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Apple Crumb Pie

This apple crumb pie is to die for! If you love apple pie you have got to try this out. I am a sucker for crumb topping. And this pie is super easy to make.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Cooling Time45 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttery, flaky, fruit, sweet
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 411kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • 9-inch pie pan
  • Bowls
  • Fork
  • Whisk
  • Pastry blender
  • Aluminum foil
  • sheet pan


Pie Filling

  • 6 to 8 Granny Smith apples any tart apple really peeled and sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour plain (32g)
  • 1/3 cup of white granulated sugar 65g
  • 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon 4g
  • 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg 2g
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice 15ml
  • 2g pinch of lemon zest (optional)

Crumb Topping

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour plain (128g)
  • 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar 100g
  • 1/2 cup of white granulated sugar 100g
  • 1 1/2 tsp. of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter 115g

Pie Crust

  • 1 - 9 inch pie crust homemade or frozen store-bought


  • If you are using a homemade pie crust make that first, or take a frozen one out of the freezer. Use a 9-inch pie plate.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the dry filling ingredients, the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and optional lemon zest.
  • Wash and peel the apples. Then core and cut them into thin slices no more than 1/8th of an inch thick. Place the apple slices in a large bowl and pour the lemon juice over them. Then sprinkle on the dry filling mixture and stir until all the apples are evenly coated.
  • Make the crumb topping by adding the flour, white sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon to a bowl and mixing them together. Then add the softened butter and mix with a fork or pastry blender until it resembles large crumbs.
  • Place the pie crust and pie pan on top of a sheet pan. This is optional but helps when taking the pie out of the oven. Layer the slices of coated apples in the crust, until it is mounded. Don't just dump all the apples in, that creates too many air pockets. Then sprinkle the apple crumb topping on top evenly.
    Bake the pie for 15 minutes at 450 F/232 C. Then cover with foil and reduce the heat to 350 F/176 C. and bake for 45 to 55 minutes until golden brown on top.
  • Once the pie comes out of the oven allow it to cool for 45 minutes or so before serving it. Enjoy!



List of nutritional ingredients for apple crumb pie