My Very Favorite Apple Crumb Pie

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

This is my all-time favorite recipe for apple pie. The crumb topping is so delicious and the apple filling flavor is just right. You will need a deep dish pie pan for this. The crumb topping will seem like a lot when you're putting it on but it turns out wonderful when baked. I bake my pie on a cookie sheet, lined with aluminum foil. You can use your favorite pie crust for this or try "My No Roll Pie Crust", one of my favorites for one-crust pies.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Arrange a rack in the lowest slot of your oven.
  2. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Prepare pie crust and fit into a 9-inch deep dish pie plate.
  4. Refrigerate until you are ready to add filling.
  5. For crumb topping, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and cloves in bowl.
  6. With pastry blender or your fingertips, cut in butter until crumbly.
  7. For filling, in a large bowl, toss together apples, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and cloves.
  8. Spoon filling into pie shell, mounding slightly in the center.
  9. Top filling with crumb topping.
  10. Place on foil-lined baking sheet.
  11. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
  12. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F; bake 30 minutes more, or until fruit is tender.
  13. Loosely tent pie with aluminum foil during last 20 minutes of baking.
  14. Let the pie cool for at least 1 1/2 hours.
  15. This pie can be made a day ahead.
  16. Cover pie and store at room temperature.
  17. To serve, dust with confectioners' sugar, if desired.