Of course, a homemade crust such as Basic Homemade Pie Crust or an easier, but very flaky and delicious crust, Press-in Pie Crust, is better than a frozen or refrigerated crust, but if making homemade crust isn’t in the plan, store-bought is still better than a commercially packaged frozen pie, a grocery store bakery pie, or a restaurant pie.
Feel free to add a 1/2 cup of raisins or dried cranberries to the apples before baking, or finely grate the zest from an orange and add it for a hint of orange. Any way you make it, Apple Streusel Pie is sure to become a holiday favorite.
6 to 8 cups pared, sliced apples, (golden delicious and Granny Smith make a good combination)
2 tablespoons flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 9" unbaked pie shell
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/3 cup melted butter
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Filling: Place the apples in a large bowl.
- Mix the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and toss with the apples.
- Transfer the apple mixture to the unbaked pie shell.
- Bake 40 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and press the apples down a little to distribute them evenly in the juices.
- Streusel Topping: Mix the breadcrumbs, flour brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg; stir in the butter and mix until crumbly.
- Sprinkle over the apples, pressing down a little.
- If the outer crust is too brown, cover with foil.
- Bake an additional 25-30 minutes or until the topping is golden and the filling begins to bubble around the edges.
- Serve with a scoop of highest quality ice cream.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 144
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 36% Protein 4% Carb. 60%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 16 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 21 mg
Sodium 300 mg
Total Carbohydrate 59 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 17 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 8% Calcium 0% Iron 8%