Crumbly Topped Apple Pie


A co-worker generously shared an apple harvest with us recently and I came home with a bagful of locally grown apples, but I wasn’t sure of their exact variety. They were just slightly tart and were not too sweet to eat on their own, so we decided to cook them. Again, to save some time, we used a store bought frozen pie crust. For the crumb topping, I had some Cheerios cereal in the cupboard that needed to be used up of disposed of, so I ground them up and put them in the topping.

6-7 apples peeled, cored and sliced
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar

Place all ingredients above in a skillet and bring to a boil over medium/high heat until caramelized and apples are tender but not falling apart. Set aside to cool.

3 tablespoons butter, cold
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup crushed Cheerios cereal
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup brown sugar

Mix everything together until crumbly.

1 frozen pie dough

Place the cooled apple filling in the frozen pie dough and top with the crumb topping mixture. Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes or until the bubbles surface and crust is nicely browned. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, or solo.

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About Jeanette Moore (JMom)

I am a terrible housekeeper but I do love to cook so it all evens out in the end. I like to try new recipes that I think my family will like. However, I am not one to follow all recipes to the letter. I tend to tweak and change the recipes based on what I have on hand and how I am feeling at the time. Feel free to share your versions, I just might try it out next time I make the dish again.

2 thoughts on “Crumbly Topped Apple Pie

  1. dexiejane

    i was just reading about this from a cookbook my MIL sent me. i better make mine soon. i’m craving something sweet and fruity.


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