Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Crumb Pie

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Kat's Mom

From my falling apart cookbook entitled Best-Loved Pennsylvania Dutch Recipes. Simple ingredients, easy assembly and spectacular presentation. When pressed for time, I have been known to substitute canned apple pie filling. This also works well for Cherry Crumb Pie by using canned cherry filling plus 1/4 teaspoon almond extract. A lifetime ago, on holidays, I was not allowed to enter my ex-inlaws house unless I had a Cherry Crumb Pie in my hands! ;) NOTE: If you use canned filling, just bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until topping is brown.

Top Review by nelson2150_12009341

The first time I followed the recipe and everyone loved it. Then I started some changes swapping out raisins for dried cranberries and using pecans. They loved that as well.
Then I changed out the fruit, using bartlett pears and ginger for the filling and went with the raisins. What joy!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and set butter out so it will be at room temperature.
  2. Line 9" pie pan with unbaked crust.
  3. Core and slice apples.
  4. Sprinkle the apples with the lemon juice.
  5. Mix in the sugar & cinnamon.
  6. Fill pie shell with apple mixture.
  7. In a small bowl, mix the topping's flour, sugar and cinnamon.
  8. Rub the topping ingredients and butter together with your fingers until the mixture is crumbly.
  9. Sprinkle topping over pie.
  10. Bake 10 minutes at 425 degrees then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake until crumb topping is browned and apples are soft, approximately 50 minutes.

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