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Apple Crumble Pie is a delicious and easy pie that everyone requests time and again.

A tender flaky crust filled with sweet juicy cinnamon kissed apples all topped of with a delicious crumb topping. This is the perfect apple pie to serve after any meal!

Apple Crumble Pie with ice cream

Why This Is the Best Apple Crumb Pie Ever!

“The Best” is a pretty big statement and not one I take lightly… and “The Best” fits this Apple Crumb Pie perfectly! I first served this apple pie Thanksgiving many years ago and it was a HUGE hit, it has been requested over and over again!

The Best Apple Crumb Pie

“The Best” fits this Apple Crumb Pie perfectly, sweet juicy apples with a light apple crumble topping!

ingredients  1x2x3x

  • ▢1 frozen pie crust (or homemade)


  • ▢1 cup flour
  • ▢½ cup brown sugar packed
  • ▢½ cup white sugar
  • ▢1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ▢½ cup butter chilled and cubed


  • ▢8 Granny Smith apples
  • ▢⅓ cup white sugar
  • ▢3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ▢½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • ▢½ teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
  • ▢1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ▢⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg



  • Preheat oven to 450°F.


  • Combine all topping ingredients using a fork until completely mixed and crumbly.


  • Peel, core, and slice apples into thin slices (approximately ⅛ inch). Toss apple slices with sugar, flour, lemon juice, lemon zest (if using), cinnamon, & nutmeg.
  • Layer apple slices in pie shell (it will be really full) and pour any leftover juice over the apples. Top apple slices with topping and pat it down over the apples. Place pie pan on a cookie sheet (they tend to drip over if really full, this will save your oven).
  • Bake at 450°F for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 350°F and bake an additional 45-55 minutes. (Poke the center of the pie to make sure the apples are soft all of the way through).
  • Serve warm or room temperature.


The topping needs to be very well mixed to hold together, if it is powdery, it hasn’t been mixed enough. If needed, use your hands to mix it all together.

Be sure to keep an eye on your crumble topping. If it starts to brown too early, place a small piece of foil on top to keep it from burning.

I recommend Granny smith apples for their tart flavor and they hold their shape well.

You can freeze this pie either before or after baking. If frozen before baking, the pie can be baked from frozen. To bake from frozen, preheat the oven to 425°F and cover the pie loosely with foil. Place the pie in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350°F and continue baking for an additional 45-55 minutes.

By KhaliL

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