Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

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This Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping is a true revelation. If you think that pie is difficult to make then you need to try this incredible easy pie crust recipe.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
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This Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping is a true revelation. It’s great for beginners because there is no pastry dough to deal with. If you think that pie is difficult to make then you need to try this incredible easy pie crust recipe.

A slice of Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping.

The Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping recipe below does not require a rolling pin to make this homemade pie crust.

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What We Love About This Quick Apple Pie Recipe

If you are a fan of fresh baked pie but not a fan of all the work, then you need to make this amazing recipe.

  • 30 Minute Pie: Make in 10 minutes and bakes in 30 minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or the refrigerator.
  • Family Friendly: This pan is the best to make for any occasion and will be an instant winner.
  • Adaptable: Can make with different apples to change the flavor.
A different view of the slice.

Ingredient Notes for Apple Pie Recipe

  • Flour: All purpose flour.
  • Sugar: White granulated sugar.
  • Cinnamon
  • Canola Oil: Or another neutral oil.
  • Milk
  • Apples: Peeled, cored and sliced for the pie.
  • Lemon Juice: Fresh is best for the recipe.
Flour, sugar, apples, etc...

Equipment Needed for Homemade Apple Pie

How to Make Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

These are the basic steps for making a simple apple pie recipe. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Making the crust for the pie.

STEP 1: FOR THE CRUST

Start by spray pie pan with an even coating of cooking spray.  Put flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a pie plate. Stir with fork until combined. In a small bowl, combine milk and oil and pour over dry ingredients to create a pie dough. Reserve 1/3 of the dough for the crumb topping. Press remaining dough into the pie dish, making sure to go up the sides for the bottom crust.

Preparing for the apple filling.

STEP 2: FILLING

Next, place the apple slices and sugar in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Then add flour to the apples and microwave for an additional 2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, salt and cinnamon. Pour filling into prepared crust. Sprinkle the reserved pastry dough across the top for the crumb topping as a top crust.

STEP 3: BAKE

Lastly, bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Finishing the treat before baking.

Prep and Storage Tips for Basic Apple Pie Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Ideally, this easy apple pie should be stored in the refrigerator, either in an airtight container or covered tightly with plastic wrap. It will last up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store pies in an airtight container or wrapped well with foil. Store in the refrigerator.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

You can also store these pies in a freezer, where it would typically last six to nine months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

On a parchment-lined baking sheet and put it in a preheated 350 degrees oven for about 15 minutes. Topo with cheddar cheese, ice cream or whipped cream.

Frequently Asked Questions about this Best Apple Pie Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Try using a sugar substitute in place of the white sugar in this recipe.

CAN I ADD INGREDIENTS TO THIS PIE?

Of course, you can add nuts or dried cranberries to this filling.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED ?

Indeed, you can use this recipe to make extra pies.

WHAT APPLE MAKES THE BEST APPLE PIE?

Really you need a firm, crisp apple that is not mushy. An apple mixture is best, a combination of tart and sweetness for the apple pie filling. Grannies (Granny Smith Apples),jonagold, golden delicious, pink lady etc. Find out more examples here.

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Expert Tips for Making This Easy Apple Pie Recipe

  • Add Different Pies: Cinnamon, nutmeg or other spices can add to this pie.
  • Short cut tip: Frozen apples can be used, no need for peeling.
  • Variation tip: Nuts can make a nice addition to the pie, adding a little crunch is awesome.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Dietary consideration tip: Feel free to use a sugar alternative such as Splenda.

What to Serve with Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

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Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
This Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping is a true revelation. If you think that pie is difficult to make then you need to try this incredible easy pie crust recipe.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoon milk
  • 4 cups apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoon flour
  • lemon juice, dash
  • salt, dash
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray pie plate with an even coating of PAM cooking spray.  Put flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a pie plate. Stir with fork until combined.
  • In a small bowl, combine milk and oil and pour over dry ingredients. Reserve 1/3 of the dough for the crumb topping.
  • Press remaining dough into the pie plate, making sure to go up the sides.
  • Place the apples and sugar in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Add flour to the apples and microwave for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Stir in lemon juice, salt and cinnamon. Pour filling into prepared crust. Scatter the reserved dough across the top for the crumb topping.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Different Pies: Cinnamon, nutmeg or other spices can add to this pie.
  • Short cut tip: Frozen apples can be used, no need for peeling.
  • Variation tip: Nuts can make a nice addition to the pie, adding a little crunch is awesome.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Feel free to add as many tips as you need in this section
  • Dietary consideration tip: Feel free to use a sugar alternative such as Splenda.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 3155kcal | Carbohydrates: 424g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 155g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 43g | Monounsaturated Fat: 95g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 1774mg | Potassium: 919mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 196g | Vitamin A: 358IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 14mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dessert

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53 thoughts on “Easy Apple Pie with Crumb Topping”

  1. A couple of years ago I made a long-distance trip to spend Thanksgiving with my family and it turned out that I had to get the meal together. Not really a mishap, but we ate pretty late that day!

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  2. We’ve tried to make cookie bowls…they type on pinterest where you cook the dough on the back of a cupcake tin….not so much. Mess everywhere.

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