This 100% homemade Apple Crumble Pie recipe uses only a few ingredients so that the apples really shine! It's the perfect dessert for your Thanksgiving table!

I hope you are having a fantastic November…and that you enjoyed your extra hour of sleep this weekend {woo hoo}! I’ve already mentioned that my favorite thing about the fall is that it’s apple season! So, I found it only fitting to share our family’s favorite Apple Crumble Pie Recipe with you as part of  our”Homemade Holidays” series here at JoyFoodSunshine!

This 100% homemade Apple Crumble Pie recipe uses only a few, simple ingredients, allowing the taste and texture of the apples to really shine! It’s the perfect dessert for your Thanksgiving table!

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This 100% homemade Apple Crumble Pie recipe uses only a few ingredients so that the apples really shine! It's the perfect dessert for your Thanksgiving table!

Let’s dive into this recipe! Sine this is 100% homemade, we begin by making the crust! Yes….I always, always, always make my own pie crust. Whether you use a food processor or a good-old fashioned pastry cutter, making this all-butter pie crust literally takes 5 minutes! It is super easy and tastes 1 million times better than the store-bought crusts {plus you can pronounce all the ingredients in it}!

There are 3 tools that I consider essential in the pie crust-making process!

  1. Marble Rolling Pin: You will need to roll out the dough to achieve the perfect shape and thickness…I have had this rolling pin for 10 years and absolutely love it!
  2. Pastry Cloth: Using a pastry cloth is the best, fool-proof way to roll out a pie crust! Just flour the cloth, place the dough on it and roll away! Then you can use the cloth to lift the crust and transfer it to the pie dish, which prevents any tearing during the move!
  3. Pie Crust Shield: In order to prevent the crust {ahem, the best part} from burning I always use a shield! It’s way easier than cutting foil to fit your pan!

Obviously you can make a crust without these things (well except for a rolling pin)…but if you anticipate there will be lots of pie-making in your future, I highly recommend checking these out!

This 100% homemade Apple Crumble Pie recipe uses only a few ingredients so that the apples really shine! It's the perfect dessert for your Thanksgiving table!

While your dough is chilling, make the crumble topping and the apple filling!

Important tip: always pre-cook the apples when making this Apple Crumble Pie because it ensures two things 1) your pie won’t “sink” when it’s baked and 2) the filling and crust will finish baking at the same time.

Simply microwave the apples for about 5 minutes, then toss them with the rest of the filling ingredients and you’re good to go!

This 100% homemade Apple Crumble Pie recipe uses only a few ingredients so that the apples really shine! It's the perfect dessert for your Thanksgiving table!

This is the only pie recipe I have that bakes at the same temperature throughout it’s time in the oven {another reason why covering the crust is essential}! You know this Apple Crumble Pie is done when the filling starts to bubble and the top is a delicious golden-brown!

This 100% homemade Apple Crumble Pie recipe uses only a few ingredients so that the apples really shine! It's the perfect dessert for your Thanksgiving table!

I also L-OV-E that it’s super easy to make this pie dairy-free/vegan! Simply replace the butter with a vegan butter substitute like Earth Balance and you’re set!

Seriously, even people who claim to not love apple pie flip over this recipe! 🙂

This 100% homemade Apple Crumble Pie recipe uses only a few ingredients so that the apples really shine! It's the perfect dessert for your Thanksgiving table!

Apple Crumble Pie

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 1 - 10" Pie (Serves 10)

Ingredients

Instructions

    Make the Crust:
  1. Place the flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor fitted with an “S” blade and pulse to combine.
  2. Add the butter (or earth balance) and cold water and process until the mixture resembles a coarse meal, begins to stick together, and holds together when pinched. 
  3. Remove dough from processor (will be crumbly) and form into a ball.
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes or overnight.
  5. Make the Crumb Topping :
  6. In a small bowl, mix together sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt until combined.
  7. Cut in butter with a fork, a pastry cutter, or your hands until crumbly.
  8. Set aside.
  9. Make the filling:
  10. Place your peeled and cored apples in a microwave safe dish and heat for 5 minutes, until apples are slightly soft to the touch.
  11. While apples are in the microwave, in a small bowl, mix together sugar, flour cinnamon and nutmeg.
  12. Once apples are finished cooking in the microwave, drain any excess water.
  13. Add ½ of the dry mixture to the soft apples and stir to coat the apples.
  14. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix until the apples are evenly coated.
  15. Putting it all together:
  16. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  17. Remove crust from refrigerator and roll into a circle, about ¼ to ½ inches thick. (if it has been refrigerated overnight you will need to let it sit on the counter at room temperature until it is pliable).
  18. Gently place crust into pie plate, forming it to look how you would like!
  19. Pour filling into unbaked pie crust.
  20. Use your hands to evenly sprinkle the crumb topping over the filling.
  21. Place a pie crust shield or aluminum foil over the outer crust of your pie to protect it from burning. Remove shield in the last 10-15 minutes of baking if it doesn’t begin to brown under the shield)
  22. Bake your pie in the preheated oven for 45-60 minutes, or until the filling begins to bubble and the top is lightly browned.
  23. Let cool for at least 1 hour and dig in!
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This 100% homemade Apple Crumble Pie recipe uses only a few ingredients so that the apples really shine! It's the perfect dessert for your Thanksgiving table!

#Eat Seasonal November

I’m also way excited to share this Apple Crumble Pie recipe with you as part of the monthly Eat Seasonal group! Every month an amazing group of bloggers joins together to encourage all of our wonderful readers to Eat Seasonally!

My sweet friend Becky over at The Vintage Mixer began this group well before I entered the blog-o-sphere, and I am grateful to participate! Check out her November Seasonal Produce Guide to learn what is in season this month!

So here it is…a treasure trove of beautiful fall recipes that are perfect to make in November from some seriously talented bloggers! Click on the links below for some November cooking inspiration! Join in the fun by tagging your photos with #eatseasonal!

november-seasonal-recipes

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets, Fennel and Fried Goat Cheese by Food For My Family
Apple Crumble Pie Joy Food Sunshine
Pesto and Burrata Stuffed Acorn Squash by Vintage Mixer
Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Muffins by Letty’s Kitchen
Autumn Apple and Kale Salad with Parmesan and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds by Simple Bites
Cheesy Pesto Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Boats by Flavor the Moments
Maple Spiced Winter Vegetable and Kale Bowl by Floating Kitchen
Butternut Squash, Mushroom and Poblano Enchiladas by Completely Delicious

Question: Have you ever made your own pie crust? What’s your favorite type of pie?

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