Written by Piera Jolly of Jolly Mom for Personal Creations Blog.
Fall officially begins next week, and so many great things happen in the fall. Changing leaves, cozy nights by the fire, the beginning of the holiday season, and of course – baking. Lots and lots of baking! From pumpkin pies to apple pies – pies are always a hit with everyone.
We go apple picking at a pick-your-own orchard every fall so apple pie is naturally one of our favorites. You really can’t go wrong with apple pie. It’s an American tradition! It’s the perfect dessert for a Thanksgiving spread or any holiday gathering you’re hosting or attending this fall. In fact, a delicious apple pie baked in a Personalized Pie Baking Dish would make such a cute and thoughtful hostess gift!
The recipe I’m going to share with you today is an Apple Crumb Pie, which is a twist on the classic apple pie. Because the filling contains sour cream, it has a rich and tangy flavor that traditional apple pie does not. Plus, the crumb topping is beautiful and tastes even better!
Apple Crumb Pie Recipe
- 1 Prepared 9-inch Pie Dough (homemade or store-bought is fine)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 3 Tbsp corn starch
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 pounds Granny Smith or Golden Delicious Apples (about 7-8 apples), peeled, cored, and sliced into 1/4-inch wedges
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Roll out pie dough and line 9-inch pie plate. Freeze for at 15-20 minutes to firm dough.
3. Prepare crumb topping by combining sugars, cinnamon, flour and salt. Cut in butter using a pastry cutter or two knives until mixture resembles large peas. With hands, press topping together to form large clumps. Refrigerate until ready to use.
4. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and salt. Add apples and toss to evenly combine.
5. Add sour cream and vanilla to apple mixture and toss well to coat evenly.
6. Spoon apple mixture into chilled crust.
7. Sprinkle top of apple mixture with crumb topping.
8. Place pie on foil-lined baking sheet to catch and overflow during baking. Bake pie for 1 hour. Then, turn oven down to 350 degrees and bake for another 35-45 minutes or until the filling in the center is bubbling. If needed, you can loosely cover pie with aluminum foil towards the end of cooking to prevent over browning.
9. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Piera Jolly is the founder and editor-in-chief of JollyMom.com, a savvy and popular blog that provides moms with helpful parenting information, fun child-friendly activities, craft ideas, recipes, and the latest trends for moms, kids, and families. JollyMom.com is also proud to have been named a Top 10 Inspiring Blogger by Mashable, a Power Mom by Nielsen and one of Access Communication’s Top 50 Mommy Blogs!