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Crumble Top Apple Pie

Lightly spiced and perfectly sweet, this crumble top apple pie is a great recipe to let all of those autumn apples shine.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Cooling time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices


  • 9” pie pan


Pie crust (see notes below)


    • 3-4 Granny Smith apples peeled and sliced
    • ¼ cup granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg


    • ¾ cup brown sugar
    • ¾ cup flour can substitute gluten free flour
    • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
    • cup unsalted butter cold and cubed


    • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
    • Place your unbaked pie crust in a pie pan. Cut off any excess dough and crimp the edges.
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine your sliced apples, granulated sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir the apples until the spices and sugar are evenly distributed among all of the apples.
    • Using clean hands, arrange the apple slices in concentric, layered circles within your prepared pie crust.
    • In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Cut in the unsalted butter until the mixture resembles wet sand.
    • Spread the sugar topping evenly atop your apple pie. Cover the edges of the pie crust with aluminium foil or a pie shield.
    • Place your pie on a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes, until the topping is golden brown and the sugar is beginning to caramelize.
    • Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


    • I like to use this easy press-in pie crust (which can be made gluten-free) or this sweet shortcrust pastry dough. You are welcome to use whatever form of pie crust works best for you; even store-bought will work fine.
    • When preparing the apples, let the slices soak in a mixture of 4 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. This will prevent the apple slices from turning brown.
    Keyword apple, apple pie, fruit, pie