Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Amish Apple Crumb Pie


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Amish Apple Crumb Pie

Sliced apples seasoned with cinnamon, sugar, vanilla and apple cider are piled high into a pie shell and topped with a delicious brown sugar crumb topping. 

Today I have a delicious 🍎 Amish Apple Crumb Pie recipe to share with you! If you know my blog than you know how much I love apple season and apple desserts, especially apple pie treats. On my blog you'll find recipes for Classic Apple Pie, Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls, Apple Pie Bread, Apple Pie Egg Rolls, Apple Pie Oatmeal and Apple Pie Jam. Oh how I love apples! 

Last week it felt a little bit more like fall then summer in my kitchen. The weather was somewhat cooler with the highs in the low 80's and the 60's at night. I know not much of a cool front, but we're in Texas and this is very unusual for August-September, so it really puts me in the mood to bake up a fall treat.  

I've had my eye on the Amish Apple Pie recipe for quite a while now. I wanted to give the recipe a trial run before I bake it for a fall family get-together in October. I love classic apple pie, but apple crumb pie comes in a close second of my favorite fall pies. 

The filling recipe was pretty basic, calling for just apples, sugar, and cinnamon. I felt that the recipe needed a bit more flavor, so I added a few extra ingredients, fresh apple cider, vanilla extract and a bit of flour. 

With the adaptions I made this apple crumb pie was cinnamon-y and bursting with apple flavor. I knew this recipe turned out perfect when my husband said that he thought I bought this pie at a bakery.  Let's get started with the step-by-step instructions. 

To start into a large bowl thinly slice the apples with a paring knife or use an apple peeler and corer. In a separate small bowl mix the sugar, cinnamon, 3 tablespoons flour together.  

Sprinkle the mixture over the apples and toss. 

Add the apple cider and vanilla extract. Toss the apple mixture again. 

Pour the apple mixture into the pie shell. Pile the apples nice and high because they'll shrink down when baking.  


In a medium size bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and pecans (if using) together using a pastry cutter, large fork or your fingers. 


Sprinkle the topping over the pie. Bake for 15 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 30 minutes. At this point I add a pie guard to my pie so the edges would not burn. 


Whenever I make pies the pie crust edges always turn out perfectly thanks to a little pie trick that I learned from my Ma maw Eaves. She showed me how to turn a disposable pie plate into a simple and affordable pie guard. 

I learned this trick about 20 years ago and since then I've never had burnt pie crust edges. The next time you have a disposable pie pan save it and cut out the middle (so the filling can still cook and brown). Just invert the pie pan over your pie crust for a perfectly baked pie every time.  

Cool pie on a wire rack or windowsill until the pie is cooled and firm (about 1 hour). Store any leftovers in a covered container. Pie will keep for up to 5 days. 


I will definitely be bringing this pie to our fall get-together along with this Caramel Topped Pumpkin Cheesecake


Amish Apple Crumb Pie 

3/4 - cup raw or granulated sugar (I prefer raw sugar)
1 - teaspoon cinnamon
3 - tablespoons all purpose flour
6 - 7 - cups apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced 
(I used Gala and Golden Delicious Apples) 
1/4 - cup apple cider
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract 
1 - store bought or homemade single pie crust (unbaked)

Crumb Topping:
1/2 - cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/4 - cup brown sugar
1 - cup all purpose flour
1/4 - teaspoon cinnamon 
1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional

Preheat oven to 425 F degrees. Thinly slice the apples into a large bowl. Add the sugar, cinnamon, 3 tablespoons flour together and sprinkle over the apples and toss. 

Add the apple cider and vanilla extract. Toss the apple mixture again and put the apples into the unbaked pie shell. Pile the apples high because they will shrink as they bake. 

In a medium size bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and pecans (if using) together using a pastry cutter or using your fingers. 

Sprinkle the topping over the pie. Bake for 15 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 30 minutes. 

Cool pie on a wire rack or windowsill until the pie is cooled and firm (about 1 hour). Store any leftovers in a covered container. Pie will keep for up to 5 days. 

cook time: 45 minutes
servings: 6-8
slightly adapted by: The Amish Cook's Family Favorite Recipes



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14 comments:

Cheryl said... #

This looks so good! Love the ingredients you added! May I ask what apples you used or does it matter. Never baked an apple pie before. Thank you and have a great day!

Erin said... #

This looks absolutely delicious!

Rochkirstin Santos said... #

This apple crumb pie looks so delicious that I'd want a slice like right now in this moment. I feel like it's the perfect dessert to cap off a great family meal. It won't last us for more than five days for sure. :)

ShelleyKing said... #

I love the adaption. Everything is better with Apple cider and vanilla. This will be perfect for thanksgiving this year! I love the pie pan trick. I have always had a problem with the edges of the crust gettimg too Brown.
I can't wait to make this.

Sapphire Kharyzma said... #

I can't say it enough! Apple, cinnamon, vanilla...they just all belong together. I love how delicious this recipe looks and sounds. I plan to make it for my kids this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

Sue Reddel said... #

I love your version of this Amish Apple pie. Now's the perfect time to try out a new recipe apple pie recipe with all the fall apples available. We'll be trying it out next weekend.

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Lisa Codina said... #

I love everything fall...the colours and the flavours; vanilla, apples, cinnamon, pumpkin spice...and of course apple pie! This looks divine and has me craving apple pie now!

Vanessa Palma said... #

This is my husband's favorite. I'll definitely have to try this recipe. And thanks for the tip on not burning the edges!

Nadalie Bardowell said... #

Oh my goodness does that ever look so delicious! I am on the hunt for a tasty apple pie recipe. This past year and a half now I just found out I am gluten intolerant and all the good apple pies I’ve tried haven’t been successful when I convert the flour to gluten-free. Hopefully this recipe will taste as good as it looks with the conversion!

Censie Sawyer said... #

What a great fall dessert recipe. YUM! Apple is my favorite to bake with. My apple pie is a bit different than this one. I am excited to give this one a try! HAPPY FALL!!!!

Karlyn Cruz said... #

I've never baked an apple pie. Or any kind of pie. I always felt like it was going to be difficult but this really looks easy. The pictures makes it look like it's definitely something I could put together! My husband loves apple pie so I'm definitely going to try this!

Aileen Adalid said... #

Oh my goodness this looks absolutely delicious! I've never had the chance to make an apple pie so maybe now is the time. The recipe you shared looks so easy to follow so it should be a breeze! Thanks!

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