I often brown the topping for this special-occasion pie under the broiler to give it extra eye appeal. Watch it carefully, though, because you don't want to burn Thanksgiving dessert! It's a fitting finale for any festive meal.

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15 mins
45 mins
60 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Line a 9-in. pie plate with pastry; flute edges. In a large bowl, combine the apples, butter, sour cream, lemon juice, sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spoon into pastry shell. For topping, combine flour and sugar in a bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over filling.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until the filling is bubbly and the apples are tender. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

494 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 71.8g; fat 22.8g; cholesterol 32.6mg; sodium 241.5mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (63)

Rating: 5 stars
Very good- everyone loved it! I added nutmeg and cinnamon to the topping as suggested. Next time, I would use sliced apples instead of chopped because it's more traditional and easier to eat. I would also use about 5 cups of apples because it was almost overflowing as it cooked. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is the best crumb pie I have made. I did use brown sugar in the topping mix. We love it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I just made this pie for our Thanksgiving dinner and it turned out delicious. I used Granny Smith apples and increased cooking time for 10 more minutes and browned the top a little (as suggested). My husband and I loved it, my daughter thought it was a little too tart. I guess it depends on taste. I might try to use sweeter apples next time, but other than that it was very, very good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Made 2 of these pies for the office and they only lasted an hour! Delicious recipe! I used 1/2 cup brown sugar instead of white sugar in the filling too and instead of sour cream, I used plain non-fat yogurt. I am definitelyl making this for the holidays! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
VERY good recipe! I used Brown Sugar instead of white and increased the sour cream by a table spoon. Perfect! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious!!! I did half brown and half white sugar in the filling and the topping. I also added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg instead. This is the best apple pie I have ever had:). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
The topping alone is worth the 5 stars. I did as others suggested adding the cinnamon and nutmeg. I had two slices. The second slice I heated in the microwave for 30 seconds and added a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. If you have a pie filling recipe that you like, use it, but add this topping to it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this today for my Mom, whose a pretty good cook herself. Said it was the best she's had in a long while (she's in her 70's). I made it as is except I used brown sugar instead of white as others suggested. Thanks for an excellent recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Awesome pie! I got great reviews from the family at Thanksgiving. I did substitute vanilla flavoured creamer for sour cream ( not really the same thing) and it turned out great. Read More