I received this pie from our dear friends the Searle's after the birth of Charlie. Funny enough, my two favorite pie recipes are pies that I received after having babies! Maybe that makes them sentimental, but we love this pie so much, even I like to make and eat it! (And that is saying something!)
In one bowl, mix 11/2 cups flour, 1 1/2 tsp.sugar and 1 tsp. salt.
In a second bowl, mix 1/2 cup vegetable oil, and 2 Tbls. Cold milk. (I make this recipe 1 and 1/2 times because I have a Pampered Chef deep dish pan.)
Press mixture in a 9" pie pan with a fork and your fingers.
Peel and slice apples. (8 Granny Smith- I use 9 or 10)
Mix 4 Tbsp. Flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon in a bowl until it looks like sand.
Mix apples and dry mixture until the apples are fully covered. (Again, I use 1 and 1/2 times because of the depth of my pan.)
Mix 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl.
Melt 1/2 cup butter and stir into bowl.
Drop this mixture on to the top. (I make this mixture 1 1/2 times because I loooove it! However, I don't increase the butter because I feel like it doesn't home up as well.
Put apples in pie crust with topping on top. Place pan in brown paper bag and staple closed across the front. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours! The most delicious apple pie ever!