All-American Classic Apple Crumble Pie

All-American Apple Crumble Pie

This Apple Crumble Pie is the All-American Pie my dreams are made of. Perfect for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving or Christmas, it is a simple pie, full of classic flavors that is a special treat for any holiday!

An All-American Classic Apple Crumble Pie that is perfect for Thanksgiving day. Tart apples, lots of cinnamon sugar, and buttery, sugary topping! So delicious!

The pie of the year: All-American Classic Apple Crumble Pie!

Even though Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we are ready for all the All-American Classic Apple Crumble Pie our heart can handle, some places have completely forgotten about it altogether!

Macy’s is already decorated for Christmas, some places already have twinkling lights and if you go to Target, they have pretty much skipped over Thanksgiving altogether with the amount of toys out on display for Christmas gifts.  It’s a sad reality.

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays.  There was just something so exciting leading up to it.  It’s like the kick off of the best time of the year!

I have fond memories of sleeping in and then stumbling into the kitchen to find the turkey was already in the oven and my mom was cooking up a storm! As I got older, I started getting up earlier to join my mom in the kitchen.

We would press play on all the holiday Christmas movies and let those run while we cooked.  When we were tired of those, we’d move on to Michael Buble’s Christmas album.  It is the perfect thing to listen to on Thanksgiving day!

We’d usually divide up the tasks between my mom, sisters and I (that’s a total of 5 girls!).  Usually, my favorite was sticking to either making the homemade potato rolls, mac and cheese or any dessert!

We would make soooo many pies! Some to keep for dinner, and others to give away to our neighbors, family who we wouldn’t be seeing that evening, pastors, and other friends!

My mom would often make pie deliveries bright and early on Thanksgiving morning so our friends would have home baked pies for dessert with their families!

An All-American Classic Apple Crumble Pie that is perfect for Thanksgiving day. Tart apples, lots of cinnamon sugar, and buttery, sugary topping! So delicious!

Who gets the Apple Crumble Pie you ask?

The easiest pie on the menu was always the apple crumble pie.  I mean, it is practically fool proof.  Peel and core the apples, toss them in cinnamon sugar then pour in a pie crust.

Combine butter, flour, and sugar, crumble over the top and bake.  It really cannot get easier.  That’s why the youngest sisters were always making this one.  Even a kid can pull it off!

Today I want to share with you how to make this totally simple, but completely delicious pie! I hope it makes its way around your Thanksgiving table!

And if my very favorite All-American Classic Apple Crumble Pie does make it’s way to your table, send me a photo or tag me on Instagram! I’d love to check it out and feature your pie :) #toeatdrinkandbemarried

A classic, Thanksgiving day Apple Crumble Pie. Tart apples, lots of cinnamon sugar, and buttery, sugary topping! So delicious!

An All-American Classic Apple Crumble Pie that is perfect for Thanksgiving day. Tart apples, lots of cinnamon sugar, and buttery, sugary topping! So delicious!

All-American Classic Apple Crumble Pie

Sophia Inza
The Classic Apple Crumble Pie you want to enjoy around every Thanksgiving table!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 slices


For the Pie:

  • 1 homemade or frozen pie crust
  • 5 McIntosh Apples peeled, cored & sliced
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup white sugar

For the Crumble Topping:

  • 6 tbsp. butter softened
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • dash of salt


  • In a large toss all of the of the pie ingredients together and pour into pie crust.
  • With a fork, cut all of the topping ingredients together in a small bowl.  Add more flour if needed until it resembles coarse crumbs.  Sprinkle over pie.
  • Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until golden brown on the top and the syrup is bubbly.  Allow to cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes before cutting into it.

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68 thoughts on “All-American Classic Apple Crumble Pie”

  1. MmmmmMmmm. Last time I made a crumble pie/cake the crumbles got soggy on the bottom and toasted on the top. Any tips on how to keep from getting soggy?

    1. Ah yeah, that usually means too much butter in the crumble mixture. It just melted :( Add a little extra flour next time so it resembles coarse crumbs. :) Hope your next one is better!!

