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Apple Crumble Pie Recipe

Apple Crumble Pie Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD: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)


  • 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.

Recipe Note

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.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 353 calories, 19g fat (12g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 197mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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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!"

Valles1996 User ID: 8448786 229526
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015

"LOVE this recipe! The best apple pie I have ever made and so easy too. I did add about a cup of quick oats to the crumb topping and instead of the separate spices, I just used 1 tsp. of pumpkin spice. Will definitely be making this one for the holidays! P.S. Don't forget the vanilla ice cream!"

dory1126 User ID: 8330901 224593
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2015

"I used this recipe because of the rave reviews...but it is terrible. The crumb topping was wet, not crumbly, and it was like eating a mouthful of sugar...which wouldn't be so bad, except the pie was also super sweet. Never making this again."

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 221428
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2015 Edited Jul. 20, 2015

"I prepared this recipe for the Crumbs Ingredient Challenge! I did adjust recipe by using 1/2 packed brown sugar and 1/2 granulated sugar in the filling and for crumb topping, I used: 1/2 packed brown sugar and 1/2 granulated sugar. I used 1/4 cup of margarine to conserve my butter supply and I used 1 tsp. ground cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg to make a spicy crumb topping! I kept the amount of butter OR margarine at 1/4 cup so that way I'd have JUST the amount of crumbs needed! I did bake the pie as specified for 10 minutes @ 400o F., then at 375o F. for 45 minutes until topping was lightly browned. I used prepared pastry shells which I'd thawed 15 minutes at room temperature, then put in zip-lock plastic

gallon-sized food bags in my refrigerator to stay fresh until used! Thank you for this recipe! I'd received word that this recipe was one of the selections to prepare! This recipe is a must know recipe in that I found it very simple to prepare and I had shared the pie with friends who really enjoyed it. I'm very glad to have found this recipe and certainly it is a REAL keeper for me!

282778 User ID: 1442442 39
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"I made this pie for Thanksgiving and many came back for seconds. It was the first of my 5 desserts to be devoured. My uncle, who is a self described apple pie expert, said it was one of the best apple pies he has ever had. I used a deep-dish pie pan so I increased the ingredients by 50% and sliced, not diced, the apples. I also sliced the pie into small (16) servings since most people eat several different desserts on Thanksgiving and prefer smaller servings. The topping makes this pie extra special and impressive. Very minimal work yields a beautiful and delicious pie. So happy I found this recipe."

tonsofcooking User ID: 8110691 82
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"Great recipe! I did not peel nor dice the apples; just sliced thinly. I baked it at 350 for 55 minutes, & it was cooked to perfection!"

Ericalovestobake User ID: 7999530 61
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2014 Edited Oct. 1, 2015

"This is one of the best apple pies I have made! Absolutely delicious, easy, and everyone loved it.

Update to my review: I just can't understand how some of the reviewer's pie topping is. Described as "wet"! I followed this recipe exactly as written and my crumble is crispy and delicious."

cindiak User ID: 221828 297
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

"Excellent pie. Very close to a recipe I use. Very simple and delicious!"

Topdogbullies User ID: 7433922 8
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

"Great recipe , easy to do and family and friends rave about it!"

lisamc User ID: 304985 104
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012

"My favorite apple pie!"

Cahira User ID: 1835249 246
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2012


foreverfarm1 User ID: 2917277 188
Reviewed May. 14, 2012

"I do this pie for my specialty catering and its a big hit - I also use the crumb topping on other fruit pies and people just love it. Of course Ihave a secret ingredient Iput into the topping..."

annemg User ID: 1320625 83
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"Made this for Thanksgiving. It was the hit! I was told I would be assigned apple pie from now on."

corbetto821 User ID: 4996742 81
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011 Edited Aug. 18, 2015

"This pie was incredible! Everyone loved it!"

kat83 User ID: 2934264 175
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"This is sooo delicious! Love it"

Ireen User ID: 5822935 38
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"So delicious! I used 4 large apples. I reduced the sugar a little bit on the fillings. The crumbles on yummy! Thanks for this recipe"

vewebber58 User ID: 998755 7
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2011

"Nothing much to say except that this pie is absolutely delicious!"

doreensanzone User ID: 1270959 184
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

"I've made this pie for years. Everyone loves it. It's a no-fail recipe. easy and yummy. The house smells SO good when it's baking!"

sueriley User ID: 2193051 6
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2008 Edited Aug. 18, 2015



teresaballantyne User ID: 975266 174
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2008 Edited Aug. 18, 2015

"Delicious! I've made several batches of just the pie filling, and have frozen them in individual pie plates. Once frozen, I move the frozen pie filling into a freezer bag for storage. Can't wait to make apple pies this fall!"

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