Brown Butter Creamy Apple Pie

Total Time
3hrs 40mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs 10 mins

A Pillsbury Bakeoff Recipe from Lola Nebel of Cambridge, MN. Sounds like a nice alternative to the traditional apple pie. Perfect for holiday baking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 400°F Place cookie sheet in oven to heat. In 1-quart saucepan, cook 1/4 cup butter over medium heat, stirring constantly, until melted and lightly browned. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  2. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup granulated sugar and the egg with wire whisk until light and fluffy. Beat in 2 tablespoons flour and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in cooled butter. Gently stir in apples. Pour into crust-lined pan.
  3. In medium bowl, stir together all streusel ingredients except butter. With pastry blender or fork, cut in 1/4 cup butter until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over apples. Place pie on cookie sheet in oven.
  4. Bake 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and cover edge of crust with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning. Bake 40 to 50 minutes longer or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown. Cool 2 hours.
  5. In small bowl, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add remaining topping ingredients; beat until stiff peaks form. Pipe or spoon onto pie.
Most Helpful

Super easy pie to make. Great flavor. I think that the filling needs some cinnamon other than that its fantastic. I will make again. I think the hotter it is the better it taste. Everyone enjoyed. Thanks for posting I made for 123 hits.

barefootmommawv January 18, 2009

This is a very good apple pie. I used a homemade pie crust but everything else was the same. It baked perfectly in about 50 or so minutes for me. I did bake mine at 375 degrees because I find that baking at 400 degrees is just too much for my oven - the crust and the streusel topping would get too brown. Thanks for sharing!

Lainey6605 December 30, 2008

Thanks this came out perfect, tasty and healthy!
I used a homemade whole meal four pie crust, apples from the garden and for the streusel I used whole meal flour as well. For the topping I simply dotted some whipping cream and little cinnamon.
The cinnamon quantity was enough for me as I'm using strong cinnamon that in bought in Greece which much better than the cinnamon in usual shops.

I used a 32 cm round pie mold. As wirh this size the pie was thinner, I baked it totally only 55 minutes. Thanks for posting this recipe. Done for PRMR!

awalde September 19, 2011