The Apple Pie Experience

sunde white illustrates her apple crumble recipe

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The holidays are coming up and I’m sure a bunch of you are enthusiastic pie lovers that would love to have a homemade pie, hot out of the oven but you have no idea how to bake one.  This year in particular will be a difficult one because your family’s designated pie baker might not be able to be with you because of stupid Covid.  It’s cool, you guys, I’ve got you!  Make this super easy crumble recipe.  I think it’s tastier than apple pie and it’s like one hundred percent easier and faster.

So here you go.  Happy Holidays!!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


1 stick salted butter

1 cup flour

1 cup (packed) brown sugar

1 cup chopped pecans

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp salt

In a medium bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.  Add in butter, cut into cubes.  With a pastry knife or two forks, cut butter into mixture until it looks like pebbles and sand.  Then with clean hands, mix and squeeze together the mix for a minute or so until butter incorporates into dry ingredients.

sunde whitre illustrates a pastry knife



 1 Granny Smith

2 Gala Apples

1 big tbsp flour

Zest of one lemon

1 squeeze of lemon juice

¼ cup (or more depending on sweetness of apples) brown sugar

Cinnamon and nutmeg to taste

Very finely slice three apples.  Don’t worry about peeling them, it’s a rustic dish!  In the baking dish, mix the apples in with the above ingredients until completely coated.  Pack the apples down firmly into the dish so they are all laying flat against each other.

Cover the apples with the crumble and back at 350 for about 30 or 40 minutes until crumble is browned and apples are bubbling.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!

apple crumble

Hot stuff!

sunde white apple crumble

Rusticly delicious