My Whiskey Apple Pie

There is nothing quite like this amazing Whiskey Apple Pie. Its a mix of a pie and your favorite cobbler with a crunchy steel oat crumb topping. I have been loving these steel cut oats lately. My husband bought them by accident (isn’t that always how it goes) and I’m a fan. They have a nice crunch to them after baking and in my opinion it’s everything that an apple crumb pie is missing accompanied by some creamy vanilla ice cream. Now I didn’t get that far with my picture-taking because I simply just couldn’t wait!

Whenever I create any recipe with apples I always use an assortment of apples so you get a nicely balanced taste. For today I used a Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, McIntosh, Gala & Empire.  Here it is!

Whiskey Apple Pie Recipe

  • 5-6 chopped Apples
  • ¼ cup whiskey
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped salted butter
  • Extra sprinkles of ground cloves over top of mixture
  • Pre-made deep dish crust

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Toss together the 1st 7 ingredients. Place butter on top. Hit with cloves

Crumble topping

  • 3 tablespoons of cold chopped salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons of steel cut oats

Fork together and then gently combine with your hands. Place over top of the pie and put on baking sheet in case it runs over. Bake at 375 degrees for 60 minutes.

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The top will be a warm golden brown that is slightly hard with an ooey gooey caramel like filling surrounding the edge. YUM!Photo Nov 06, 3 11 31 PMServe warm with vanilla ice cream.


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Amy’s Burgundy Stew served over Parmesan Polenta…

This is a fantastic stew for those cold winter months made with red wine, fresh rosemary, and thyme. Not only is this a fool proof recipe, but your house will smell amazing!! And that makes everyone happy including you. 🙂

Amy’s Wine Stew (Time: 4 hours) (1/2 hour prep) Servings 2-3

  • 1 lb Stew Meat
  • 4 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 bag baby carrots
  • 1/2 red onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup burgundy or any red wine (reserve 1/2 cup for finish)
  • 3 cups Beef broth (reserve 1 cup for finish)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary (taken off the sprig)
  • 2 sprigs of thyme (taken off the sprig)
  • 3 tablespoons of flour for dredge
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1-1/2 cup of small brown mushrooms
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • crusty bread for dipping

Parmesan Polenta: (Follow box or bag instructions for ratio)

  • Polenta (box)
  • 1/2 cup parmesan
  • drizzle of maple syrup

Add olive oil to pot. Place flour in small bowl. Lightly dredge each piece of meat into flour shaking off any excess and placing in pot. Work in 2 batches. Crowding the pan will reduce the heat which don’t want because then your meat won’t form the crust that holds the moisture in. You want a nice golden brown skin on each of the sides being careful not to cook the meat fully through. Lightly season each batch with salt. imgp1070

Place the cooked meat into a slow cooker on high. Add the fresh rosemary.


Meanwhile in the same pot you cooked the meat, add in the tablespoon of butter, scraping up any meat drippings. (We can’t let those go to waste. ) 😉 Add in the carrots and lightly saute until golden.


Next add in the onion and fresh thyme cooking another minute until onions are fragrant. Lightly season with salt and add to the slow cooker.


Add the garlic, brown sugar, beef broth, & wine. Lightly season once more with salt and cook for 1 hour on high.


After an hour, reduce the setting to low heat and cook for 3 more hours.


1 hour before serving, add the mushrooms, dijon mustard, and depending on much broth you like the reserved wine and beef broth.

Serve over Parmesan Polenta. 🙂


The polenta is oh so creamy with the rich wonderful broth and the meat melts in your mouth. I hope you enjoy.


Bon Appetite!


Miss Amy

5 Things That Make Me Happy in My Minimalist Home!

Hello Everyone, my 2nd video is up – The 5 Things that make me Happy in my Minimalist Home. I got so much positive feedback on my 1st video, I decided to continue the series and create my 2nd video. As promised I introduce you to my pet dove Angel and share with you my favorite items in the home.

Thanks all for watching. I hope you all enjoy! 🙏💛


Miss Amy

Minimalism and the Home

Hi Everyone,

I’m super excited to share with you my YouTube video about the Home and Minimalim. I’ve gained so much knowledge throughout my life working as an interior designer and I’m finally ready to start sharing with you what I’ve learned. I have used these practices in all of my designs for years and now you can share with your family and friends. I’m planning on turning this into a YouTube series on how to simplify your life and become a happier, healthier, you!

Please post any questions you have underneath the video link and I will answer them on my next one!

Have a Happy Day!

❤ Amy