Classic Crumb Apple Pie just screams fall-winter dessert for me, I immediately crave it when I see bushels of apples everywhere! Anyone else? Last Thanksgiving, I was craving it so badly and knew I couldn’t buy it anywhere else, so of course, I got to work in the kitchen and made it. The results were fabulous and my guests loved it!! So I recreated it again this year and had to share. This version is a Paleo Maple Pecan Crumb Apple Pie and the topping takes it to the next level!
I’m very particular about apple pie. Firstly, the filling is so important! I love to slice the apples thin and to cook them well – I’m not into crispy apple pie. The ample amounts of cinnamon, cardamom, and ghee in here make for such a smooth and spiced delicious filling.
And the maple pecan crumble on top is a brain-child of mine that combines all my favorite fall flavors! In total, there is 2.5 Tbsp maple syrup as the only added sweetener and that’s all you’ll need to be a total crowd pleaser, promise!
I love to serve this warm with dairy-free vanilla ice cream to make it àla mode.
The result is a thick, gooey, soft, spiced and flavorful pie that’s a household favorite over here. And you can feel good about indulging in it. I hope you love this!
Maple Pecan Crumble Apple Pie (Paleo)
4.39 from 68 votes
Naturally sweet apples in a perfectly spiced sauce fill this simple coconut crust and are topped by a lightly sweetened maple-pecan crumble. (PALEO, GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE)
Combine the first 7 ingredients over medium-low heat in a large sauté pan. Stir with a wooden spoon and add more spices as you like. Continue to cook apples until they're nice and soft after 7-8 minutes or so.
Add the arrowroot starch and stir in very well until the powder is not showing anymore. The sauce should be nice and thick after a couple of minutes of this.
Finish off with a little sprinkle of salt and set aside. *If making a day or more ahead of time, you can let it cool and store in a jar in the fridge*
Crust (using a standard 8 inch pie dish)
Add coconut flour and nutmeg to a large mixing bowl. Add melted coconut oil and mix in well by hand (large wooden spoon) or stand mixer. Next, add 1 egg at a time and make sure they're well mixed in.
Lastly, add the cold butter in and mix into a ball of dough.
Add the ball of dough to a piece of parchment paper and then lay another piece of parchment paper over top. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out evenly.
Carefully transfer the dough to your pie dish (you may need to do some surgery to press in any pieces that break off - this dough is delicate but works!). Using a fork, prick the bottom of your crust in a few areas and set aside until you're ready to pour in the filling, packing it in so there are no open spaces.
Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until well combined and a crumble has formed.
Once your filling is all set inside your crust, place the crumb topping over top by hand and make sure there are few to no open spaces.
375f degrees for 30-35 mins and serve warm! Optionally top with dairy-free ice cream or whipped coconut cream.
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What a great pie! My came out perfectly with all of your tips!
Tried this over the holidays and everyone loved it! So much deliciousness on a plate! Thanks for sharing!
What a wonderful recipe with the perfect balance of flavors. We loved it. Thank you for another great recipe.
Delicious! I’ve never used coconut flour in a crust and it’s so good!
This was so incredibly delicious! And I love the apple and pecan combo. Yummy!
The layers of this pie are so delicious! And it was so easy to make too!
This pie looks amazing! What a great holiday dessert.
The color on those apples is beautiful. Excited to try this pie recipe!
This is such a gorgeous recipe and it’s packed with so many cozy warming flavors! The addition of pecans is magical.
I just made this again for my daughter’s birthday. It is delicious and we love it.
Perfect dessert with all the super delicious and flavorful combinations. I love all of it and your recipe is so yum. Awesome treat for my loved ones.
What a delicious recipe! My sister is GF but loves pies and cakes so sending her this one to try 🙂
YAY! I’m so glad, Julia! Hope she enjoys.
So delicious and tasty! I can’t wait to make this again this year! My husband just loves this recipe!
This pie looks amazing! It would be perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 🙂
I bet this is not only delicious but makes the house smell amazing! Picking up apples today to try this.
Apple pie with a crumble top is one of my favorite things. Thanks for a great recipe!
This is such a delicious dessert!! My kids loved it!!
YAY! So happy to hear.
I was looking for an easy Pie recipe! Found it! Thank you.
Perfect, yes you did!
This apple crumb is over the top. I love crumb pies but when I saw the list of deliciousness in this crumb I had to try it. It did NOT disappoint! Thanks!
You can’t beat a classic apple pie, and I love the maple and pecan twist on this.
I love apple pie. It is one of my favorite pies. The presentation looks beautiful too.
Why thank you!
This feels like a pie and crumble all rolled into one dessert – absolutely beautiful. I love that it’s gluten free too.
You captured it exactly! Thanks, Jane.
This pie turned out to be absolutely delicious! No one could tell it was gluten free! 🙂
That’s the STUFF! Thanks so much, I’m glad everyone enjoyed it.
Love the combination of flavors in this pie. Totally amazing. Will try this for holiday
This looks so incredible!! I love how it’s free from refined sugars as I’m trying to stay away from them. Definitely saving this to make for the weekend!
Hey. I just felt like the coconut flavour overpowered the apple.
okay! you can definitely try something else next time 🙂
Its soo good! Making it for Christmas again.
Awesome, so happy you loved it, Judy!!
I know the word “ultimate” is way overused at this point, but…honeycrisp apples, coconut flour crust, all the spices, and that CRUMBLE! I think you know how I feel about this situation, especially the with ice cream option 🙂
Dayummmm that’s big coming from you, mama!! Thank you! I’m telling you, it’s a household fave – making it for Christmas too.