Apple Crumble Pie Recipe
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Apple Crumble Pie Recipe

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The crumb topping of this pie is awesome, which may explain why dessert always disappears fast. Or maybe it's the chunky apple filling. Either way, it's a family tradition. —Vera Brouwer, Maurice, Iowa
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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: 353 calories, 19g fat (12g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 197mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g 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

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CookingUSA User ID: 7138853 239722
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2015

"This pie was really good. At first I thought the nutmeg was a bit much as I was making it, and I was skeptical of using regular white sugar (instead of brown sugar) for the topping--but it turned out superb."

misscoffeepot User ID: 7519492 238187
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

"not sure why some folks had a problem with the topping , it worked great for me. I used a food processor for a short cut to make the crumbs, and you have to be sure to bake long enough, I think it was closer to 60 min for me. If you do not bake long enough the topping will not crisp up. My son-in-law informed me he is not that crazy for pie, but when I made this for Thanksgiving-he had two pieces. The topping was crisp and sugary. The filling not too sweet. I could have added one more Tbl flour as my apples were juicy- but I would give this pie and excellent rating."

jj635dec User ID: 8285473 236254
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2015

"Did not like the topping! I prefer brown sugar topping mixture.."

[email protected] User ID: 8106224 235199
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015


swiss-angel User ID: 4619237 233670
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."

debpenns User ID: 5553562 230464
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!"

deb9962 User ID: 6353234 230427
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2015

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

PageRD User ID: 5881442 230172
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."

angela32 User ID: 3084463 229936
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."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 229910
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2015

"This recipe was extraordinary!! My husband's favorite dessert is Apple pie And I always use the same recipe so he wasn't sure about this. Needless to say he almost ate the whole pie himself!"

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