Monday, November 28, 2016

Apple Crunch Pie, Holiday Table & SING© Sweepstakes

You guys, Thanksgiving has come and gone and Christmas is on its way! How did this happen?! I hope you all had the most wonderful Thanksgiving, whatever you may have done. I've had a fabulous week with my mom in town, cooking and sightseeing. It was so nice to have her here for the holiday, and to enjoy her traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Oh yeah, I let her to all the turkey day cooking, complete with her recipes. I, however, was in charge of the desserts and decorations. I'm one of these people who enjoys a good home cooked meal but enjoys decorating the table even more. So when it came time to lay everything out on the table, I went to town. And when my kids and I were discussing what to make for dessert, I knew just what pie recipe I wanted to use. 

Apple Pie is kind of a big deal around these parts. We all love making the pie and then, of course, eating it. As a family, it's easy to get everyone involved in the baking process. With this easy Apple Pie Crunch Pie, I got all the kids in on the cooking process and it turned out perfect! 

Here's what you'll need:
  • 3 apples, cubed
  • 2/3 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup pure brown sugar
  • 1 cup Grape Nuts® cereal
  • 1/2 tbsp pure vanilla 
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 5 tbsp soft or nearly melted butter
  • 1 graham cracker pie crust
Here's what you'll do:
  • Chop and cube apples and set aside in a medium mixing bowl.
  • In another mixing bowl, mix together oats, brown sugar, and Grape Nuts® cereal.
  • Mix in the vanilla and honey, stir together, then add in the melted butter. Stir all ingredients together until blended. 
  • Pour apples into the pie crust and cover with the Grape Nuts® cereal/oat mix, creating a thick topping over the apples. 
  • Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until the top starts to lightly brown. 
  • Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes. 
  • Serve warm and enjoy!! 

Decorating for the holidays is always a treat for me. I will be honest and say that I have been slacking in that department for the last couple of month because of this last move. But I did manage to take the time to plan and design a tablescape for Thanksgiving. I wanted to use brighter colors and not the traditional deep, Autumn colors that I'm used to. I went with blue as an accent and really loved it. And Sunflowers, I mean, I love them and always have them around the house. Heidi helped me set the table and with the placement of the flowers. I find that this time to cook and decorate is such a great way to get the kids involved during the holidays. 

And let me just say, my Apple Crunch Pie was a nice addition to my table, only for about 5 minutes before we dove in a ate every last bite! Adding Grape Nuts® cereal to recipes had been a secret of mine for years. It's one of my all time favorite cereals. Right now, when you purchase participating Post Cereal Brands, like Grape Nuts®, you can enter the Sing Sweepstakes for a chance to win the $100,000 grand prize, plus the chance to instantly win lots of prizes including movie tickets, speakers and more! I bought my box of Grape Nuts® at Target because, duh, Target is my one-stop shop for everything! It was super easy to purchase and enter this great Sweepstakes. And even if I don't win, I'm going to take my family to see the new super cute movie SING© -it looks so darn cute- in theaters starting December 21st. I figure I'll try and do as many family-centric activities as possible this holiday season! 

Here is a COUPON for your next box of Grape Nuts® or Post Cereal Brands! I encourage you to get it and make this amazing Apple Crunch Pie and other new recipes using Grape Nuts® cereal! Also, I'd love to hear how you love the movie SING© once it comes out! 
Happy Holidays and enjoy the time spent doing your traditions this season!

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  1. This looks so good!! I want to try it!!!

  2. Yummy!! I love a good apple crisp and haven't thought about adding grape nuts before! Can't wait to try this out!

  3. Looks yummi...i will definitely try it.

  4. YUM! This looks delish! xx, Morgan

  5. I love Grape Nuts cereal, and I'm sure it is a delicious addition to this pie! I'm definitely going to give this one a try. Oh, and can I just say, your table is just lovely!

  6. Yum! I bet grape nuts make a really crunchy topping!

  7. Not only does everything look delicious, but the table set-up is beautiful! I love the colors of the table setting and now I am hungry:)

  8. I love Grape Nuts, so an apple dessert with Grape Nuts sounds delicious! Your table setting is beautiful especially the sunflowers, they make everything happy.

  9. If I were a pie fan, I would be all over this. Yum! I like the crunch at the top.

  10. Your pie looks and sounds so good, I'm a fan of Grape Nuts and bet it makes a wonderful topping!

  11. This pie sounds amazing! I'm going to have to give it a try.

    Jingle Jangle Jungle

  12. YUMM!! looks absolutely delicious <3

  13. YUM! Looks so good! xx, Morgan

  14. This looks absolutely scrumptious!!! Must have!!

    Meghan |

  15. This looks absolutely delicious!

  16. That looks very much like what we call Apple Crumble in the UK