Caramel Apple Crumb Pie

Dutch Apple Pie

One of the first things I ever cooked as a kid was apple pie! This Caramel Apple Crumb Pie will be the star of your next dinner party. I have the best memories making apple pie at my great grandmas house with my grandma and aunt as well. I remember peeling sooo many apples and it was so much fun! I didn’t cook much at home so this was a memorable moment for me. I went to Lompoc on the train, just me and my grandma to spend the weekend with my great grandma and family. This Caramel Apple Crumb Pie is one filled with love and memories of cooking with family as a child. Grab the full recipe below and enjoy! 

Dutch Apple Pie

Chef James was so excited to make an apple pie with me. He peeled the apples with such focus and asked questions along the way. He loves to cook and it’s so fun to see him do something he loves. 

Peeling Apples    

How to Make an Apple Crumb Pie?

There are a few steps for this recipe. I used a frozen pie crust for the bottom but you can make a crust or use pie sheets. Whatever you choose, just make sure it is defrosted when it’s time to bake. First, make sure all of your apples are peeled and sliced thin, then placed in a large bowl. 
 Apple Pie Filling

Next, make the pie filling on the stove. Melt the butter and add the remaining filling ingredients: flour, sugars, water, cinnamon and lemon. You’ll simmer that for about 3-5 minutes. Then pour the filling over all of the apples and stir to combine. 

Apple Pie

Then pour into your pie crust and make the crumb topping. 

Apple Pie Ingredients

Add all crumb topping ingredients to a bowl and combine with a fork until blended. I melted the butter just a bit to combine easily. Then pour onto the apple pie and press down a bit to create a pie top. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, then remove the foil and cook another 20-30 minutes. While the pie is cooking, you can make the caramel sauce. 

Crumb topping apple pie

Dutch Apple Pie

Caramel Apple Crumb Pie

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This Caramel Apple Crumb Pie is the perfect classic dessert for any occasion. Hot apple pie with a crumb topping, a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of warm caramel.


  • 1 Frozen Pie Crust, defrosted
  • Apple Pie Filling
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 6-8 medium apples, peeled and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Crumb Topping
  • 1/2 cup of butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Caramel Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • Optional: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream


  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. Make apple pie filling. Add peeled and sliced apples to a large bowl.
  3. Add butter to a saucepan and melt.
  4. Add flour, sugars and water and simmer 3-5 minutes.
  5. Add cinnamon and lemon and stir.
  6. Pour over apples and stir.
  7. Pour apple pie filling into the defrosted pie tin.
  8. Make Crumb topping.
  9. Add butter, sugars, flour and cinnamon to a medium size bowl and combine with a fork.
  10. Pour crumb topping on top of the apple filling and press down to make a crust.
  11. Cover pie with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove Foil and bake for 20-30 minutes or until crust is browned.
  12. Make Caramel Sauce while pie is cooking.
  13. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add brown sugar and stir till sugar dissolves. Add in cream and cook about 5 minutes until thickened. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Stir and let cool in pan about 5 minutes before pouring into a dish.
  14. Slice pie, add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and drizzle on the caramel sauce.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 864Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 377mgCarbohydrates: 123gFiber: 6gSugar: 90gProtein: 5g
Apple Crumb Pie with Caramel and Ice Cream

The caramel sauce is so delicious! First, melt butter in a small sauce pan and add brown sugar, cream and vanilla. Stir till sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and cook about 5 minutes to thicken the caramel. Remove from heat and let it cool about 5 minutes before pouring it into a dish or glass. Let the pie sit 5-10 minutes before enjoying. It will be really hot on the inside. Slice, top with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and drizzle on the caramel sauce. 

Apple Crumb Pie

I hope you enjoy this Caramel Apple Crumb Pie recipe! xo, Bri 

Caramel Apple Crumb Pie


I love sharing about family, food and fun in and around San Diego! Enjoy, Bri

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