Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Apple Pie with Crumb Topping (Easy Fall Dessert Recipe)

The women's ministry at my church puts together a super-fun event each Fall. Ladies stop by and socialize while they assemble apple pies. The pies can be baked right away or frozen and baked later. We made them once years ago at MOPS too, and they were a real crowd-pleaser. I had to miss this year due to sick kids, but I was able to pick up the ingredients and put my pies together at home. This recipe for Apple Pie with Crumb Topping is, hands down, one of the best I've ever tasted!
Apple Pie with Crumb Topping (Easy Fall Dessert Recipe) from Serenity Now

I should also state that I am firmly part of the camp that believes it's not really dessert unless there is chocolate in it. So for me to give this pie such rave reviews means it must be good!

1 unbaked, deep dish pie shell
4 to 6 large tart apples
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt

Crumb Topping
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup butter


1. Peel and core your apples.
2. Place sliced apples (I also did one pie with apples I chopped up) into pie shell.
3. Mix the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt well. Sprinkle over the applies.
4. For the crumb topping, mix the sugar and flour. Cut in butter.
5. Press crumb topping over apples.
6. Place on a metal cookie sheet and bake for about 50 minutes.

*Note: You can make this pie ahead and freeze in a large ziploc bag. My friend Michelle suggested coverng the pie with foil for the first and baking at the regular temp for 30 minutes, and then removing the foil to bake an additional 40 to 50 minutes until brown and bubbly. This worked like a charm.

I like to serve slices with a nice serving of vanilla ice cream and some caramel sauce drizzled on top. This slice is a little flat because it was the last piece left...the rest of the pie was devoured!
Apple Pie with Crumb Topping (Easy Fall Dessert Recipe) from Serenity Now

With baby most likely on the way this week, I have two pies waiting in my freezer for Thanksgiving. It will be a relief to just pop one in the oven and grab a carton of Breyer's before heading over to the in-laws' for the big meal. You can't get much easier than that!

What's your favorite pie flavor?

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the recipe! It was easy and yummy. You didn't say the temp but 350 worked for me. Thanks again.


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