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Brown Sugar Apple Pie Recipe

A classic apple pie with a brown sugar and cinnamon filling topped with a brown sugar and oatmeal crust--a fall favorite.
Prep Time45 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: apple pie with brown sugar, brown sugar apple pie, crumb topping apple pie
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Katie Shaw


  • Pie plate
  • Food processor or pastry blender


  • 1 whole pie crust

Apple Filling

  • 6 cups apples peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thin
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves

Crumb Topping

  • ½ cup flour
  • ¾ cup butter 1½ sticks
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup quick oats


  • Prepare oven and crust. Preheat the oven to 375 and prepare a pie plate by lining it with a single pie crust. Line a spare baking sheet with aluminum foil and place it on the lower rack to catch drips. Line pie dish with one pie crust.
  • Make the apple filling. Combine the apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice in a large mixing bowl.
  • Make the crumb topping. Cut the flour into the butter using a pastry blender or two knives. Add the brown sugar, and oats. Stir gently to combine.
    cutting butter into flour
  • Assemble the pie. Add apples to pie plate lined with pie crust. Press crumb topping on top.
    piecrust filled with apples
  • Bake for 50 minutes. If the crust on the edges over-brown, cover it with an aluminum foil shield. Allow the pie to cool at least one hour before serving.
    crumb topping apple pie on counter


If you don't like allspice or cloves, feel free to leave them out.
Granny smith apples are our favorite pie apple, but anything that holds its shape when baked is a good choice.  Red Rome, Winesap, and Jonagold are delicious.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg