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Apple Crumble Pie Recipe
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Apple Crumble Pie Recipe

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Vera Brouwer of Maurice, Iowa shares this lovely crumb-topped pie. "It's easy to make, and we like the chunky apple filling," says this grandmother of five.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 5 cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 5 medium)

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 353 calories, 19 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 197 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Refrigerate while preparing topping and filling.
  2. For topping, in a small bowl, mix sugar and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. For filling, in a large bowl, mix sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add apples and toss to coat. Transfer to pastry-lined pie plate. Sprinkle with topping.
  3. Bake 10 minutes. Reduce oven setting to 375°. Bake 40-45 minutes or until topping is browned and apples are tender. Cover edge loosely with foil during the last 15 minutes if needed to prevent overbrowning. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 10 servings.
Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches): Combine 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 tsp. salt; cut in 1/2 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-5 Tbsp. ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
Originally published as Apple Crumble Pie in Taste of Home August/September 1995, p67

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 353 calories, 19 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 197 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 29, 2015

"Even though I have my own crumble recipe, I thought I would give this a try as I prefer no oats in my topping. I find the topping ratios flawed - knew it wasn't right as I was measuring out the topping ingredients. 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup butter does not yield a CRUMBLY mix. Rather what I got was a very wet & sticky buttery dough/paste. Have to agree with dory1126 here. Definitely won't make again."

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2015

"oh! my!! this Pie! was great!! made this for a wkend family get together! got so many compliments!! will make it again1 PS> add icecream too yum!"

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2015

"this was an awesome pie recipe! It was easy and yummy!"

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2015

"This is great quick apple pie recipe, that's a must-know for those that love apple pie. It goes together in no time and makes a nice change from a traditional double crust pie. I served it to a group of friends who raved about it's flavor. Personally, I'll cut back on the nutmeg the next time because it's not my favorite spice, but otherwise, I thought it was great. A tip for novice cooks: chop the apples in relatively small pieces of the same size to make sure they cook evenly."

Reviewed Jul. 21, 2015 Edited Jul. 22, 2015

"This is a good, basic apple pie recipe. One every cook should have in their recipe box. The topping has good flavor but we prefer the texture of a brown sugar, oatmeal crumble."

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