Legendary Apple Crisp Pie

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Instead of a classic apple pie or apple crisp you get the best of both worlds with an Apple Crisp Pie! The best, most decadent apple pie you will ever have. Instead of a classic apple pie or apple crisp you get the best of both worlds with an Apple Crisp Pie! The ingredients may look daunting but there are a LOT of duplicate ingredients used in different parts of the recipe. The best, most decadent apple pie you will ever have. The ingredients may look daunting but there are a LOT of duplicate ingredients used in different parts of the recipe.

I have been anxiously waiting to share a new post with you all! I don’t know that I handle off days too well! 😉 Luckily I got the all clear and no one should be getting any more errors, so if you have any issues at all loading any of the pages, please do not hesitate to tell me. This pie though, this pie is worth the wait completely! My favorite dessert, hands down, is Apple Crisp.  This is why I posted my Double Apple Crisp recipe and waxed poetic about how much I have loved Apple Crisp since I was a kid. The only thing that could ever make that dessert any better is making it into a creamy melty pie with a crispy crust.

This recipe came about pretty much by accident. Before our youngest was born I was prepping our deep freeze for the first month when we wouldn’t be able to even see clearly and I was making desserts. I had made a huge batch of pie crust to make small rectangular baked Chocolate Chip Cookie Pies and Oreo White Chocolate Cookie Pies only to find that my chocolate had bloomed. It made me pretty sad but I had to get creative because I wasn’t about to head to the store for more. I looked in my cabinets, had enough for a couple of pecan pies and still had enough leftover for a couple more crusts. So I figured why not line the bottom of the apple crisp?

Since then I’ve worked on this recipe a few times, added oats to the mix to make the filling creamier. Without the oats it tasted more like an Apple Crumb Pie which is also fabulous, but we wanted the flavors of an Apple Crisp here! While the ingredients list may look a mile long here, I was able to get this into the pan and ready to bake in a half an hour.

PS I know I haven’t been doing a lot of “in process” photos recently but this recipe is A: One of my favorites, EVER. and B: A bit more complicated and I wanted you to see some pictures in case you felt your consistency was off. If you all enjoy the in process pictures and want me to keep including them even on simpler recipes, please let me know!

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To Make the Filling:
Add the apples, lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg and butter in a large skillet, I used my trusty cast iron skilletThe best, most decadent apple pie you will ever have. Instead of a classic apple pie or apple crisp you get the best of both worlds with an Apple Crisp Pie! The ingredients may look daunting but there are a LOT of duplicate ingredients used in different parts of the recipe.Cook on medium for 5-7 minutes or until the apples are just wilted and have released their juices. Drain the apple in a colander (uh yeah I used my salad spinner, haha I use it for everything) back into the skillet. The best, most decadent apple pie you will ever have. Instead of a classic apple pie or apple crisp you get the best of both worlds with an Apple Crisp Pie! The ingredients may look daunting but there are a LOT of duplicate ingredients used in different parts of the recipe.Put the apples into a bowl. Cook the remaining juices down into a syrup the consistency of honey. The best, most decadent apple pie you will ever have. Instead of a classic apple pie or apple crisp you get the best of both worlds with an Apple Crisp Pie! The ingredients may look daunting but there are a LOT of duplicate ingredients used in different parts of the recipe.Add the reduced syrup, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon allspice, 1/4 teaspoon cloves, 3/4 cup flour, 3/4 cup rolled oats and egg. Mix well and add to pie crust. The best, most decadent apple pie you will ever have. Instead of a classic apple pie or apple crisp you get the best of both worlds with an Apple Crisp Pie! The ingredients may look daunting but there are a LOT of duplicate ingredients used in different parts of the recipe.To Make the Crumble:
Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cups brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 cup rolled outs and 2 sticks butter and mash together with your hands into small clusters. Add crumble to the top of the filling. Bake for 50 minutes. The best, most decadent apple pie you will ever have. Instead of a classic apple pie or apple crisp you get the best of both worlds with an Apple Crisp Pie! The ingredients may look daunting but there are a LOT of duplicate ingredients used in different parts of the recipe.Yes, it is a lot of butter. Yes it is a crumble on top AND a crust on the bottom. But hey, it is the holidays, right? Why not throw caution to the delicious Apple Crisp Pie wind and have a slice?

