Hands-Down BEST Apple Streusel Pie

Hands-down this is the BEST Apple Streusel Pie recipe you’ll find, a classic dessert that’s perfect for the fall and winter seasons.

This delicious and comforting pie features a buttery, flaky crust that’s filled with juicy, spiced apples and topped with a sweet and crunchy streusel topping.

The filling of the pie is made with fresh, tart apples that are seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of vanilla, creating a warm and cozy aroma that fills the kitchen.

The streusel topping is made with a mixture of butter, flour and brown sugar, creating a crunchy and caramelized texture that perfectly complements the soft and juicy filling.

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Best Apples for Streusel Pie

The topping is important but so is the type of apples you choose!

Part of making the best apple streusel pie is picking the right apples.

I personally choose Envy apples.

They have a sweet, sophisticated flavor.

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Along with an uplifting aroma and satisfying crunch, no one will be able to say no to a slice of pie!

Hands-Down BEST Apple Streusel Pie

A special thanks to Envy Apples for this delicious recipe.

Pie Ingredients:

  • 1 deep dish frozen pie shell

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Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
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Filling:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds Envy apples, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons flour
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Apple Pie Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 F.

To make streusel topping: Mix flour, chopped pecans and light brown sugar. Stir in butter using fingertips until incorporated with small lumps of butter visible. Refrigerate.

To make filling: In large skillet over medium heat, melt butter until amber, stirring often. Set aside to cool. In large bowl, stir sliced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, vanilla and flour using spatula. Pour brown butter over apples and mix, scraping skillet with rubber spatula to incorporate brown butter bits.

Place frozen pie shell on baking sheet. Add 2 cups apple mixture into shell, gently pressing apple slices for even base. Add remaining apple slices and gently press. Sprinkle streusel topping evenly over apples.

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Bake 30 minutes then reduce oven temperature to 350 F and bake 35-45 minutes until topping is golden and apples feel tender when pierced with fork.

More Delicious Fall Apple Desserts

Easy Apple Pie Tarts is a fun twist on your classic cinnamon apple pie. Folded into individual tarts, this Fall dessert is perfect on its own or with a scoop of homemade whipped cream.

This delicious Easy Apple Cake Recipe highlights the crisp fruit but also the cinnamon sugar-flavored pastry. It’s luscious but doesn’t overdo the sweetness with just the right mix of flavors.

One taste of this delicious Easy Apple Crisp Recipe and you won’t believe it is both gluten free and refined sugar free!

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These homemade Apple Fritters are delicious bites of cinnamon-flavored goodness drizzled with vanilla glaze. 

The BEST Apple Streusel Pie

The BEST Apple Streusel Pie

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Hands-down this is the BEST Apple Streusel Pie recipe you'll find, a classic dessert that's perfect for the fall and winter seasons.

Ingredients

  • 1 deep dish frozen pie shell

Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Filling:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds Envy apples, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons flour

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 375 F.

To make streusel topping:

    Mix flour, chopped pecans and light brown sugar. Stir in butter using fingertips until incorporated with small lumps of butter visible. Refrigerate.

To make filling:

  1. In large skillet over medium heat, melt butter until amber, stirring often. Set aside to cool. In large bowl, stir sliced apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, vanilla and flour using spatula. Pour brown butter over apples and mix, scraping skillet with rubber spatula to incorporate brown butter bits.
  2. Place frozen pie shell on baking sheet. Add 2 cups apple mixture into shell, gently pressing apple slices for even base. Add remaining apple slices and gently press. Sprinkle streusel topping evenly over apples.
  3. Bake 30 minutes then reduce oven temperature to 350 F and bake 35-45 minutes until topping is golden and apples feel tender when pierced with fork.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 337Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 194mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 4gSugar: 28gProtein: 3g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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