Deep-Dish Apple Pie with Crumble Topping


I got this recipe from lots of different sources. I couldn't find one I liked. So took what I liked and added my own spin and this is what came out. I love this recipe, because it has all the flavors of fall. A little trick I learned from my grandmother: use different types of apples for the best flavor. I use Granny Smith, Braeburn, and Golden Delicious, but you can use whatever you like. I serve it as is, but encourage the use of ice cream, whipped cream, or whatever addition the occasion calls for.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
1 9-inch deep-dish pie


Pie Crust:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 egg yolks

  • ¼ cup cold butter, cubed

  • cup water


  • 6 apples - peeled, cored, and chopped

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground mulling spices

  • 1 pinch salt


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup rolled oats

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Mix 1 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt together in a large bowl. Rub egg yolks and cold butter into the flour mixture until it forms fine crumbs. Add water a little at a time just until dough starts to form and stick together. Wrap dough with plastic wrap and allow to rest in the refrigerator, about 30 minutes.

  2. Roll pie dough out on a well-floured surface and place in 9-inch deep-dish pie plate.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Combine apples, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, mulling spices, and pinch of salt in a large bowl; mix well to combine. Place apple mixture in prepared pie shell.

  5. Cream 1/2 cup softened butter and 1/2 cup sugar together in a bowl with an electric mixer. Stir in 3/4 cup flour, oats, cinnamon, and pinch of salt. Sprinkle the topping mixture over the apples.

  6. Bake pie in the preheated oven until crust and topping are golden brown and filling begins to bubble, about 1 hour.

Cook's Notes:

You may not need to add the full amount of water to the dough - too much water will make the dough too soft and sticky to handle.

If you are going to use mulling spices you need to grind them, for spices are kept whole. You can substitute 1/4 teaspoon each of ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground allspice, and ground anise for the mulling spices.

You can make 2 regular 9-inch pies with this amount of filling if you need to serve 16 people.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

404 Calories
16g Fat
64g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 404
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 249mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 152mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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