The Best Apple Crumble Pie

Apple crumble is basically apple pie with a twist, instead of topping it with crust, it has a streusel. If we are talking pie, apple is my favorite hands down! I am more of a cake gal, but my husband prefers pie and when Thanksgiving comes around this is usually on the menu. And honestly? Its pretty hard to mess up!

I have made this recipe for a few years now, but I usually just buy a crust at the store. I am making it for Thanksgiving this year and thought I should try to make my own crust, and honestly it does make a difference. It just has more love poured into it and it feels very hygge to take more time on a dish. Especially if its a warm dessert, I mean that’s like a main component to hygge.

Here’s some things to keep in mind while you are making an apple crumble.

  • The apples will release some liquid while they sit in the sugars, flour and cinnamon & you do not want that liquid in your pie or you’ll have a soggy crust.
  • The best apples to use for an apple pie, in my opinion, are Granny Smith. They are tart and don’t release as much liquid as other kinds might.
  • I have found the best way to fight against a soggy crust is baking it on the middle or bottom shelf of your oven.
  • The topping is made up of flour, sugar, oats, cold butter and cinnamon mixed with a pasty blender. I do not have a pastry blender so I used 2 forks and my hands, works just the same!
  • My pie dish is pretty deep but I have another where it would spill while baking so, to be sure put a baking sheet under the rack to save the mess.
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The Best Apple Crumble Pie

  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Apple pie with a twist, a crumble on top that adds so much flavor and a little crunch.




  • 1 pie crust (home-made or store bought)
  • 6 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced into 1/4 pieces
  • 12 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold, unsalted butter, cut into small cubes


Preheat oven to 375° with your rack on the middle or lowest position.

Place your pie dough onto your pie plate and place in refrigerator until you’re ready to fill. 

For pie, in a large bowl combine apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, granulated sugar, flour and cinnamon. Stir to coat apples evenly and set aside.

For topping, in a medium bowl combine flour, oats, granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter. Using a pastry cutter or fork, blend the mixture until the butter is in smaller pea-size pieces and your topping comes together in your hands.

Remove pie plate from refrigerator and spoon apple mixture into crust, discarding any liquid that has accumulated at the bottom of the bowl. Sprinkle the topping evenly on top of the apples, patting down gently to compact it.

Bake for 50 minutes or until the apple mixture is bubbly and the top is golden. Check your pie at about 30 minutes to make sure your crust and crumble isn’t browning too quickly. If it is, cover loosely with foil.

Cool for about 20 minutes before serving.

Keywords: Apple Crumble, Pie, Dessert, Apple Pie, Holiday, recipes, Fall, Apple, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Baking

  1. Apple crumble is my FAVORITE! Thanks cousin I’m gonna try this! Yummy ❤

    1. Same! It’s so good. Thanks for taking a look around the blog! Love you.

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