Apple pie with crumb topping

Apple pie with crumb topping

If you are in America chances are enough that you often find people enjoying dessert like apple pie with crumb topping after any meal they eat. In fact, apple pie with crumb topping is a very common dessert dish that served in all American family.

The fantastic taste of apple pie with crumb topping is a fantastic dessert that not only gives a wonderful taste but makes the dinner table joyful.

Among all apple dishes, I have eaten even though I am not from American apple pie with crumb topping gives me a superb taste and the best part of this dessert dish I like so much is that we can cook it on a day and use the leftover for many days.

You can do a lot with apple pie recipe and there are lots of variations we can make with this jaw opening dessert. The crispy crust also makes it more tasteful and gives a crunchy flavor.

If you are worried which apple pie will be best for making apple pie with crumb topping then I would suggest going for granny smith apple that is perfect to bake. I have used almost all types of apples that are available but the granny smith apple gives a splendid taste.

Apple pie with crumb topping
by Swati M.

Apple pie with crumb topping

  • Course Dessert
  • Cuisine Amercian
  • Keyword Apple pie with crumb topping

The crispy crust filled with spicy juices that are kissed by sliced apples blend to a perfect taste and this is how apple pie with crumb topping is made. I believe apple pie with crumb topping is the best apple pie dessert that makes it more worthy when serves immediately after any meal.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 495 kcal


For topping

  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of butter

For filling

  • 8 apples finely sliced
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons of white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • A pinch of nutmeg


  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.

For making topping

  1. Take a medium-sized mixing bowl and add 1 cup of all purpose flour, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 4 tablespoons of butter. Use a fork to combine everything nicely and it comes to crumbly texture.

For making filling

  1. In a mixing bowl add the lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, all purpose flour and sugar and mix them nicely. Now add the sliced apples into the mixture and shake the bowl or toss the apples so it gets well coat of the spices mixture.

  2. Take a pie shell and add all the apples by layering in pie shell and pour the spices mixture, if leftover. Now, add the reserved topping over the apple and pat it down in the pie shell. Place the pie pan to a cookie sheet.

  3. Shift the pie shell to the oven and bake it on 450 degrees F for next 15 minutes. After 15 minutes turn the temperature to 350 degrees F and bake it for another 50 minutes while keeping an eye for checking the brownness.

  4. Once it turns to golden brown in color take it off the oven. To check the doneness you can use a fork and pierce in the center of pie if comes clean means it is done now. Now take the pie out of oven and let it cool down for 10 minutes before you serve.

The main secret ingredient used in this apple pie with crumb topping is the topping that gives a tremendous taste. More crumble it is better the apple pie would be, so it is the key ingredient for making the apple pie more tasty and flavorful.

While baking it is very necessary to keep an eye because sometimes the edges become early brown and the center yet not cooked properly. To avoid this circumstance you can use a foil and add the pie into it and bake for a perfect time so all sides cooked and baked well.

You can also put the foil on the top of the pie if you notice it starts browning early. Although, we have used a stored frozen crust but if you like to make the crust at home you can use a homemade crust.

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