Crazy Crust Apple Pie Recipe -
Crazy Crust Apple Pie Recipe
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Crazy Crust Apple Pie

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"The one that makes its own sweet, crumbly, biscuit-like crust!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch deep dish pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix well, then add water, shortening, and egg. Mix on low speed until ingredients are combined, then beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Spread into pie pan.
  3. In a medium bowl mix together pie filling, lemon juice, and apple pie spice. Spread over crust; do not stir.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, until crust is browned.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 28, 2009

I used fresh apples seasoned with nutmeg,cinnamon, and all spice. I added 1 cup sugar and 4tbs butter I then microwaved this mixture for approx 5 min. Then I added flour,egg, baking powder and mixed these like listed with about 1/2c sugar. Combined all and mixed up. Added lemon juice last turned out great. Thank you for the inspiration on this recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 09, 2005

The filling was all right, but the crust tasted awful. It was not crumbly nor tasted like biscuit. A huge disappointment.


15 Ratings

Sep 25, 2003

I love this pie! It tastes like a mix of pancake and cinnamon apple..ness... This has been my sister's (she's 9) favorite pie since I made it! Easy and quick, so worth a try anyway.

Dec 03, 2009

Like many others who posted, I changed it only because I find canned apple pie filling too sweet and not as flavorful as making my own. I sliced up 4 apples (3 honeycrisp and 1 gala) into a pan with 1/2 cup of butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 2.5 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. cloves. After sauteing for about 15 minutes on medium heat, I poured over the crust mixture in the recipe. I took this to my sister's for Thanksgiving and it was a great hit. Other than boiling over in my oven, I was really happy with it. The original recipe did not specify size of pan so I used a 9" pyrex pie pan and it did not accomodate the apple/crust mixture. I'll use a bigger pan next time because I thought the amount of apples was appropriate. Overall, I thought this is a creative way to make an applie pie without having to make a standard pastry crust.

Sep 25, 2003

My husband loved it! Very easy and quick to make.

Feb 27, 2008

My lactose intolerant friends loved this! They thought the crust was delicious. Now I am going to try it with other fruit fillings as well.

Nov 05, 2007

This recipe was very good. It was a nice change to the same old apple pie. I did do it a little different. I used fresh apples and mixed them with some flour and sugar and then microwaved them for 2 minutes to soften them. I also addes a crumb topping on the top of 1/3c of flour and 1/4c of brown sugar with 2TB of melted butter.

Mar 13, 2007

I really didn't like this and my husband and kids also thought it was gross. I think it taste really 'eggy' even though there is only one egg in it. If anything is it more like a 'kuchen' breakfast cake than a 'pie.' I had one slice and the rest went in the garbage. At least I got to use up that can of apple pie filling I had in the cupboard. It did look pretty nice and smell good, but the taste and texture were all wrong.


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  • Calories
  • 308 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 17.9 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 249 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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