold back the crust. Pour the butter mixture evenly into the pie and then replace the crust. Leave 4 vent holes, sealing the rest of the pastry. (You may need to dampen your fingers to seal the pastry.)
Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside. Reduce heat to 325 degrees.
Prepare topping. Grate frozen butter into a medium-sized bowl. Toss the grated butter with flour, remaining sugars, remaining cinnamon and walnuts.
Carefully wrap an aluminum foil band around the edge of the pie, creating a lip to hold topping. Sprinkle topping evenly over pie.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes then serve with ice cream, if desired.