Happy Holidays everyone! I love apple pie but I think apple crumb pie is even better as I prefer less pie crust. I use Granny Smith and Gala apples and love the sweet and tart combination. The aroma of cinnamon and apples while this baked was dreamy. With each bite you get a scrumptious cinnamon spiced crumb with sweet-tart tender apples, and a yummy pie crust on the bottom layer. This is another great recipe to share with family and/or friends this holiday season. Recipe below and directions.
For the Pie Crust:
Pie Crust Homemade (see link below) or Store Bought
Crumb Topping Ingredients:
1 cup All Purpose Flour
1/3 cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
2 1/2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Coarse Salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, cut into 1/2 inch size pieces, room temperature
7-8 Granny Smith and Gala Apples or any variety you prefer
2 tablespoons All Purpose Flour
1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
1/4 cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Coarse Salt
4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled
1 tablespoon Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
|Yummy oeey gooey Apple Crumb Pie|
Make the crust or use store bought.
Roll out dough and place into 9-inch pie plate.
Trim the edges if necessary and crimp or style the edge of the dough as you wish.
Place uncovered in fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight.
Make the crumb topping:
In a large bowl mix together the flour, light brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
Using a pastry cutter, cut in the butter until you see small piece of crumbs; set aside. (You may also use a spatula or your hands.)
|Apple Crumb Pie taken right out of the oven|
Heat oven to 400°F.
Place an aluminum foil lined baking sheet on the lowest oven rack.
Peel the apples and then use corer.
Take each sectioned apple and thinly slice and put in a large bowl. (This step takes the longest.)
Once the apples are sliced squeeze out any liquid (I forgot this step which is why mine oozed over the crust) then add the melted butter, flour, ground cinnamon, salt, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, and lemon juice and toss together.
Place the apple mixture over the cooled pie crust.
Add the crumb mixture all around the top and sides covering completely.
|Delish slice of Apple Crumb Pie|
Place over the hot baking sheet in the oven.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F, place a pie shield or aluminum foil over the pie crust edges so they do not burn.
Bake for 60-80 minutes.
Check pie after 60 minutes and use a pairing knife to check if apples are soft. If not, adjust time accordingly.
Place pan on a wire rack to cool.
If not serving right away, cover gently with aluminum foil and place in fridge until ready to serve.
This recipe was adapted from Food Network Magazine, November 2019, Classic Apple Crumb Pie, pg. 134.
For the Ina Garten Pie Crust recipe, visit: