Easy Apple Pie

Serves: 10Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 2 hours 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 10


  • 1¾ cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1½ cups sour cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 large McIntosh apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup oatmeal


  • To make the pastry, combine the flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add the butter and cut in with a pastry blender until the mixture has the consistency of coarse meal. While tossing and stirring with a fork, sprinkle in just enough of the water to moisten. Gather the dough into a ball. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough into a 12" round. Transfer the round to a 9" pie plate. Chill 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • To make the filling, in a large bowl, combine the egg, sour cream, sugar, flour, salt, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Add the apples to the sour cream mixture and toss gently to mix. Spoon into the chilled pastry shell.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F and bake for 35 minutes longer, or until the apples are tender.
  • Meanwhile, make the topping: In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and, using a fork, mix thoroughly until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over the baked pie. Return to the oven and bake for 15 minutes longer, or until lightly browned. Let cool and store in the refrigerator.