This Crumbly Top Apple Pie Recipe is a simple dessert combining the tartness of the apple with the sweetness of the topping.
Use a 9" pie plate for this pie.
Either use a purchased pie crust or make your favorite. You can even make this with no bottom crust in a flat casserole dish.
Put the pie crust directly on the pie plate (no need to grease it).
Pat the pie crust into place on the pie plate. There will likely be some extra crust along the rim. Cut this off so it meets the edge of the pie plate.
You can leave the crust as is or crimp the edges of the pie crust to make it pretty by pinching the crust between two fingers all along the rim. Now you should have a nice, wavy pie crust rim.
Core and slice the apples; thinner slices tend to make a better pie. You can peel the apples, too, but I prefer the peels left on.
Toss the apples with the rest of the filling dry ingredients, being careful that the slices are coated on both sides.
Mix the sugar and flour for the top crust (the crumbly top).
Cut the butter into small bits and toss with the dry ingredients. It's easier to spread the crust if each bit of butter is coated with dry ingredients so they don't stick together.