Crunchy Crumb Apple Pie

"This is a yummie alternative to an old favorite. The topping is sweet and the apples are a little tart. I posted this with a ready-to-bake pie crust, but I have found a homemade crust is always better! There are tons of apples in this pie but they cook down during baking. This is delicious topped with vanillia ice cream."
photo by Chef shapeweaver photo by Chef shapeweaver
photo by Chef shapeweaver
photo by Chef shapeweaver photo by Chef shapeweaver
Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • Have Ready a 9-in.
  • pie plate and a baking sheet.
  • Place oven rack in lowest position in oven.
  • Heat oven to 450.
  • Line pie plate with pie crust as package directs.
  • Flute or crimp edge.
  • TOPPING: Mix flour, sugars and cinnamon in medium bowl.
  • Cut in butter (or rub in with fingertips) until mixture forms moist, coarse crumbs that clump together easily.
  • FILLING: Peel, halve and core apples.
  • Cut in 1/8 inch-thick slices (or with a slicing disk of a food processor).
  • Place in a large bowl, add lemon juice and toss to coat.
  • Mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl, sprinkle over appl slices and toss to coat.
  • Layer apple slices in pie shell, mounding them higher in center.
  • Pat topping evenly over apples to form a top crust.
  • Place pie on the baking sheet to catch any drips.
  • Bake 15 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temp to 350 and bake 45 minutes longer or until a skewer meets some resistance when center of pie is pierced (apples will continue cooking after pie is removed from oven) and topping is golden brown.
  • (If topping browns too quickly, drape a piece of foil loosely over the pie).
  • Cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

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  1. Empress of my world
    I used to make apple crumb pie every holiday until I lost my recipe. This one looked very similar to what I remembered so I gave it a try and I must say it was better than the original! Make it exactly as written and you won't go wrong
  2. Chef shapeweaver
    I made this recipe on 3/28/10 as a " Special Splurge " for myself and my SO. And I do agree with you about a homemade crust, so half of Recipe#45268 was used. Except for the crust this recipe was made as written. And as Kitsune mentioned, " a little too juicy ", so if this is made again some more flour will be added to the filling. But other than that this was a very good crumb pie, not too sweet and very nice texture. Thank you for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "
  3. Kitsune
    Delicious! My husband adores apple pie and said this was the best one yet. The filling ended up being a little too juicy, I'm not sure if it was the type of apple I used or what but next time I'm going to add little more flour to the apple mix.
  4. MamasCannolis
    This was yummy & so easy to husband commented that I should make this more often! For a man who loves cake, those were big words! thanks for the recipe :)
  5. deb k
    I made this, but used only brown sugar and no white for the crumb topping. I brought it into work today and it was gone in 10 minutes. Everyone else wanted to know where the pie went!! (I used Honey Crisp Apples which were great, but probably a little too juicy, but it still came out wonderful!)


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