Val Pascale’s Apple Crumb Pie

I make this classic pie every holiday, including my birthday. It’s a crowd pleaser with everyone, especially my dad who can eat an entire one in a single night. I strongly recommend making this pie for the next holiday, it won’t disappoint.




Makes: 1 Pie 


Serving: ⅛ of Pie 



1 9-inch crust 

Crumb Topping:

3 tablespoons butter 

½ cup flour 

½ cup brown sugar 


2 tablespoons butter

½ cup white sugar 

¼ cup brown sugar

6 Apples, peeled & diced(Preferably granny smith and Honeycrisp) 

½ teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon (or more to taste)

⅛ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon nutmeg 

2 teaspoon lemon juice 

3 tablespoon flour 


Directions :

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F 
  2. Peel and dice apples, place ¾ of them in a large pan with butter.
  3. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, vanilla, salt and sugar into the pan. 
  4. Leave simmering on medium-low heat with lid until lots of liquid is seen in bottom of the pan.
  5. Take off the lid, add rest of apples and 3 tablespoons of flour, simmer until liquid has thickened and take off the heat.
  6. Make the crumb topping: mix flour, sugar and add melted butter. 
  7. Put Apple filling into 9-inch pie crust, add crumb topping. 
  8. Loosely cover pie with aluminum foil, bake for 25 minutes, then take off foil and bake for another 30 minutes. 
  9. Cool at room temperature before serving.