Apple Crumb Deep Dish Pie

"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."
photo by Chef Jean photo by Chef Jean
photo by Chef Jean
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photo by HokiesMom photo by HokiesMom
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




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

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  1. Brenda
    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!
  2. MarlaM
    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!
  3. newmama
    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.
  4. katelyonszentar
    Wow...melted inour mouths last month at community fundraiser so I decided to add to this years Thanksgiving table. I am taking chefjeans twist on the recipe and using a spingform pan and trying the soft crust! Happy baking everyone. Love the ease of this recipe
  5. lejepson826
    just popped this one in, while making a few changes. I tend to do this as I cook....must be OCD or something. Anyway, I used brown sugar in the apple mix, along with melted butter and some flour. I did not use a bottom crust, too lazy I guess. The crumb mixture got changed up as well....added brown sugar, melted butter, and some sugared walnuts I had toasted(over toasted I should say) and ground those up real fine and added to the crumb mixture. Will let you know how this worked out. The other reviews and suggestions looked great as well. Here's hoping!



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