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Recipe

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Apple Crisp Pie

  • Yield: 9
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
The best, most decadent apple pie you will ever have. Instead of a classic apple pie or apple crisp you get the best of both worlds with an Apple Crisp Pie! The ingredients may look daunting but there are a LOT of duplicate ingredients used in different parts of the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust
  • 3 pounds Golden Delicious apples , sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar , plus more for sprinkling on the pie
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Generous pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar , loosely measured
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar , packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 sticks butter pound cold unsalted butter , diced

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. To Make the Filling:
  3. Add the apples, lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg and butter in a large skillet, I used my trusty cast iron skillet.
  4. Cook on medium for 5-7 minutes or until the apples are just wilted and have released their juices.
  5. Drain the apple in a colander back into the skillet.
  6. Put the apples into a bowl.
  7. Cook the remaining juices down into a syrup the consistency of honey.
  8. Add the reduced syrup, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon allspice, 1/4 teaspoon cloves, 3/4 cup flour, 3/4 cup rolled oats and egg. Mix well and add to pie crust.
  9. To Make the Crumble:
  10. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cups brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 cup rolled outs and 2 sticks butter and mash together with your hands into small clusters.
  11. Add crumble to the top of the filling.
  12. Bake for 50 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 9 , Amount per serving: calories

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The best, most decadent apple pie you will ever have. Instead of a classic apple pie or apple crisp you get the best of both worlds with an Apple Crisp Pie! The ingredients may look daunting but there are a LOT of duplicate ingredients used in different parts of the recipe.

The best, most decadent apple pie you will ever have. Instead of a classic apple pie or apple crisp you get the best of both worlds with an Apple Crisp Pie! The ingredients may look daunting but there are a LOT of duplicate ingredients used in different parts of the recipe.
Instead of a classic apple pie or apple crisp you get the best of both worlds with an Apple Crisp Pie!

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  1. This sounds so crispy and delicious. The apple filling looks perfect too! I’d love to make this instead of the usual apple pie recipe for one of the holidays!

  2. WHAT! Where has this been my whole life? I’m making this tomorrow. This looks AMAZING. Apple Crisp is one of my most favorite desserts ever, I make it all the time just to sit and eat (I sound like such a pig) but its oh so good. I need to try this!

  3. So why golden delicious? I’ve never been a fan of that type of apple. Would it work with granny smith? Looks amazing!

    1. Just personal preference. Granny Smith would totally work too, but for me I like the pie to not have the tartness, I am all about the brown sugar and cinnamon flavors here. 🙂

  4. This looks wonderful!. I have one question. The 3rd ingredient on the list is: “? cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling on the pie” but I don’t see it in the instructions. Help!

    1. It reads 2/3 cups of sugar. Sorry, not sure why it’s showing up as a question mark for you. Sometimes my recipe widget gets a little weird at times. Enjoy!!

      1. Oops. My last comment had a typo. Here it is again. The 4th ingredient is 2/3 c sugar but I don’t see it in the instructions. Where does this go?

        1. Oh, so sorry! It gets added in the filling portion with the apples, lemon juice, etc. I’ve updated the recipe. Thank you for letting me know.

          1. Thank you so much! I thought it would go in with the apples but wanted to double check. I’ve never tried to bake an apple pie so I’m anxious to try this one! Looks fantastic!

  5. For the filling, how much butter? The ingredients have two different amounts and the directions just say “add butter”.

    1. Sorry for the confusion. For the filling, you’ll add 1/4 cup unsalted butter. The additional 2 sticks of butter mentioned are for the crumble. Enjoy!

  6. It looks delicious and I’ll definitely try it!  But after the apples are drained, you put them back in the and then a bowl?  Why back in the pan, and when into the crust?

    1. This one is hard to word, lol, so I’m sorry for the confusion.

      You are draining the apples with the sauce going into the skillet. The apples go in a bowl while you are reducing the syrup. Once it’s done, mix it all together (step 8) with the apples and goes into the pie crust. Then the crumble goes on top. I hope this helps!