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Pastor's Wife Apple Crumb Pie - Crazy Cooking Challenge

October 7, 2012

This apple pie is my mom's recipe. Can you guess who my dad is? Hehe.  :) My mom is famous among family and church friends for a few things she makes: potato salad, cheesecake, and apple crumb pie are among the top three in my opinion. I even think she may have won a church cook off with this recipe!

Of course my mom makes her own crust. But seriously, I'm the Mostly Homemade Mom! Number one, I don't own a nice big food processor to mix the crust perfectly. Number two, I also don't own a rolling pin (I know right?!). Number three, I love the taste of store bought refrigerated pie crust, so I'm just gonna roll with that, k? 

It's fine though, the crust is only part of this pie. The real star of the show is the crumb topping. Notice there are no dollops of whipped cream, drizzles of caramel topping, or vanilla ice cream on the side. You don't need it. I'm telling you this is the best apple pie I've ever had! And I'm somewhat of a professional at tasting apple pies... Thanks mom!

Pastor's Wife Apple Crumb Pie

6 apples cored, quartered, & sliced
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
dash salt

Crumb Topping:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar

Preheat oven to 425. For filling, mix flour, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in apples and pour into prepared pie crust. 

For crumb topping, add butter (cold), flour, and brown sugar in small food processor and pulse until coarse crumbs form. 

I actually did this in two small batches because my little 2 cup food processor would have cried! One of my most used kitchen appliances, though, for sure.

Cover filling with crumb topping. Cover the edge of the pie crust with foil, remove it for the last 15 minutes of baking. Bake at 425 for 40-50 minutes.

Yum. Thanksgiving and Christmas all rolled into one. :)


This post is part of the Crazy Cooking Challenge! Be sure to check out all the other amazing apple pie recipes below and vote for your favorite. 

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23 comments on "Pastor's Wife Apple Crumb Pie - Crazy Cooking Challenge"
  1. I love a crumb topping! I can see why this would be a prize-winning pie!

  2. Looks great, Kelly! I will have to try it since I am a pastor's wife!

  3. Yum! Looks great and gotta love crumb topping. Hope you have a great day.

  4. I love your easy topping for this pie. Looks great! Jen #16

  5. Looks beautiful ... pie and crumble all in one!

  6. I do love the crumb topping! Great CCC recipe! I'm #17 :)

  7. I love crumb topping, kinds sometimes eat the dessert for the crumbs on top. I am not a big sweet eater, but I CANNOT pass up anything apple. My Mom made a mean apple desserts and was so happy when we got home from school and there 1 was. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  8. Mmmmm...we were both on the same wavelength with our pies! Great idea to cover with foil at the beginning...might have cut down my baking time :) Yours looks perfect!!!

  9. Oh I can taste it now! Great recipe.

  10. This looks so good! My five year old was begging me for apple pie last night, and this looks totally doable!

  11. Hi Kelly - Your Pastor's Wife Apple Crumb Pie looks so yummy - I just pinned your recipe! Thanks so much for hosting! Off to check out the great shares!

  12. This looks delish! I've pinned your recipe because I love apple pies with the crumbly brown sugar topping, and I'm doing as you do and buying the crust.

  13. Looks so yummy and I have fresh apples to try this out tomorrow! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  14. That looks perfect! The crumble topping sounds so good. Thanks for linking this up at Meatless Monday recipe hop :)

  15. How yummy! I've pinned this so I can try it later! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites!

  16. That pie is awesome looking! I love the amount of streusel on top:-)

  17. Hi Kelly,
    What a great Apple Pie, it looks delicious! Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  18. MmmMM - you have just made me want apple pie!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

  19. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  20. Wonderful looking Fall Apple Pie!

  21. Made this a week ago, and it turned out great! Really delicious!!!


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