Dried Apple Crumb Pie

  • Active Time 25m
  • Total Time 1h 55m

Serves 6

You can have a dessert in an emergency if you keep one of these in the freezer.


  • For Filling:
  • 12 ounces dried apples
  • 1 quart apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 9-inch shortcrust pastry pie shell
  • For Crumb Mixture:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • Ice cream or whipped cream for garnish (optional)

Companion recipe: Dried Apple Rings


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

TO MAKE FILLING: In a saucepan, simmer the dried apples in the cider until soft but not broken, about 30 minutes. Place the apples in a colander and drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid. Allow the apples to cool before proceeding.

In a mixing bowl, combine the cornstarch, nutmeg and sugar with the apples. Pour the reserved cooking liquid over the apple mixture and mix gently. Transfer the filling to a 9-inch unbaked pie shell or leave off the shell and spoon it directly into a buttered 9-inch pie dish.

TO MAKE CRUMB MIXTURE: In a food processor, combine the crumb mixture ingredients. Spoon the crumb mixture over the apple filling. The pie may be baked at this point, or frozen for up to 6 months. Bake the pie for about 1 hour, until golden brown. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream, as desired.

DO-AHEAD SUGGESTION: If you are freezing the pie, you can line the pie dish with foil and then, once frozen, you can slip the pie off the dish and re-use the dish. When you use the frozen pie, simply remove the foil and place in the pie dish.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.

RecID 4059

nutrition information per serving

594 calories; 18g total fat; 28mg cholesterol; 193mg sodium; 110g carbohydrates; 6g fiber; 3g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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