Cinnamon Crumble-Top Apple Pie

"This is a high apple pie with a thick layer of delicious topping, this pie is just wonderful! I have even added in some cranberries with the apples, if you are adding in cranberries, then reduce the apples slightly. Use only Granny Smith apples for this pie, and other kind will become mushy when baked."
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Ready In:
1hr 45mins




  • Set oven to 400 degrees.
  • Prepare a 9-inch glass pie plate.
  • For the filling: Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • For the topping: in a food processor blend the flour, both sugars, cinnamon and salt until blended.
  • Add in the cold butter using on/off turns process until the mixture blended, but still a little coarse.
  • Place the prepared pie pastry into the bottom of the pie dish leaving about 1-inch overhand.
  • Turn the crust under and flute.
  • Toss the apple mixture once again before mounding into the pastry, then mound the mixture into the center.
  • Pack the topping over and around the apples.
  • Place the pie onto a baking sheet to catch any spills.
  • Bake for about 40-45 minutes (covering top with foil if browning too quickly).
  • After 40 minutes of baking, reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  • Bake for another 45 minutes, or until the apples feel firm-tender when pierced with a fork and the filling is bubbling around the edges.
  • Cool for 1 hours before slicing.

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  1. michelhead
    Amazing pie. I'm not a huge apple pie person, but this is absolutely delicious with zero changes to the recipe.
  2. MauiRealEstateGur_4
    Aloha Kittencal,<br/><br/>This was my first homemade apple pie. Your recipe is so easy and onolicious. Finally feels like Fall on Maui. Tomorrow is Halloween. We will be enjoying this scrumptious apple pie with some French vanilla ice cream. Mahalo for the recipe.
  3. QueenBee49444
    Dear Kittencal: this is the BEST apple pie I have ever eaten. You post the BEST recipes - will you please adopt me? I also used a new crust recipe that compliments the spices in your recipe. The flavors are the best. Only change I made in the recipe was the apples, I used a combination of Honey Crisp, Jonagold, Golden Delicious and one other variety. I think it was a combination of tart, sweet, soft and firm. All I can say is FANTASTIC!!!
  4. Rachie P
    Oh YUM! Use the full 10 cups, not just 8 or your pie will fall a little more - I have made it twice and got lazy the second time and it wasn't as impressive with 8 cups. LOL! DEFINITELY cover with foil, maybe for even up to half an hour so as not to burn the top. For the topping, i just blended it all in a bowl w/a pastry blender and had no trouble with it whatsoever. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! Thanks KittenCal!
  5. spreadnjoy
    very good pie! I used a simple shortening crust recipe and baked it for 10 min then let it cool a little before filling. One thing to keep in mind- don't pack down the topping too much, I did and the topping was almost too hard. I think If you gentley pat it on- enough that it doesn't fall off too much- it'd be better. Over all a very nice pie and impressive to guests because it's such a big mound of apple yummy-ness!!!



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