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Apple Crumble Pie with Caramel Drizzle

This is my all time favorite recipe that can be made all year round. But it’s always a crowd please during the colder winter evenings. Remember you can always make it look more festive by adding a few cranberries tossed on the side.

Filling – from Flapper Pie and Blue Prairie Sky cookbook


¾ cup granulated sugar

1 TBS. cornstarch

½ tsp. salt

¾ cup sour cream

1 egg, beaten

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3 cups peeled and sliced tart apples


Combine granulated sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a large bowl. Add the sour cream mixing until smooth, Add the egg and vanilla. Stir the apples to coat, then pour the mixture in to the prepared pie shell.

Crumb Topping:


½ cup rolled oats

½ cup packed brown sugar

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ cup unsalted butter (soft)


Add all ingredients in to a bowl and combine with hands by pinching until a crumble forms.

Dough: (Easy mixer pie dough from the Duchess recipe book)


4 cups all purpose flour

1 cup unsalted butter (cut into ½” cubes, cold)

1 cup vegetable shortening (cut into ½” cubes, cold)

1 tsp. salt

1 cup Ice water


  1. Place the flour, butter, shortening, and salt into a stand mixer bowl. Mix on low speed until the fats are in small chunks and the mixture looks a bit dry. This should only take 10-15 seconds. If you over mix you run the risk of turning your mixture into a dough, and then you’ll have a difficult time incorporating all the water in the next step.
  2. Add the ice water all at once and mix on medium speed until the dough just comes together. Some small lumps of fat should remain in the dough.
  3. Shape the dough into three balls. Wrap each ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minute, making sure the dough is fully chilled before rolling out.

Caramel Sauce:


¾ cup brown sugar

½ cup granulated sugar

½ cup salted butter, melted

½ cup whipping cream

2 tsp. vanilla extract

Flakes of sea salt to taste


Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, for abot 5 minutes. Once thickened slightly, set aside to cool. Transfer to a glass container.

Assembly instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

2. Roll out the pie dough and lay in to a 9” pie plate. Crimp the edges

3. Add the assembled filling to the unbaked pie shell

4. Bake pie for 15 minutes, then reduce the head to 350 and bake for another 15 minutes.

5. Add prepared crumble topping over the top of the pie and place back in the oven to bake for another 20 minutes.

6. once the topping is browned and the apples are soft, remove from oven and let cool slightly.

7. Drizzle caramel sauce over the pie right before serving.

8. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle extra caramel sauce.

9. Enjoy!