Kittencal's Apple Pie With Crunchy Topping

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

"If your making this to serve over the holidays you'd better make two, this pie is over-the-top good! Prep time does not include make the pie pastry"

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (261.3 g)
  • Calories 460.3
  • Total Fat - 17.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 36.6 mg
  • Sodium - 212.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 75.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 52.4 g
  • Protein - 4.1 g
  • Calcium - 30.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Step 2

Place the pie pastry in 9-inch pie plate, then flute edges as desired.

Step 3

Place oven rack in lowest position in oven.


Step 4

In a bowl combine the flour with both sugars and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture forms moist coarse crumbs that hold together easily. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to use.


Step 5

Place sliced apples in a large bowl, sprinkle all over with lemon juice, then using your hands toss to coat.

Step 6

Mix the sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl, sprinkle over the top of the apple slices and toss to coat.

Step 7

Spoon apple mixture into the pie shell, placing/mounding like a pyramid (higher in the center).

Step 8

Sprinkle the prepared topping mixture evenly over top of apples to form a top crust.

Step 9

Place pie plate onto a large baking sheet (to prevent any spills).

Step 10

Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temp to 350 degrees, then bake 45 minutes longer or until the apples are JUST fork-tender when tested with a fork inserted into the pie and topping is golden brown (the apples will continue cooking after removed from the oven so do not bake until the apples are mushy and soft).

Step 11

(If the topping browns too rapidly place a piece of foil loosely over the pie).

Step 12

Cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

Step 13

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, YUM!

Tips & Variations

  • One 9-inch deep-dish pie plate



Mmmmmmmmm.......need I say more? Great pie to serve on a cold, rainy and raw Fall day. I used a mix of apples that were a little over-the-hill that were sitting in my refrigerator (granny smith, braeburn, golden delicious, red delicious, and cortland) and it came out perfect. (I used about 9 apples in total and cut them all thin). Pie Perfection!! Thank you Kittencal for another winner!

review by:
(12 Nov 2015)


Loads of apples and lots of ideas, but just had to make this since no one has tried it yet. The crumb topping is undeniably delicious and it is a super good dessert!

review by:
(19 Oct 2015)