Crumb Topped Apple Pie

Think of this crumb topped apple pie as a cross between apple pie and apple crisp. The sweet, buttery cookie-like crumble topping pairs perfectly with soft, gently spiced apple slices. Perfect for holidays and lazy Sunday afternoons.

Crumb Topped Apple Pie from Our Best Bites

To get started, preheat your oven to 350.

 

Combine flour, brown sugar, oats, salt, and chopped pecans in a small mixing bowl, Crumb Topped Apple Pie crust and topping ingredients from Our Best Bitesthen add the melted butter. Pack 1 cup of the mixture into a measuring cup and set it aside;

Crumb Topped Apple Pie topping in a measuring cup from Our Best Bites

gently press remaining mixture into a 9″ pie plate.

Crumb Topped Apple Pie in pie pan from Our Best Bites

Be sure not to pack it in there too tightly or it will be too hard and messy to slice the pie when it’s baked.

In a small saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, water, and vanilla and bring to a boil. While mixture is heating, place 3 sliced, peeled apples in the pie crust.

apples in Crumb Topped Apple Pie from Our Best Bites

After sugar/water mixture has come to a boil, pour the hot mixture over the apples.

pouring syrup mixture over apples in Crumb Topped Apple Pie from Our Best Bites

Sprinkle reserved crumb topping over apples

and then place the pie plate on a baking sheet.

Bake for 43-45 minutes. During the last 15 minutes or so, you may need to cover the pie with a sheet of aluminum foil to keep the pie from getting too brown.

Crumb Topped Apple Pie from Our Best Bites

Serve warm (if you can)

Crumb Topped Apple Pie from Our Best Bites

with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

Crumb Topped Apple Pie from Our Best Bites

or a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.

Crumb Topped Apple Pie from Our Best Bites

 

But really. This is August Pie. So eating it cold is still going to be pretty amazing.

 

Crumb Topped Apple Pie from Our Best Bites

Crumb-Topped Apple Pie

This crumb-topped apple pie is a cross between a pie and apple crisp--always a crowd pleaser!

Ingredients

  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. uncooked regular oats
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 c. chopped pecans
  • 3/4 c. butter melted
  • 4 c. tart thinly sliced apples (like Granny Smith; about 3 apples)
  • 1/3 c. white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  • reheat oven to 350.
  • Combine flour, brown sugar, oats, salt, chopped pecans, and melted butter in a medium bowl. Pack 1 cup of the mixture into a measuring cup and set it aside; gently press remaining mixture into a 9″ pie plate. Be sure not to pack it in there too tightly or it will be too hard and messy to slice the pie when it’s baked.
  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, water, and vanilla and bring to a boil. While mixture is heating, place apples in the pie crust. After sugar/water mixture has come to a boil, pour the hot mixture over the apples. Sprinkle reserved crumb topping over apples and then place the pie plate on a baking sheet.Bake for 43-45 minutes. During the last 15 minutes or so, you may need to cover the pie with a sheet of aluminum foil to keep the pie from getting too brown.
  • Serve warm (if you can) with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.
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  1. It looks so fun to make. Thank you for sharing! This recipe is perfect for upcoming Fall.