Apple Crisp Pie

This sweet apple crisp pie is packed full of thinly sliced apples and topped with a perfectly crunchy topping. This is your new favorite fall pie!

Apple Crisp Pie via Nutmeg Nanny

Hi Nutmeg Nanny readers! I’m Jen from Beantown Baker. Brandy is one of my favorite bloggers, so I was thrilled to do a guest post for her while she’s away. As my blog name implies, I live in Boston and I love to bake. My Hubby serves as my number one taste tester and even though he claims he’s not a big dessert guy, he has learned to enjoy the variety of cakescupcakescookies, and bars that I whip up to relieve the stress of my 9-5 desk job.

Making this apple pie was tough for me. You see, I’ve been holding on to every last second of summertime this year. I’ve been stubborn about admitting that fall is actually here. And I love fall – it’s definitely my favorite season. The cooler weather, football and food are all awesome! But my heart just hasn’t been in it this year. I think it’s because we had an especially brutal winter last year. I always says that the summers in Boston make living through the winters worthwhile. I figure mother nature owed us an extra long summer this year.

Apple Crisp Pie via Nutmeg Nanny

But then it happened. Hubby and I went apple picking. It’s hard to turn down an invite from my one year old nephew to spend the afternoon picking apples and laughing. So then we had about 20 pounds of apple in our kitchen. Hubby requested apple pie. But you see, I don’t really like making pie. I don’t know why, it’s just not my thing. And I wanted to make apple crisp.

Apple Crisp Pie via Nutmeg Nanny

Then I remembered this recipe. It’s the perfect combination of an apple pie and apple crisp. It’s delicious warm for an afternoon snack. Or breakfast. Or really any time of day.


Apple Crisp Pie

This sweet apple crisp pie is packed full of thinly sliced apples and topped with a perfectly crunchy topping. This is your new favorite fall pie!

Yield: 1 pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 85 minutes


For Filling:
6 cups apple chunks (I used 6 cortland apples here)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp lemon juice

For Topping:
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, melted

Source: From Baking Bites, as seen on Baked By Rachel


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare dry ingredients in a large bowl, set aside. Core, peel, and slice apples. Transfer into large bowl with dry ingredients. Top off with vanilla and lemon juice. Toss to coat apples well. Set aside for 10-15 minutes while you prep the dough.

Fit your pie crust into a pie plate. You can even use store bought pie crust if you prefer. Fill pie crust with prepared apple chunks.

In a medium bowl, combine the dry topping ingredients. Pour cooled melted butter into bowl. Toss and cut until small to medium sized chunks form. Break up large chunks as needed. Using a spoon, sprinkle crumb topping over entire pie.

Cover pie loosely with foil. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 375 and continue baking for an additional 35 minutes. Cool and enjoy.

18 Responses to “Apple Crisp Pie”

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    Becky @ Becky Bakes — September 27, 2011 at 8:46 am

    I LOVE apple pie with streusel! It’s so nice and tall too with all those apples…yum!

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    Lyndsey ~The Tiny Skillet — September 27, 2011 at 9:14 am

    I love apple crisp, this looks great. I like how you sliced your apples for the crisp. My mom always cut her apples that way for her apple pie, and she made the best apple pie.

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    Mal @ The Chic Geek — September 27, 2011 at 9:24 am

    This looks delicious! I went apple picking this weekend so have lots of apples to make tasty things with, I think I’ll make a crisp this weekend.

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — September 27, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Oh man, this looks like the perfect apple pie! Great guest post! 🙂

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — September 27, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Love this guest post! I’m all about pies that don’t actually require me to make a pie crust…and I’ve also been known to eat crumb topping by the spoonful. Yum!

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — September 27, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Sounds like a perfect way to use your apples. So nice of you to guest post. Hope Brandy is having fun.

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    Joanne — September 27, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    The million layers of that pie…I’m pretty sure it’s taller than my mouth is! Looks amazing.

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    Megan's Cookin' — September 28, 2011 at 7:52 am

    What a terrific looking pie! I love all those layers of apple goodness and the perfect topping in my opinion!

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    Heavenly Housewife — September 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    This is a thing of great beauty my daaaahling. Oh, how I am drooling!
    *kisses* HH

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    Jen @ — October 3, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks for letting me guest post! I remember that email you sent me because I was instantly drawn in to your blog name. LOVE IT!

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    stephanie — October 26, 2011 at 11:51 am

    i’m having a dinner party tomorrow night and want to get as much prep out of the way as possible today….could i make the filling tonight and leave it in the fridge? sounds like an amazing recipe!!

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    Jennifer — October 3, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    I would love to do this in muffin tins for individual servings but I’m not sure how that would effect the cook time or temp. Any suggestions?

    • Brandy replied: — October 4th, 2012 @ 11:50 pm

      The temperature I would keep the same but cut down a little on the cooking time. Check it at the halfway point to see how it looks.

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    Jennifer — October 10, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Thanks for the response. I made these tonight and this was my first ever attempt at a pie. Even made my own crust…I was impressed with myself…lol. Definitely not as pretty as the picture and my crumb topping needs some work, it seemed to be too wet, but overall yummy. The recipe is probably perfect but zi think my pie making skills need work.

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    Miss Mila — August 9, 2015 at 12:50 am

    I made this and it smells divine! Very easy to make and even if you screw it up, you can’t screw it up.


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