Line your pie plate or pan with the pie pastry. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Make the filling by combining the sugar and flour. Add the sour cream, vanilla, salt and beaten egg. Beat all this together until you have a nice lump-free filling.
Then, stir in the finely chopped apples and combine very well. Pour into your unbaked pie pastry and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes; then, turn down the heat to 325 degrees and bake for another 30 minutes. Remove from the oven.
While this is baking, combine and mix together the sugar, cinnamon, flour and butter. You’ll get a nice, crumbly streusel. Spread this over the pie and return to the 325-degree oven for another 20 minutes.
Let cool before slicing and serving. This is good as cold leftover pie, too – if you’re lucky enough to have leftovers.
For the comically-inclined, Dave Kessler will perform onstage at Morty’s Comedy Joint, 3625 E. 96th St. in Indianapolis, on Oct. 18 at 8:30 p.m. (317-848-5500). Mention his name at the ticket counter and you can get in for only $5.
He is going for the “Best Entertainer in the Universe – Indianapolis Area” title; this is a PG-18 show. Dave says: “Anybody who shows up and cheers for me will be remembered in my will.” (Overly literal readers should bear in mind he is a comedian.)
Readers with questions or comments for Dave may write to him in care of this publication.