Deep Dish Apple Crumble Pie Recipe

I have a definite sweet tooth.  It doesn’t matter what it is cakes, cookies, pies – there’s some variety of it that I like of everything.  But if I had to choose a favorite dessert that I could eat over and over again, it would hands down be an American favorite…deep dish apple crumble pie.

This deep dish apple crumb pie recipe has become my trademark dessert over the years as I’ve perfected it.  Once you’ve made this recipe you’ll never be satisfied with a store bought pie again.  Once you’ve had the balance of sweet, spice, and tart with crisp, fresh apples you’ll be unable to settle for anything less than perfection.



Deep Dish Apple Crumble Pie


2 (9-inch) unbaked deep dish pie crusts
8 medium Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored, and sliced
1 T. lemon juice
1/2 c. white sugar
3 T. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg


1 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. light brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. butter



1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
2. To prepare the filling, peel, core, and slice the apples.  You’ll have to experiment with the thickness of your apples – cutting them too thin will make for mushy filling, too thick and the apples will be crunchy.  For the ideal apple pie, err on the side of crunchiness.
3. In a separate bowl, coat the apples with the white sugar, lemon juice, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
4. Spiral the apples in each pie shell, layering them highest in the center.
5. Prepare the topping by mixing together ingredients until the mixture is crumbly.
6. Topping: Mix 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; cut in butter or margarine until mixture is moist and crumbly, and clumps together easily.
7. Wrap foil over edges of pie so that it doesn’t burn.
8. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven at 450 degrees.
9. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking for 45 minutes.  Keep an eye on the top of the pie, if it starts burning create a dome with foil.


If you still have a sweet tooth, check out my Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe.



  1. Looks yummy. My pregnancy sweet tooth hasn’t gone away yet! I have to say cherry pie is my fave pie though! Do you make cherry pies too?!

  2. This looks yummy! I love apple pie, and I love it when it has a crumb topping especially…and the ingredients are all natural, so this is a pie recipe I want to try.

  3. Apple pie is my favorite fruit pie! This looks so good–I love the crumb topping. The only thing missing is a scoop of vanilla ice cream. :)

  4. Apple pie is definitely a must-have dessert. I make them for every holiday! This sounds so good.

  5. I love crumb toppings on apple pie so much! That looks divine!

  6. MMMM! I love apple pie too, I need to make this!

  7. This looks delicious! I wish I lived closer 😉

  8. OH this looks so delicious! I love the crumb topping!

  9. Sheila Rinderknecht says:

    This looks awesome, but are you making two pies, or one with a double layer of crust and apples, then topping? I’d love to make this for the holidays…I’d love to make this for our early Christmas–next weekend. Thanks if you have time to repond.

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