Apple crumble pie is quickly becoming one of my favorite apple pie recipes. It is so simple and easy to make and is a crowd favorite!
The Best Apple Crumble Pie Recipe
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The kids have officially started school again and the littles are headed into preschool. I feel like the time is flying by way too fast and here I am reminiscing about memories and fall!
Fall to me screams pumpkins and of course apples, so naturally, I find myself craving apple pie today.
But here’s the thing, I don’t want the traditional apple pie. I want something different, so I thought why not try to make an Apple Crumble Pie. So I decided to head into the kitchen and test my beginner culinary skills at making an apple crumble pie and can I tell you it was amazing!
And I am not just saying it because I made it, I promise. I mean I was competing with my Grandma Betty’s famous Apple Pie here and my family actually preferred this over her apple pie.
So are you ready to bake up your own Apple Crumble Pie Masterpiece?
Here’s How to make an Apple Crumble Pie
Makes 1 Pie – 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Ingredients for Apple Crumble Pie:
1 Refrigerated or Frozen pie crust you can also make your own, but honestly, this is so easy and easy to work with. Totally recommend it. If you want to follow in Betty Crocker’s footsteps her pie crust is my go-to recipe.
6 Granny Smith Apples – peeled, cored and sliced into ¼ inch slices
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
¼ cup flour
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
½ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Crumble Topping Ingredients
½ cup brown sugar
1 ¼ teaspoons cinnamon
½ cup flour
½ cup room temperature butter
Directions for Apple Crumble Pie:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
If you are using a refrigerated/frozen pie crust follow the instructions for thawing and place the crust over a 9-inch ungreased pie plate.
If you are making your own pie crust follow the directions and roll it big enough to cover a 9-inch pie pan.
If you want your crust to look all fancy it is super easy to do and does not take a lot of work. With this apple crumble pie we are going to flute the edges.
To flute the edges of the pie, press your index finger on one hand in between your index finger and thumb on the other. It is that easy.
Once the crust has a fluted edge set it aside.
After you have set the crust aside it is time to prep your apples. I love to use granny smith because they are tart and in my opinion the best apples for pies, but if you have another variety you like better use it!
You will want to cut all your apples the same size. This helps them all cook evenly. If you don’t you might have some mushy overcooked apples as well as some underdone apples.
After the apples are cut, in a large bowl begin to make the filling.
Add the apples. Lemon juice, flour, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla. Mix these together.
Once mixed pour into the prepared pie crust.
In a smaller bowl, you will want to combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, and room temperature butter in a medium bowl to make the apple pie crumble topping. Use a fork and press the butter into the other ingredients, until the mixture is nice and crumbly.
When some people are mixing the crumble they actually prefer to use their hands, but this is up to you!
Pour the crumble topping on top of the apple mixture.
Bake the pie for 15 minutes at 400 degrees, then lower the temperature to 375 and bake for an additional 35 minutes.
If the top begins to brown too much, you can cover it with aluminum foil for the last several minutes of baking.
Once cooked you will want to cool the apple pie crumble completely! I know this is the hardest pie because the smell of apple pie will get everyone hustling to the kitchen, but it is important to let it cool because it helps the filling settle and it prevents your pie from falling apart when the first piece is cut.
Once cooled it is time to enjoy! So top with ice cream or a caramel drizzle for the ultimate treat!
- 1 Pie Crust
- 6 Granny Smith Apples
- 2 Tbs Lemon Juice
- 1/4 Cup Flour
- 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- Crumble Topping
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 Cup Flour
- 1/2 Cup Room Temperature Butter
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
- Follow the pie crust instructions for thawing, and place crust over a 9 inch ungreased pie pan.
- Flute the edges of the pie by pressing your index finger on one hand, in between your index finger and thumb on the other hand. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, prepare the filling by mixing the apples, lemon juice, flour, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla. Then, pour into prepared pie pan.
- To make the crumble topping, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, flour and room temperature butter in a medium bowl. Use a fork and press the butter into the other ingredients, until the mixture is nice and crumbly.
- Pour the crumble topping on top of the pie.
- Bake the pie for 15 minutes at 400 degrees, then lower the temperature to 375 and bake for an additional 35 minutes.
- Allow the pie to cool completely before serving.
- Top with ice cream and caramel drizzle for the ultimate treat.
Michele is a Family Life Educator. She is a mom to 5 kids and loves helping others strengthen their families! When she is not blogging she is spending time with her family and running around drinking Diet Coke trying to get everything done!