Old Fashioned Crumb Topped Apple Pie

Old Fashioned Crumb Topped Apple Pie

This recipe came from one of my mom’s very old cookbooks; one of her well-loved ones that was falling apart and held together by a rubber band when I copied it down fifteen years ago. Those kinds of cookbooks usually have the best recipes and this is no exception!

It’s very easily made gluten free; simply use gluten free oats, gluten free flour mixture and a gluten free pie crust (I like the Gluten Free Pantry’s Perfect Pie Crust Mix.)  In fact, the photo is of the gluten-free version I made.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take many pictures so had very limited options to work with. Hopefully, these will suffice to give a tiny taste of just how yummy this pie is!

Old Fashioned Crumb Topped Apple Pie


  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of plain flour (or any GF flour mix; I use Pamelas’s Baking Mix)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 5 cups peeled, cored, chopped apples


  • 1/3 cup plain flour (or any GF flour mix for gluten-free version)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons oats (use gluten free oats, for gluten-free version)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons softened butter


  • Pie pastry for one 9 inch crust – When we ate gluten, I used this recipe: 1/3 cup butter, 1 cup all purpose flour, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 to 3 TBSP cold water. Now, for the gluten-free version, I use Gluten Free Pantry’s Perfect Pie Crust Mix. You can also use a premade crust or another recipe that you like.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place pie pastry in oven proof pie dish. Mix filling ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. Place in pastry lined baking dish. In the same bowl you mixed the filling in, thoroughly combine topping ingredients. Sprinkle over filling. Tear strips of aluminum foil and cover crust edges before placing in oven, to prevent over-browning. Bake 25 minutes, then remove foil strips and bake 20 to 25 minutes longer until top is golden brown and pie is bubbly. Remove from oven, place on a cooling rack, and resist the temptation to eat an entire pie all by yourself!


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16 Responses to Old Fashioned Crumb Topped Apple Pie

  1. Hazel says:

    That looks delicious!
    It’s almost apple season here in the UK- definitely one to make this autumn.

  2. Lisa Lynn says:

    This sounds wonderful…will have to try it :)
    Found you on the Morristribe’s Blog Hop!

  3. That looks incredible!!!
    Old Fashioned Crumb Topped Apple Pie

  4. Pat says:

    Can’t wait to get some good apples and make apple pie! Actually, my husband makes it.

  5. Atocha Maestas de Torres says:

    You’re recipe is so delicious! I made this pie and it came out perfect! Thank you so much for sharing. I love your website and your Facebook page. Be blessed and again thank you.

    • Jan says:

      That’s great to hear! It’s become a favorite of my hubby’s family and I have to bring one to every holiday or birthday gathering! :)

  6. Franchell says:

    Hi, i really would like to try making this but i am in New Zealand, are the measurements on the metric system? I want to try so many recipies they look fantastic!

  7. Just spent a couple of hours browsing your wonderful site of home made gems and couldn’t be happier with this collection. I am going to try the apple crumble recipe because I have some apples. Looks delicious. Thank you for taking the time to put your site together plus your eBooks. Congratulations.

  8. Gozde says:

    Made this delicious recipe. Added some raisins as well to the filling. As ı added raisins, next time will reduce the sugar amount.
    Everybody loved!!! Thank you so much for sharing:))

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