Absolutely the Best Apple Crumb Pie

Posted by Tara on Sunday, September 26th, 2010

I don’t like to repost recipes, but my oven has been out for over a month now, and I am about out of crock pot meals and charcoal for the grill.  Since tonight is a crisp, cool evening, and the apples are ready to pick at the orchards, I am reposting our favorite apple pie recipe.  Tomorrow morning the repair man should be here with our new part.  As soon as he leaves, I’m heading to the apple orchard! 

Apple-Pie

Here’s one of my hubby’s favorite fall pie recipes. My daughter and I went to the apple orchard this week and bought a case of Winesap apples. Although Granny Smith is the standard apple for making apple pie, we are won over to Wine saps now. I quit counting the number of times my husband moaned with a mouthful of pie about how good it tasted. While I prefer to make my crust with organic ingredients, tonight I cheated with a frozen deep dish ready made crust. If you have your crust ready – all you need is about another 5 minutes of prep time and apple crumb pie is on its way to your taste buds!

  • 1 deep dish pie crust
  • 4 medium Winesap or Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored, sliced, and diced
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Place peeled, sliced, diced apples in a large mixing bowl. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl and sprinkle over apples. Toss to coat apples with sugar. Pour into a deep dish pie crust.

Mix together and crumble on top of apples:

  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup soft butter (no substitutions)
  • ½ cup chopped pecans (optional)

Bake 40-50 minutes at 400 degrees or until top is golden brown.

Garnish servings of pie with a little caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream of course.

Hello Fall!

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10 Responses to “Absolutely the Best Apple Crumb Pie”

  1. Ashleighon 06 Oct 2009 at 9:52 am 1

    Tara, this looks wonderful. Have you seen how to do individual pie in a jar? You could do that with this recipe. It’s such a cute idea. Here’s the link. Tell me what you think.
    http://www.ourbestbites.com/2009/09/single-serving-pie-in-jar.html

  2. Taraon 06 Oct 2009 at 9:11 pm 2

    Ashleigh those are the CUTEST things I’ve ever seen. Yes this pie would work nicely as a “jar pie.” I also use this same recipe with frozen blueberries too. I imagine the possibilities are endless. Thanks for the link! Maybe I’ll do this with my coop class of girls coming up soon.

  3. Ashleighon 08 Oct 2009 at 1:32 pm 3

    Hey,
    I’ve had a really hard time finding any jars in stores. I’ve found one website that has them in stock but the shipping is crazy. Let me know if you find any. I want you to try the recipe I just posted for Pumpkin Crisp and let me know what you think. I think you’ll love it.

  4. Taraon 08 Oct 2009 at 5:22 pm 4

    Ashleigh I too had trouble finding the Ball Elite 1/2 pt and pint jars. I ordered them online too. I think our local Walmart still has some like I those used in the Jar Pies.

    I LOVE anything pumpkin! I will try any new pumpkin recipes aas time allows. Last year I made a pumpkin cheesecake that we all loved. I also love the traditional chess squares made with pumpkin too.

    Gotta love fall!

  5. Annon 30 Oct 2010 at 3:50 am 5

    Tara, Thank you so much for this amazing recipe. I have made this amazing pie three times since the end of September: with all the apples we picked from the orchards. My family just loves it. My children and my husband moan with delight when they eat it too. What I love about it is its simplicity to make. Your receipe is perfect. Thanks a bunch. I am baking one today for a Halloween party I am hosting tonight. Do you have a good pumpkin pie recipe you could share with me for Thanksgiving? TX

  6. Taraon 30 Oct 2010 at 9:50 am 6

    Hi Ann, I am glad to hear the Apple Crumb Pie is a hit. I also use this recipe for a blueberry crumb pie too. I am experimenting with pumpkin for Thanksgiving. The pumpkin cheesecake made with gingersnap crust is yummy and the recipe is here at http://www.taracooks.com. Pumpkin Chess Squares are, in my opinion, even better than traditional pumpkin pie. But please visit soon because I plan to post a Pumpkin Pie recipe real soon.

  7. Kristion 29 Oct 2011 at 1:13 pm 7

    Hey girl! I am making two of these today for our Family Day meal at church tomorrow – I advertised a little for you on facebook too! I have a feeling these won’t last long!

  8. Taraon 29 Oct 2011 at 9:06 pm 8

    The Apple Crumb pie is one of Richard’s favorites. I’ve thought about omitting the pie crust, and making it in a casserole dish as an apple crisp. And don’t forget the ice cream!

  9. Amandaon 09 Oct 2012 at 5:26 pm 9

    Just made it—I took out some of the white sugar and added brown sugar to both the crumb toppings and coating the apples (about 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar)

    I also used Gala apples–that is what I had laying around….My boyfriend LOVES apple pie/apple crisps and he loved this! thanks!

  10. Theresaon 10 Nov 2013 at 8:45 am 10

    WOW… it’s a hit here at my house! And that is saying something…3 girls and 3 boys all wanted seconds. Just ‘Thanks Tara”.

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