I love traditions, my family has quite a few of them — but in recent years, I’ve started to create my own. Just small things that I look forward to doing or making by myself each year…and this recipe has become one of them.

Apple crisp pie

I basically combined my favorite parts of two traditional Fall desserts to create the most delicious thing ever…

Apple Crisp Pie.

New England has had some wonderful apple picking weather lately!

Last weekend was gorgeous in New England!

I brought home a huge bag of fresh apples from the orchard a couple weeks ago + couldn’t wait to make [and blog about] my favorite Fall recipe!

To clarify, this dessert is exactly what it says it is. Apple crisp…in a pie. I first attempted to make it 3 or 4 years ago + have since perfected the recipe.

Today, I want to share it with you. 🙂

Let’s get started!


For the crumb topping:

  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted, softened butter – diced into small chunks

For the apple filling:

  • 4-5 large baking apples of your choice [I always switch them up + usually use a couple different kinds]
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • pie crust [I go frozen]
  • vanilla ice cream [optional, but strongly encouraged]
  • whipped cream [optional]
  • caramel sauce [optional]


  1. Preheat oven to 375*
  2. Peel + chop apples.
I prefer to chop them small!
I like to chop them small! There’s nothing worse than biting into a huge, piping hot chunk of apple.

3. In a separate bowl, combine all of the crumb topping ingredients


You can use a fork, but I prefer to use my *clean* hands
You can use a fork, but I find that using my *clean* hands is much easier!

4. In smaller bowl, you’re going to begin making the apple filling. Combine melted butter + flour until well blended.



5. Add lemon juice, milk, and vanilla extract. Stir.


6. Then add brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well.



7. Pour filling over apples + coat them evenly.


8. Add the coated apples to your pie crust [make sure that it’s thawed if you went the frozen route like me 🙂 ]


9. Add your crumb topping!


10. Bake for 35-40 minutes until topping is crisp… + voila

apple crisp pie baked

11. I like to serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and caramel sauce.

Apple crisp pie plated

apple crisp pie plated 3

I really look forward to making this 2-3 times every Fall + am so glad to have finally gotten the recipe on my blog! If you like both apple crisp + apple pie, I encourage you to give it a try!  🙂

Do you have any Fall traditions or a favorite recipe? Let me know below! 


32 comments on “RECIPE | Apple Crisp Pie”

  1. Omgsh!!! This looks amazing!! My family is obsessed with apple pie and apple crisp!! I am totally going to have to surprise them and make this! I loved all your pictures and your plating! My will definitely not look that beautiful, but hey it’s the taste that counts…right? haha!

    • Yay!! It’s my absolute favorite! I always end up making 2-3 pies every Fall. Give it a try! When you add ice cream to anything , it instantly makes it look beautifully plated!! Glad you liked my pics — I was working with horrible lighting, I’m definitely no food pic pro! 🙁

  2. This looks so yummy and sounds like it’s a super Autumnal recipe, perfect for this time of year! So many others have said this but amazing photographs!

  3. I didn’t even read the title–I saw the picture first and I knew exactly what that was! 😂😍 I love apple crisp!! I’ve never had an apple crisp pie, though. I might have to try this for Thanksgiving!

    • Aww yay! It’s the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving! Add some ice cream, whip + caramel sauce to anything and it’s instantly a hit! 😉 Thank you so much for reading! XO

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