Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

When I make apple pie, this is the recipe that I usually use, it always turns out great ---prep time does not include preparing the pastry.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line the bottom of a deep dish pie plate with pastry, flute edges.
  2. Peel and slice apples thinly and place in a bowl.
  3. Squeeze the lemon juice over the sliced apples; toss to coat with the juice.
  4. Then mix in the 3 tablespoons sour cream, mix well; set aside.
  5. Prepare the crumb topping.
  6. To make the crumb topping: in a small bowl mix the flour and sugar together; cut in the cold butter until crumbly.
  7. In another small bowl, mix the 1-1/2 tablespoon flour, 1/3 cup sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  8. Pour the flour mixture over the apples; toss well to coat.
  9. Spoon the apple mixture into prepared pie shell.
  10. Drizzle with the 3 tablespoons melted butter.
  11. Sprinkle with the crumb topping.
  12. Place the pie on a foil-lined cookie sheet (too catch any spills).
  13. Bake on the lowest oven rack position at 375 degrees for approximately 1 hour, or until the filling is bubbly and apples feel soft.
  14. **Note** if you find that the topping is browning too much, cover lightly with foil.


Most Helpful

I'm normally a huge Kitten fan but I gotta say this one didn't do it for our family. It just needs more- more sugar, more cinnamon, more nutmeg...maybe some brown sugar in the crumb topping. We thought it was far to tart and a little on the bland side as far as the spices go. I used Kittencal's No-Fail Buttery Flaky Pie Pastry/Crust for the first time (for the bottom crust) and I think it is definitely a keeper!

Brenda October 19, 2011

So delicious! Had some apples to use up and decided to try this and we really loved it! I had 5 apples, which worked perfectly. Now I'm thinking this would be a nice addition to our Christmas dessert spread. Thank you for another great recipe!

MarlaM December 20, 2008

Perfect apple pie, kittencal! I used honeycrisp apples and melted the butter for the crumb topping (it's easier for me) and added some oats to it.

newmama December 03, 2008

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