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Apple Crumb Pie

All-American Apple Crumb Pie is the dessert equivalent of comfort food. Slices of fresh apples, seasoned with sugar, spice and everything nice are baked until tender smothered with a buttery homemade crumb topping. It just begs to be served with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream while still gooey and warm. Heavenly.

Apple Crumb Pie

Easy Apple Crumb Pie Recipe

No matter how you slice it, apple pie is an American all-star dessert. I can’t think of one way that apples can be prepared that we don’t love. My most favorite apple desserts seem to always involve warm caramelized apples and finished with a scoop or two, of vanilla ice cream. Most likely two scoops. This apple crumb pie can also be called Dutch Apple Pie, a pie which hails from the kitchens of the Pennsylvania Dutch. I’ve had authentic Dutch Apple Pie on a trip to Pennsylvania Dutch country and it’s truly amazing. This apple crumb topped pie, hits all of the same flavor points, and it’s easy enough for bakers of all skill levels to make it with success.
Apple Crumb Pie

How to Make the Best Apple Crumb Pie Recipe

We’re incredibly fortunate to have quality convenience items such as premade pie crusts available in most every grocery store. While pie crusts consist of simple ingredients, they tend to intimidate even experienced cooks, so it’s nice to have other options to make life simpler. A homemade pie crust or a quality deep dish frozen pie crust will work equally well for this pie. Don’t forget the vanilla ice cream!

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Apple Crumb Pie recipe: One 9 or 10 inch deep dish unbaked pie shell, sliced Granny Smith apples, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, ground cinnamon, apple pie spice, salt, butter, all purpose flour, lemon juice and vanilla extract.
  • For the crumb topping you’ll need: Cold butter, all purpose flour, granulated sugar and light brown sugar. To make the crumb topping you’ll sift together the flour, sugar and brown sugar then use a pastry blender to cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles peas. Sprinkle over the apple pie filling.
  • Kitchen gadgets you’ll need: A sharp knife and chopping board, an apple corer and peeler, mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons and a 9 or 10 inch deep dish pie pan.
  • If you’d like to make your own crust, checkout my Flaky Pie Crust recipe.
  • You could use a different variety or a mix of apples for this pie. Please note, different varieties of apples bake differently. Adjust the baking time as needed.
  • If the apples are tender when pierced with the tip of a knife, remove the pie from the oven to cool. If they aren’t but the top is browning too quickly, lay a piece of foil on top to prevent over browning.
  • Store leftover apple crumb pie in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
  • You can also freeze apple pie for up to 2 months, Thaw in the refrigerator and gently warm in the microwave in single servings or enjoy cold.

Apple Crumb Pie

More Easy Apple Pies and Desserts to Make

You don’t have to wait until apple season to make a batch of Caramel Apple Hand Pies for a grab and go dessert. My recipe for Stuffed Crust Skillet Apple Pie has a surprise hidden inside. When entertaining or feeding large groups for the holidays Apple Slab Pie with a Walnut Crunch Streusel is guaranteed to satisfy a crowd. You can make these Caramel Apple Mini Pies in a cupcake pan. If you’d like to skip the crust all together check out these Delightfully Baked Apples from Skinnytaste

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More Southern Style Pie Recipes to Make

I have three favorite pies. Warm, room temperature and cold. If you’re a pie lover too you’re in luck, I’ve got you! Checkout this recipes for more pies to make:



Apple Crumb Pie

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Apple Crumb Pie

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple-crumb-pie
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 477kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka


  • 1 9- inch deep dish pie crust refrigerated, frozen or homemade
  • 3 lb apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced [around 8 large]
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 small lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp apple pie spice [or 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/8 tsp ginger and 1/8 tsp cardamom]
  • Crumb topping:
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold salted butter cubed [1 stick]
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Fit the pie crust into a 10-inch deep dish pie plate. Set aside. Place the sliced apples into a medium-size mixing bowl. Sprinkle with the flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, ground cinnamon and apple pie spice. Stir until coated, then sit aside for 10 minutes while you prepare the crumb topping.
  • In a separate bowl, using a pastry blender or 2 forks, cut the cubed butter into the flour, brown sugar and granulated sugar until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Spread the apples evenly into the pie shell. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the apples.
  • Bake at 375°F for 10 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 350°F. Continue to bake for an additional 45-50 minutes until bubbly and the crumb topping is golden.
  • Cool to warm on a cooling rack. Serve with vanilla ice cream.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Made this recipe for Thanksgiving!! My husband said it was the best apple crumb pie that I made!! Thank you .. saving this one for sure!!!!

    1. Honestly it will work with either size. If you’re making the crust and have a 10-inch dish use it. I you’re using a premade frozen pie shell make it a deep dish 9-inch.

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