Apple Crumble Pie

Prep Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins

Tart apples, sweet raisins, and a crumb topping make for a blue-ribbon dessert. Pack the apples in tightly to minimize gaps between filling and crust once the pie is baked.


  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

  • ¼ cup packed light-brown sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 1 recipe Our Favorite Pie Crust

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 4 pounds Granny Smith apples (8 to 10)

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Make crumb topping: In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup flour, butter, brown sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Work with fingers until large clumps form; freeze.

  2. On a lightly floured piece of wax paper or parchment paper, roll dough into a 14-inch circle. Carefully fit into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate, gently lowering dough into bottom and sides of pie plate without stretching (you will have a 2-inch overhang all around). Refrigerate.

  3. Place lemon juice in a large bowl. Peel, core, and slice apples 1/8 inch thick, transferring them to the bowl as you work. Add granulated sugar, raisins, cinnamon, remaining 1/4 cup flour, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; toss to combine. Transfer apple mixture to pie crust, pressing in firmly. Fold dough overhang over filling, pleating it as you work your way around pie; press dough firmly against filling.

  4. Bake 45 minutes, then sprinkle apple filling with crumb topping. Continue to bake until golden and bubbling, 30 to 45 minutes more. Cool at least 6 hours before serving.

    apple crumb pie
    David Loftus
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