  2. girltimewithaliyat

    Definitely will be giving this recipe a try. I love the fall season and baking just comes along with it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love apple pie! This one looks delicious and easy enough that even I can bake it. I’m dreaming of apple season so I can give this a try!

  4. I’m a newbie here to Apple crumble pie. In the U.K. we have various pie as well as apple crumble but I’ve never seen the combination. I also am interested in pumpkin pie recipes so we will check out yours. Thanks

  5. Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    What a fabulous pie! I never would have thought how easy it is to make! It looks amazing! Adding it to my Thanksgiving menu!

  6. Elaine @ Changing Laines

    I’ve never actually made a pie despite having several pie pans. Maybe this year I’ll have to change that. Homemade pies are so much better than store bought!

  7. This post is so timely for me. Because of the crazy hot summer weve had we have a lot more apples on the tree this year so I will definitely be baking this apple crumble pie this weekend!

  8. You have seriously a large varieties of Pie and I love it. I eat apple pie many times but I love it’s topping. I’ll try it too.

  9. What a lovely tradition you have with your mom and sisters. I have to admit that Thanksgiving has never been a large celebration at my house – we always have a lovely dinner with family or now that I live far from my family, we have other friends over who don’t have family near – but, bake pies all day!!! Amazing – and apple crumble is my favourite, so turning that into a pie is win-win – although, I did also see a recipe for pecan pie listed there…so many choices!

  10. Jen @ Jenron Designs

    Oh I love a good crumble for a apple pie those are so tasty and tis the season we are having so many apple festivals this weekend.

  11. Looks delicious, what a pity I’m on a diet!
    BTW the little story on how your mum was making a bake delivery has moved me!

  12. Living In Magnolias

    Now we’re hungry :D Apple crumble pie is the best, we literally waited for autumn just so we can bake all the apple, carrot and pumpkin goods.

  13. Now this looks good. I love the crumbly topping on top of the pie adding a little crunchy to a soft apple. Yum.

  14. Marijke Doldersum

    I love the way you describe all these American holidays you guys have. It sounds so cozy and warm. Also the cooking together makes me remember when we had both our daughters and usually a homestay student hanging around in the kitchen while cooking dinner. Lovely times.

  15. I love love this receipe, been craving apple pie all week I might just have to make this crumble top version! Perfect for the Fall season!

  16. Even though Halloween is gone, it’s never too late to try out a recipe. This one looks delish. Marking this one down for Christmas ?

  17. Ms. Health-Esteem

    It’s a classic for a reason! This looks magnificent! I hope you have a beautiful thanksgiving and enjoy this and tons of other delights.

  18. I love apple crumble so much! This recipe looks both delicious and very easy! I’m going to share it with my up and coming teen chef to see if she can make it for us.

  19. Adventure Aficionado

    Oh wow that seems like a simple recipe to follow! The one thing I always am concerned about is making the crust too soft or soggy.

  20. Such a classic dessert! Love it! I like how detailed you had this all laid out, really good job. Just makes it so much easier to follow instructions :)

  21. I love the simplicity of this recipe! It reminds me so much of the one sold at my favorite restaurant in DC many years ago. SUPER delicious with a scoop of cinnamon ice cream on top. Will definitely be making again while social distancing!

  22. Katie | Chit Chat With Katie

    I always forget about crumble pies! This sounds like the perfect social isolation weekend project. I can’t wait for the smell of fresh apple pie! Thanks for sharing!

  23. I find myself baking more and more during this quarantine! Although I am not that great at it, I will definitely try this recipe! :)

  24. Jen @ Jenron Designs

    Yummy I made this Apple Crumble a few weeks back and now I am pinning it to my recipe box for easy reference!

  25. Definitely have to try this recipe. Most times I make apple crumble I don’t have a filling at the bottom , but if I do it right I’m sure it would be tasty.

  26. MMmmm…this looks so yummy I could almost eat the picture! I was also eyeing up some of your other pies too- definitely pinning them all!

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