Apple Crisp Pie Recipe
When I was first married, I had a big pile of cookbooks without a whole lot of knowledge of how to use them.
So when a friend gave me another cookbook, I thought I would just add it to the stack.
But this friend loved to cook. She would invite us to dinner and lay out a gourmet meal for us. Did I mention she had five small children? Including triplets?
When I opened that cookbook, I noticed that she had taken a pencil and thoughtfully circled all of her favorite recipes. Not only that, but on each of her favorite recipes, she had scratched off and added ingredients to show me how she would make the recipe even better.
This cookbook became my Go-To Resource for recipes to impress.
So when the folks at ALDI asked if I would share how ALDI helps me celebrate the fall season, I knew that I needed to share my No Fail Apple Crisp Pie recipe from my friend’s cookbook.
I have made this pie for every Thanksgiving as far back as I can remember – and I can’t remember a single time that it has failed me. It provides the perfect blend of flaky goodness and a crumbly sweetness.
I also LOVE that I can mix together the filling (minus the apples) and the topping ahead of time and simply throw it together on Thanksgiving morning – no stress involved! (But the smell of apple pies baking are a must on Thanksgiving morning!)
And, of course, ALDI makes this pie a perfect fit for the budget as well with their awesome deals on baking products.
No Fail Apple Crisp Pie
One pkg Bake House Creations Pie Crust (This was my contribution to the recipe – I love keeping things simple.)
4 Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored and sliced (I like a fat pie, so I used 6 – 8.)
3/4 c. Baker’s Corner Granulated Sugar
2 tsp. Stonemill Essentials Ground Cinnamon
1/4 c. Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour
3/4 c. Baker’s Corner Brown Sugar
3/4 c. Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Stonemill Essentials Ground Cinnamon
1/2 c. Millville Rolled Oats
1/2 c. butter, chilled
Fit pastry into a 9-inch pie plate. Place Apple Slices in a bowl and toss with the flour, cinnamon, and sugar. Fill pastry shell with apples, rounding up in center.
Combine remaining dry ingredients. Cut butter into small pieces, and add to dry ingredients. Mix with fingers, forming a ball. Pinch off small pieces of topping and drop onto top of filling, covering all of the apples.
Bake for 15 minutes in a 425 degree oven. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake another 25 – 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and apples are cooked. I always like to cover my pastry around rim with aluminum foil to keep it from browning too fast.
Serve warm with whipped cream.
Just wanted to know if any type of apples can be used. My husband bought so many red delicious and wanted to make this recipe.
Hi, Frannie! I often use Cortland apples, but I have never tried Red Delicious. I would imagine that it would work, but might not have the same tarty flavor as a Granny Smith.
I love this recipe. I’ve made it the last 2 years for thanksgiving and christmas and am actually making it right now!! Only thing I have came across is it being a little runny, but it’s still very yummy!!
Just came out of the oven! Smells like heaven!
sounds delish and simple….can you freeze??
I’ve never tried freezing it, Suzanne, so I’m really not sure! If you try it, I’d love to hear how it turns out. 🙂
This was wonderful, served it with vanilla ice cream and Caramel topping. I did add pecans to the topping. Thank you!!!
So glad to hear it, Maria. Pecans sound like the perfect addition!
Hi! I’m going to make this for Pie Day for my son school…thanks for the recipe!! Could you share the name of the cookbook that this recipe came from? Sounds like it would be a good addition to my own collection :).
Hi, Lynn! This was actually a cookbook that was sold as a fundraiser in my hometown probably over 20 years ago for a fundraiser. I don’t believe it is available for purchase any more, unfortunately!
Oh – and I hope you enjoy the pie! 🙂
Made this and it was awesome!!! Recipe was perfect. Thanks for posting.
Uhhh wait, the 1/4 cup of All purpose flour listed in the filling section? What happens with that? You wrote to mix the apples with the cinammon and sugar but the flour??
Sorry for the confusion, Dawn. The flour was an addition to the original recipe so I forgot to update that in the instructions. It gets mixed in with the apples too. I’ll be sure to update the post. Thanks!
This absolutely delicious. Easy and I found if I got everything out for apples then topping .served with custard. Just like home.
So glad to hear it, Susan!