Apple Crumb Pie with Salted Caramel Sauce -

Easy Apple Crumb Pie with Salted Caramel Sauce

An easy pie recipe for beginning bakers or bakers pressed for time. The tender apples and crumb topping–delicious on their own–sing with salted caramel sauce.
Course:  Dessert
Prep Time:  30 minutes
Cook Time:  55 minutes
Total Time:  1 hour 25 minutes


  • Your favorite homemade or store-bought 8-inch pie crust

For the apple filling

  • 6 medium-large baking apples (I used Gala)
  • ¼ cup real maple syrup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg

For the crumb topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg


  1. Prepare your pie crust and put in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Combine syrup, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl.
  4. Peel, core, and slice apples.
  5. Mix apples with syrup and toss to coat.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients for crumb topping.
  7. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly.
  8. Place apples in chilled pie crust.
  9. Sprinkle the crumb topping over apples.
  10. Place pie on a cookie sheet and put in oven. Cook at 400 degrees for first 15 minutes.
  11. Reduce oven to 350 degrees and bake pie for another 30-40 minutes, or until the crumb topping is brown.
  12. Serve plain, with vanilla ice cream, or with salted caramel sauce.

Recipe Notes

For this recipe I had a little help from Trader Joe’s. Their frozen pie crust can almost fool people into thinking it is homemade. Their Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce was a fantastic addition to this classic pie.