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Apple Crumb Pie ... Quick and Oh So Tasty!

Updated on August 4, 2014

Apple Crumb Pie ... Quick!

Got fresh apples and want to make a sensational tasting dessert ... quick? An apple crumb pie is an apple pie with a thick top layer of sweet crumbly, buttery, goodness.

For a super-quick apple crumb pie, you can use a pre-made deep dish pie shell purchased from your local supermarket. Don't worry, it's not "cheating" ... think of it as "time-saving."

However, if you have a favorite pie crust recipe . . . go ahead and whip one up and have it ready (but unbaked) in a 9-inch deep dish pie pan.

In any case, try this quick and easy recipe . . . Enjoy!


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Start With Apples

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What Kind of Apples?

Just about any kind of apple will do . . . but the best apples for baking are those whose flesh is hardy enough to withstand the oven and not totally disintegrate. There are a wide variety of apples suitable for baking, here are just a few:

Granny Smith | Braeburn | Honeycrisp | Gala

Rome | Cortland | Jonagolds | Golden Delicious

Apple Crumb Pie Recipe

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One 9-inch deep dish pie crust (unbaked)


  • 5 cups apples , peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar (can substitute 2/3 cup maple syrup)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Crumb Topping:

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons chilled butter (cut into 1/2 -inch pieces)


  • Preheat overn to 400 degrees
  • Arrange apple slices in unbaked pie shell.
  • Mix 1/2 cup sugar with cinnamon and nutmeg and sprinkle over apples
  • For topping, mix 1/2 cup of brown sugar with flour in a bowl and then drop in butter pieces. Using your hands, crumble mixture until you have a beady, meal-like texture.
  • Spoon this crumb topping over apples.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes (or until apples are soft and topping is slightly browned).

A Fitting Pie Pan For Your Pie Creations . . .

Good Cook 9 Inch Ceramic Pie Plate, Red
Good Cook 9 Inch Ceramic Pie Plate, Red

This 9-inch pie pan is oven to table, red glazed exterior is microwave, freezer, oven and dishwasher safe.



Apple Crumb Pie - Recipe Variations

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Here are a couple more apple crumb pie recipes you might like . . .

Wasn't That As Easy As Pie? - Let me know you stopped by . . .

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      webscribbler 5 years ago

      Apple pie with maple syrup. Never saw that before...sounds yummy!

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      Jackie Jackson 5 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      A great recipe - my mum used to make it in exactly the same way.

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      AJ 6 years ago from Australia

      As easy as pie! Blessings for a delicious suggestion for dinner tonight.

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      Well this is worth trying.