Apple Crumb Pie

Apple Crumb Pie Recipe by Manjula

Apple Crumb Pie

Apple Crumb Pie is simple, delicious, and easy to make. This dessert is perfect for fall and winter months. Hot apple crumb, topped with vanilla ice cream – my kind of a dessert, and popular with my family.
Recipe will serve 4 to 6.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 3 green Granny Smith Apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • ¾ cup oatmeal
  • ¼ cup walnut crushed
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup butter


  • Preheat the oven 370 degree F.
  • In a bowl mix oatmeal, walnut, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, and butter. Set aside.
  • Spread the sliced apple evenly in the 9-inch pie pan.
  • Sprinkle the water evenly over the apple.
  • Spread the oatmeal mix evenly over apple.
  • Put the pie plate over the center rack of oven.
  • Let it bake for 20 minutes.
  • Take it out from oven. Tilt the pie plate a little and use a spoon to move some of the apple juice; put it over pie evenly.
  • Put the pie plate again back in oven and bake for 10 more minutes.


  • Putting the juice over the top of the pie keeps the crumbs moist and crunchy.
Serving Suggestion
  • Serve hot.
  • Tastes great topped with scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Keyword Apple, Crumb, Dessert, Granny Smith, hot, Ice Cream, oatmeal, pie, vanilla, walnut
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50 thoughts on “Apple Crumb Pie

    1. Ok I finally tried the recipe, I don’t know if it can be called a traditional crumble but I don’t care because it’s so good. I ate it topped with homemade zabaione ice cream, which unfortunately contains both eggs (though I think they can be substituted) and alcohol (marsala wine, there is no substitute) so I cannot share it with you. I think they paired together very well. Another good pairing would be almond ice cream. I used toasted skin-on almonds instead of walnuts because that’s what I had and they worked well, I also subbed the water with lemon juice because my apples were not that tart.
      I hope you are doing well in this time of pandemia, please you and your family stay safe.
      Thank you, Didina

  1. Hi, I’m sorry to sound critical, but the topping for English apple crumble, which is what this is, should be made on a half fat to flour basis, by weight, then rubbed together, as if to make shortcrust pastry, but without adding any liquid. The same amount of sugar as the fat can be added for sweetness. Oats can also be added for extra crunch. It should be crisp and crunchy when cooked, so tipping the liquid over it at the end is not recommended.

  2. Dear Manjula Ji, thank you very much for sharing your recipes. I have tried a number of them and they have come out excellent! Somehow the apple crumb pie turned out too ‘liquidy’. Is it possible that the recipe is missing an ingredient, namely flour? Other versions of the recipe do require flour.

    1. You can whisk together 3/4 TBL cornstarch and 1/4 cup of water. Pour over the apple mixture and toss with hands to cover all the pieces. This will thicken up the apples so there were be no excess water. For the crumble, you can use 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour and 1/2 cup oatmeal, but my guess is that this won’t have much to do with the excess water, unless it helps absorb the liquid from the apples as they cook?

  3. Hi Manjula Aunty,

    I want to know what is oatmeal and if we can substitue it with something else because where I live in Middle East , I am not able to find it.


  4. I love your recipes. I need to know what sweeteners you use for your deserts in place of sugar. I seem to need something sweet everyday . Also what type of sweet tasting 0 calorie drinks can I make. I am soooo serious. I need help. Your site has pointed me into the right direction. I love well seasoned food. Thank you so much.

  5. Hello Aunty,
    i am very much fascinated with this recipe and want to make it as desert for a dinner party I am going to host. I wanted to know if i can make this pie in the morning and store in the fridge and thn at the time of serving i reheat it in microwave and server with vanilla ice creme? Please reply soon.


  6. Hi
    should we keep icecream scoop on hot apple crumb pie, or should we wait to let it cool down. kindly suggest how to serve in the get together.
    Thanks n regards

  7. hey,Terrific blogging dude! i am just Fed up with using RSS feeds and do you use twitter?so i can follow you there:D.
    PS:Have you thought putting video to your blog posts to keep the visitors more interested?I think it works.Best regards, Hien Lowcks

  8. Hello Aunty,

    I loved your recipe. I have so many apple pie recipes from my american friends and from different websites. But it never made me to try it. Some how after watching your site, I felt like trying. I appreciate your time and effort in teaching how to make these complex desserts into simple recipes.

    Thanks and I love all your recipes.

  9. Manjula aunty,
    Thanks a lot for teaching me these recipes. So far, I’ve made your veg biryani, muthias, veg pakoras, and today I made your crumb pie. Each of these were big hits with my family. Please keep these recipes coming in your loving and simple style:)

  10. Hi Manjula Aunty,
    I have become a recent fan of you & your wonderful recipes.
    We tried this recipe yesterday with my 6 year old son, and 11 year old daughter, and they were so excited to make this and the results were amazing. The whole pie went in few minutes.

    Thank you,

  11. Anuty, Thanks for wonderfull website and receipies you show… I have prepared vegitable pakoda …….they are simply ultimate……. I will more of it ..


  12. Hello Manjula Auntie,
    I love the way you cook and in your every recepie I can feel warmth like my mother.
    I would like to ask you what oatmeal should be used in this recepie. The instant Oats or old fashioned oats because they both take different times to cook.
    Thank you in advance and please keep posting new and delicious recepies the way you do… Great…


  13. Aunty,
    today i tried your recipe of apple pie ..and my frds loved it..
    I really want to thank you aunty and u are like my mother..i learn a lot from you.Please post more and more recipes.

  14. Hello Aunty,

    Your dishes are awesome.
    The thing is I’m nursing and my little one is allergic to cow milk so I cant have any dairy product.
    What can I replace butter with?

    Thank You.

  15. Aunty,
    Thank you for so many great recipes. You make it look so easy, and reminds me how much I love to cook! So I will take more time in my busy life to try many of your delicious recipes. Tonight my husband and I will make your kheer recipe!! Your efforts are greatly appreciated. And I love when you mention your family – makes you relax and connect with us (your fans) even more 🙂

  16. Hi Manjula.. I discovered your webside while looking for Naan.. however I just presented your website to my mum and worked as her translater…
    She really likes it and I’ll be eating Apple Crumb Pie very soon!
    Thanks! Regards from my mum
    Be well…claus

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