2 pounds ( approximately 6 cups) apples, cored, peeled, sliced thin
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp white whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2 tbsp butter, melted
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup cold butter
1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds
Place oven rack in lowest position and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the apple slices and the 2 tablespoons of flour. Combine the syrup and melted butter; pour over apples and mix together well. Transfer apples to the unbaked pie shell.
In a medium bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon; cut in cold butter until crumbly. Toss in the nuts and sprinkle mixture over the apples. Bake 10 minutes then reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees and bake another 35 minutes or until a golden brown.
Cool slightly before cutting to serve. This pie is delicious served warm.
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