Gramma John’s Blue Ribbon Apple Pie

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Gramma John’s Blue Ribbon Apple Pie is one of the simplest desserts that packs the biggest punch in flavor and texture. Make one today!

apple pie with streusel topping

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Gramma John’s Blue Ribbon Apple Pie
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Resting Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
Gramma John's Blue Ribbon Apple Pie is one of the simplest desserts that packs the biggest punch in flavor and texture. Make one today!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, apple dessert, apple pie
Servings: 8
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 1 single unbaked pie shell use this recipe or this one
  • 6 apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Place a pie plate lined with a single crust on a rimmed baking dish to catch the drips.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the apples, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir gently to distribute the components evenly. 

  3. Spoon this mixture into the prepared pie shell. 

  4. In a food processor bowl fitted with a metal blade, combine the flour, butter, and brown sugar. Pulse until coarse crumbs form. Stir in the almonds.

  5. Alternatively, prepare the streusel top in a mixing bowl with a fork or pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour and sugar.

  6. Sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the apple filling.

  7. Bake the pie 45-50 minutes, or until the filling bubbles and the topping is browned. If the topping and crust brown too quickly, cover with aluminum foil until baking is complete. 

  8. Allow the pie to cool on a rack for about an hour before serving.

Recipe Notes

Note: This pie is extra special served with whipped cream, whipped topping, or vanilla ice cream.

The unbaked pie can be frozen for up to six weeks. Wrap well with foil and freeze. Bake from frozen in a 425 degree oven for 15 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 375 and continue baking until filling bubbles and top is brown, up to an hour more.

Gramma John’s Blue Ribbon Apple Pie | Jessica Fisher

About Jessica Fisher

I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

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  1. Zimms Zoo says

    This isn’t fair! I can’t make a pie crust to save my life!

    I can’t wait to see everybody else’s and try again to make a decent pie crust.

  2. Ryann says

    Joined in on the pie fun but I’m
    missing the Toolin’ Up Tuesday post… I wrote anyways. Find my post here


  3. JessieLeigh says

    I don’t have a pie recipe to share because, well, I actually don’t like pie. At all. Sorry!

    I do like to imagine how yummy all of your kitchens must smell though… especially that caramel apple pie, Lynn! Mmmm!

  4. FishMama says

    Zimmszoo, my way is really easy. But, then again, so is Ryann’s. You’ll have to scroll to the bottom of her recipe for her secret. 😉

    Ryann, thanks for being flexible on TUT today. You wanna be my guest blogger for TUT next week?! Email me.

    JessieLeigh, you crack me up, as is often the case. Can’t believe you don’t like PIE!!!

  5. JessieLeigh says

    I KNOW, crazy huh? Strangely enough, I don’t like cooked fruit or raw vegetables. No idea.

    BTW, I forgot to mention earlier that I just adore that pic. You both look so sweet and happy… that’s even more heart-warming than than the pie!

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