Free-Style Apple Pie


Crumb Topping

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional)


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 cups sliced, peeled apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 refrigerated prepared pie crust for 9-inch pie


  1. Crumb Topping: In small bowl combine flour and brown sugar. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter just until coarse crumbs form. If desired, stir in nuts.
  2. Pie: Prepare crumb topping; set aside.
  3. In large bowl combine sugar, corn starch and cinnamon.
  4. Add apples and lemon juice; toss to coat.
  5. Unfold crust; place on foil-lined cookie sheet. Spoon apples into center of crust, leaving 2-inch edge. Sprinkle crumb topping over apples. Fold up edge of crust, pinching at 2-inch intervals.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.
  7. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F, and bake 35 minutes longer or until apples are tender.

Servings: 6

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