Reena’s Sour Cream Apple Pie

1 unbaked 9 inch pie crust
¾ cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
⅛ teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
4 cups diced apples (about 5 small apples)
⅓ cup sugar
⅓ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cardamom powder
¼ cup chilled butter, diced

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Press the pie crust into and up the sides of a 9 inch pie plate

Step 2: In a medium bowl, stir together 3/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons of flour, and salt. Mix in the sour cream, egg and vanilla until smooth. Add apples, and stir to coat. Scrape the mixture into the pie shell.

Step 3: Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue baking for 30 minutes more.

Step 4: While the pie is baking, prepare the topping in a medium bowl. Stir together 1/3 cup of flour, 1/3 cup sugar, and cardamom. Rub in the butter with fingertips until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.

Step 5: After the 30 minute bake time has passed, cover the top of the pie with the crumb topping, and continue to bake for 10 minutes, or until topping is lightly browned and apples are tender. Allow the pie to cool, then refrigerate until chilled before serving.