Ingredients! It seems like a lot, but it's really not!
Beat together the cake mix and butter until blended.
Add the walnuts to the mixture.
Spray your pan with Pam!
Make sure you wash your hands! I was them in between each step.
Time to prepare the filling! First step, core the apple! (I peeled them, after this first one, before coring it. Much easier!)
Apples all sliced and ready to go!
Mix everything together! It should smell super yummy.
NOW! I used a pan that was too big, so it spread out too much and tasted/seemed more like a bread pudding. It was delicious, however I was not a big fan. I decided that the filling itself was very yummy. So, I just made a regular pie with the filling...adding pears to the mixture.
I added the top dough and cut a traditional "star" in the top.
Let's measure out everything!
-2 cups yellow cake mix (not the super-moist kind...which I used. Perhaps a reason my pie was more of a bread pudding?)
-6 tablespoons butter
-1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
-3 apples; peeled, cored and thinly sliced.
-2 tablespoons of lemon juice (in my traditional pie, I used the juice of one fresh lemon)
-1/2 cup of apricot jam (I used preserves)
-1/2 cup raisins (optional)
-3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
-4 tablespoons white sugar
-1 cup sour cream
-3 tablespoons white sugar
-1 teaspoon vanilla