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Apple crumble pie topped with vanilla ice cream

Apple Crumble Pie

Cinnamon apple filling wrapped with flaky pie crust and topped with a delicious buttery brown sugar crumble. The perfect holiday dessert!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 380kcal
Author: MinShien


Pie Crust

  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup iced water

Apple Filling

  • 6-7 cups apples sliced (~1/4 inch thick)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter


Pie Crust

  • Combine flour and salt then using pastry cutter or food processor ('pulse' setting), cut cold butter into flour mixture. Butter should be cold and not soft.
  • Add iced water and knead dough into a ball. Dough should not be wet and sticky to the touch but would stick together when kneaded. Add more iced water a teaspoon at a time if dough is too dry.
  • Knead dough into a ball, flatten it slightly on the top, and seal with saran wrap. Then refrigerate for 2 hours or up to 24 hours.

Apple Filling

  • Add sliced apples to a large bowl. Then add the rest of the apple filling ingredients.
  • Stir to combine. Set aside.


  • Combine all purpose flour, brown sugar, ground cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Cut butter into mixture using a pastry cutter. Or move everything into a food processor to pulse butter into mixture. Mixture should be slightly crumbly when done. Butter should not be melted. Store in refrigerator until it is needed again.

Bringing everything together

  • Pre-heat oven to 400℉.
  • Remove pie crust from saran wrap and place on floured surface.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out pie crust until it is flat and ~11-12 inches wide in diameter.
  • Place pie crust into a round 9 inch pie pan, and fold over the sides as needed.
  • Add apple filling to pie crust, then top with crumble mixture.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then lower heat to 375℉ and bake for another 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let it cool for 15 minutes.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!


This recipe/post was first published on November 2020 and updated September 2021 with new photographs and revised, new & improved recipe.


Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 582IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg
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