Rocco DiSpirito's Apple Pie

This country was built on apple pie with a very flaky crust, thanks to an abundance of lard or vegetable shortening. Instead of an overly caloric full-blown crust, this lightened-up pie has a crumbly Brown Betty-type topping. When you pulse the topping mixture, don't overmix or it will be tough -- not melt-in-your-mouth tender. If you must serve ice cream with this pie, look for a low-cal alternative. The usual scoop of "a la mode" adds 250 to 350 calories.Full Story
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