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Crumb Crust

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2009 Dutch Apple Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

There aren't many people who don't like the crumb crust on a Dutch Apple Pie.

2009 Dutch Apple Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Here is a recipe for a crumb crust. It is typically found on Dutch Apple Pies, but it can be used on the top of any baked fruit pie.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Use a food processor, a pastry blender or two knives in scissor fashion to combine the above ingredients. Once blended, the mixture should look like coarse crumbs.

Top fruit pie with crumbs. Bake pie for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F. and cook for 30 or more minutes until done. Tent pie during last 20 minutes, if necessary.
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 2 out of 5
, Member cwilliam24

the pie crust was okay, but I had to add 2 tablespoons of melted butter to actually make the crust crumbly.

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