In our house, I love apple pie and my husband loves apple crisp. So during the holidays we try to decide which to make since the two of us can’t eat both (plus the mandatory pumpkin pie that we love so much)! Hence, this amazing Apple Crumb Pie recipe was born! I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing this pie was or how sad we were when we ate the last slice.

This pie has a flaky crust thanks to our pie dough recipe, but the inside is packed with delicious cinnamon apple flavor, then finished with a crunchy, crumbly top that literally you could eat by the spoonful alone! Not only is this recipe amazing, but it’s so easy to make! Serve as is or top with a little vanilla ice cream and our salted caramel sauce for a special occasion! This recipe is also great for holidays or large gatherings because the dough can be made up to 3 days in advance and the pie can be made a day or two ahead of time and just heated slightly before serving, making entertaining a breeze!

Apple Crumb Pie Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8
Calories: 468kcal


  • 1 pie crust 9" premade unbaked crust

Apple Mixture

  • 8 cups granny smith apples about 5 large apples
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • 3 tbsp instant tapioca
  • tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Apple Crisp Topping

  • ½ cup walnuts coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup quick-cooking oats
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • tsp baking soda
  • tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup butter melted

Egg Wash

  • 2 tsp cream
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Make egg wash by beating egg and cream together. Brush pie dough with egg wash, including the bottom. This will create a seal that will prevent the pie dough from getting soggy while cooking. Put pie dough in the fridge until ready to use.

Apple Mixture

  • Peel and core apples, then cut apple in ½" slices. I usually cut the apples in quarters, then slice lengthwise into 4 slices. You can cut it bigger or smaller based on personal preference, just keep in mind the cooking time will change slightly.
  • Mix all ingredients together and pour into pie plate. It will look like you have a lot more apples than you need, but as the pie cooks and cools, the apples sink considerably. This amount of apples will give you a flat top to your pie when it's done settling.

Apple Crisp Topping

  • Mix all ingredients together, then spread evenly over top of apples. Bake for 15 minutes at 400°F, then reduce temperature to 350°F for 50-60 minutes. You will know it's done when the topping is browned and the apples are easily pierced. Let cool for at least an hour before serving. Top with ice cream if desired and enjoy!


The tapioca pudding makes for a great filling because it captures all the liquid from the apples as they bake and retains the flavor.  If you don’t have any on hand or you don’t want to buy a box for just one recipe, you can substitute with 1 tbsp flour.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 356IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 3mg
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