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Spiced Apple Pie with Crumb Topping

I love using a crunchy oat topping on my pie. You only need to worry about one crust then and the topping is a showstopper!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pie recipe, apple pie with crumb topping, apple pie with crumb topping recipe, Dutch apple pie
Servings: 8 servings


Apple pie filling

  • 1 pie crust here's my homemade piecrust
  • 4-5 medium apples I like to use Gala
  • 2 Tbsp unbleached flour
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar depending on the sweetness of the apples
  • 3 Tbsp refined coconut oil melted you could also use butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp of pink salt or sea salt

Pecan Oat Crumb Topping

  • 3/4 cup unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup oats
  • 6-7 Tbsp butter melted (or melted refined coconut oil)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom like this one
  • 6 Tbsp brown sugar
  • couple dashes of nutmeg
  • A couple pinches of pink salt


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Make pie dough, and roll out and put in the pie dish. I'm using a deep-dish pie plate. Set aside.
  • Peel apples, then slice them thin and put them into a large mixing bowl.
  • Melt the coconut oil (or butter in a small saucepan then stir into the apples.)
  • Mix in the flour, and the spices, and sugar, and set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl make the topping.
  • Mix together all dry ingredients.
  • Melt butter or coconut oil and pour over dry ingredients. Make sure nothing looks dry.
  • Place apple mixture in prepared pie dish.
  • Sprinkle crumb topping over the top evenly.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350. Continue to bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until apple are soft when a knife is inserted.


*you can use the extra crust off the sides to make little leaf cut outs. You could serve them on top the pie, or on the plate!