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Best Ever Apple Pie with Oatmeal Crumb Topping

I am part of a monthly dessert challenge and this months ingredients to bake with were Apples and Cinnamon. I instantly knew that I was going to make this Best Ever Apple Pie with Oatmeal Crumbs, because I had made it before already, but never got to take a picture! You know why? Because it was so good, it was literally (I am not dramatizing here) gone within half an hour. My husband and me couldn’t stop eating. Same happened this time, but I made sure I get a picture 😛

The pie crust is perfect and super easy to work with, the filling is just slightly sweet, more leaning towards sour and the crumbles are so so crunchy and sweet – A perfect combo and amazingly balanced flavors. You can easily add more sugar to the filling if you like it sweeter or use sweet apples. Or maybe think about using some flavoring in the crumbles. I added coconut flavor this time and it was great! Now if this still isn’t enough for you, you can go crazy on toppings: Caramel sauce, icing, chocolate fudge sauce, ice cream … Endless possibilities.

Now on to the recipe (you will most likely have all ingredients at home) and then let’s have a look at what all the other came up with for this challenge!

best ever apple pie with oatmeal crumbs

Best Ever Apple Pie with Oatmeal Crumb Topping
Recipe type: Dessert
What you need
The Crust:
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ cup butter, cold
  • 2-4 tablespoons ice water
The Filling:
  • 5 small apples
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
The Topping:
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, cold
How you make it
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 F
  2. Spray a 8 inch pie pan with cooking spray
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, salt, sugar and cubed cold butter with your fingertips until crumbly (if too crumbly add some of the ice water)
  4. Knead dough only a few times to turn it into a ball
  5. On a floured surface roll out the dough big enough to fit the pie form
  6. Transfer into pie form and bake for 10 minutes
  7. Meanwhile in another large bowl combine chopped apples, brown sugar, lemon juice, nutmeg and flour until all covered, set aside
  8. In another large bowl combine All topping ingredients with your fingertips until crumbly (will be very buttery)
  9. Pour apples into pre-baked crust and top with cinnamon crumbles
  10. Bake for another 30-35 minutes
  11. Let cool before eating :)

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  1. Following from the Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge!

    This reminds me of an apple pie my brother used to make that was baked in a paper bag. It had the same crumbly kind of topper. I really enjoyed it, but he lives 2000 miles away now, so I’m glad to have your recipe. Thanks!

  2. Looks and sounds delicious. I normally cheat and buy my pie crust. Your recipe makes it sounds simple. I need to start making my own. I just don’t make pies often. Great job!

  3. Oooh, that looks yummy Jutta! I love a good apple pie. :)

  4. Crumble topping is so yummy on apple pie. This will be on my list of ‘to make’ soon!
    Great challenge choice.

  5. Heavenly! I would love a slice of this to go with my coffee…even though it is breakfast time!

  6. I love it. You only have to make one pie crust and it doesn’t have to be pretty! By the time I’m topping my pie I’m generally worn out.

  7. I would pick all the topping off and just it it! Looks fantastic! Love this challenge!

  8. Oatmeal crumb sounds so good Jutta!

  9. This looks amazing! Just stopping by to welcome you to the Social Fabric Community!

  10. I know I will give this a try. I have gotten very used to coffee and cake time here in Germany! This looks great

  11. This looks amazing, and the topping is so unique. I can’t wait to try this!

  12. in step 7 it lists out brown sugar, but in the ingredients list it just says sugar. which should i use?

  13. Mine is in the oven right now. I find baking it the day before eating it, and then warming it up the next day to serve makes it all taste better. Apple pie the next day is so good! Crumb topping is the best as well. :)

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