Apple Butterscotch Crumb Pie Recipe

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This cute little pie has a nice butterscotch flavor without being too sweet. It's a satisfying meal-ender for any season.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 4 teaspoons water
  • 1 cup thinly sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 791 calories, 42g fat (24g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 401mg sodium, 95g carbohydrate (57g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Shape into two balls; roll into two 6-1/2-in. circles. Transfer to two 5-in. pie plates. Trim pastry 1/2 in. beyond edge; flute edges. Set aside.
  3. Place apples in a small bowl; sprinkle with the lemon juice, flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Toss to combine. Spoon into pastry shell. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven.
  4. For topping, melt butterscotch chips and butter in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in flour with a fork until crumbly. Sprinkle over top of apple mixture. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until apples are tender. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Apple Butterscotch Crumb Pie in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p302

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