Sally’s Famous Apple Crumb Pie

Sally’s Famous Apple Crumb Pie

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, applepie
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8 people



  • 1 cup King Arthur Flour organic all-purpose
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup chilled butter (or shortening)
  • 1-3 Tbsp. ice water (you'll need enough to hold it together but the less water the flakier the crust)

Apple filling

  • 8 cups Apples (pared, cored, and thinly sliced) 1) Paula reds or 2) Cortlands or 3) MacIntosh
  • 3/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup King Arthur organic all-purpose flour
  • up to 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • up to 1/4 tsp. nutmeg (I leave this out but you can add according to taste)

Crumb Topping

  • 1 cup King Arthur organic all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) Butter (chilled)
  • 1/2 cup Light brown sugar



  1. Crust: mix the salt and flour together

  2. cut up the stick of chilled butter into small pieces and add to flour

  3. Blend together using a pastry blender

  4. Start adding ice water one Tbsp. at a time until the dough starts holding together

  5. Roll out on wooden cutting board or on granite counter until it is large enough to cover the bottom of a pie pan and up the sides with enough to make an edge at the top of the sides.

Apple filling

  1. Mix apples, sugar, and cinnamon together (let rest a few minutes)

  2. Put apple filling into pie crust

Crumb Topping

  1. Mix topping ingredients together (it will be lumpy)

  2. Sprinkle over top of the apple filling


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°

  2. Put pie on rack in middle of oven placing a baking sheet on rack underneath to catch the drips

  3. Bake for approximately 1 hour (*hint: it is done when it is dripping)

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