Absolutely the Best Apple Crumb Pie

Posted by 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! 


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.

  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

    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”.