Apple Crumb Pie
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5 from 24 votes

Crumb Topping for Apple Pie

A perfect crumb topping that can be used for apple crumb pie!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pie, crumb topping, pie
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 271kcal


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats you can substitute this for granola
  • 4 ounces nuts any variety of nuts or candied nuts will work; optional
  • Apple pie filling and pie crust for 9" pie see notes


  • Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until large crumbs form. I suggest doing this with your hands. Stop as soon as you have large crumbs. Do not overmix.
  • Bake apple pie filling in pie crust at 400 F for 40 minutes (or 20 minutes shy of the total baking time for your pie recipe).
  • Top evenly with crumbs. Cover crust with a pie guard if it is getting brown.
  • Bake for another 20 minutes. Crumbs should be dark brown but not burnt.
  • Cool for at least three hours before cutting into pie. 


If you don't have a favorite apple pie filling, use mine!
Simply toss together:
  • 2 pounds tart apples, a mix of red and green,┬ásliced into 8-10 slices per apple (no need to peel them)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
My favorite pie crust recipe is from Brave Tart with the addition of the zest of one lemon.


Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 7.1% | Calcium: 2.2% | Iron: 7.8%