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Dream Worthy Apple Pie

Tart apples with a sweet glaze in a basic dough and a light crumb topping.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 400 kcal



  • 6-8 Granny Smith Apples
  • 1 package of pre-made pie dough
  • 1 stick unsalted Butter
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp cloves
  • 1 ½ tsp ground nutmeg

Crumb Topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 stick salted butter cold


Pie Filling

  • Preheat oven to 425.° Set pie dough on counter.
  • Peel, core, and slice 6-8 Granny Smith Apples into 1-inch slices. Place apple slices in a large mixing bowl.
  • Pour lemon juice over sliced apples and toss in the bowl to coat. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Shake bowl again. Add vanilla extract and toss one more time. Place apple slices in fridge to chill while preparing the sauce.
  • Melt one stick of unsalted butter in a medium size pot over medium heat. While the butter is melting, lay the pie crust in an un-greased pie tin.
  • After the butter has melted, stir in 1 cup of sugar and ¼ cup of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 3 minutes stirring constantly.
  • Remove the apples from the fridge and pour ¾ of the hot butter mixture into the bowl. Using a large spoon, stir the apples until they are evenly coated in sauce.
  • Dump the apples into the crust lined pie plate and lay them evenly. Then, pour the remaining ¼ of the butter mixture over the top of the apples.

Crumb Topping

  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of flour with ½ cup of dark brown sugar. Cut a cold stick of salted butter into tablespoon pats and add to the bowl.
  • Using clean hands, mix the butter into the dry mixture until small balls form. This process typically takes about 6-7 minutes of mixing for me.
  • Spread the crumb topping mixture generously over the top of the pie.


  • Bake the pie on a baking tray for 15 minutes on 425.° Then, reduce the temperature to 350° and bake for another 45 minutes.
  • When the crumb topping is a dark golden brown and the filling is bubbling, remove from oven and let cool for one hour before serving.
  • Enjoy!
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