My Mom’s apple crumb pie recipe is simple and delicious. I was craving it on Saturday, and then my sister B and her boyfriend unknowingly made the pie when we celebrated my mom’s birthday yesterday.
My mom had a lot of extra apples that she sent home with me, so I made my own last night. I made the pie crust from scratch, as well.
Andrés, his mom, and I all had a slice with our late breakfast.
- 5 to 7 apples (5 cups)
- 1 9-inch unbaked pastry shell
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 6 tablespoons butter
Core the apples, and cut into thin slices. You can pare them, or not — I don’t. Put the apples in a large bowl and mix with 1/2 cup of sugar and 3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon until they’re evenly covered. If you want a more tart pie and you’re using sweet apples, like Red Delicious, you can add some lemon juice to the mix. Arrange the apples in the unbaked pastry shell.
Mix 1/3 cup of sugar with 3/4 cup of flour, and cut in the butter until it resembles course crumbs. I use my hands to cut in butter because I’m lazy, I don’t own a pastry cutter, and the two knives method annoys me. Sprinkle the crumbs over the apples.
Bake at 400° F for 35-40 minutes. If the pie browns too quickly, cover the edges with tinfoil.
Serve it warm with ice cream or whipped cream.