Apple Pecan Crumb Top Pie

It had been way too long since I last made this pie (decades).  It used to be a yearly occurrence. Every thanksgiving I would make this pie, sometimes with the assistance of a beautiful little helper. I am posting the recipe so that she will now have it to make with her beautiful little helpers.

I did have another helper this year – my puppy was at my side the whole time I was peeling and slicing apples.IMG_8539.JPGMy father loved this pie.  Well, he loved apples and he loved pecans, so put them together and there was no way he couldn’t love it. So, as I made this I thought about my little helper, I thought about my father, and thought about how lucky I am to be able to make both the pie and the blog to share. IMG_8572.JPGUnfortunately, I did not take a picture of the final pie. I did not cover the crust and it browned too much (aka burned). I thought the pie was a fail…until we served it. It was delicious! Yes, it would have been better with a less cooked crust, but that really didn’t matter. So here is a picture of one of the cut pieces.IMG_8573.JPG

I have adjusted the recipe to avoid overcooking the crust.

Apple Pecan Crumb Top Pie

1 prepared pie crust

1/3 cup chopped pecans

1 cup sugar

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

2 Tbsp flour

6 cups peeled, thinly sliced Granny Smith apples

1 Tbsp butter (locally made)


Crumb topping

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup flour

1/3 – 1/2 cup chopped pecans

3 Tbsp butter (locally made)


Preheat oven to 375F.

Sprinkle  chopped pecans in bottom of pie crust.IMG_8568.JPGPlace the apples in a large bowl.  In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and flour.  IMG_8569.JPGMix with the apples to coat.IMG_8570.JPGPlace the apples in the pie crust. Dot with the butter.IMG_8571.JPG

Make the crumb topping:  In a medium bowl, mix together the topping ingredients with a fork or pastry cutter until the size of peas.

Spread the crumb topping on the apples.IMG_8572.JPGCover loosely with foil and bake for 20 minutes.  Remove foil and bake another 25-30 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!IMG_8573.JPG


2 Comments Add yours

  1. lbcapone says:

    It was very, very good. Thanks for inviting us over.

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