Autumn’s Delight: Crisp Apple Pie Fusion

When the crisp air of fall whispers through the trees, and the scent of freshly picked apples fills the market, it’s a clear sign that the season of cozy, comforting desserts has arrived. This Autumn’s Delight Crisp Apple Pie Fusion is a heartwarming symphony of seasonal flavors, combining the classic, beloved apple pie with the crunchy, sweet allure of an apple crisp. It’s a culinary celebration of fall, capturing the essence of its two most iconic desserts in one remarkable dish. Whether you’re gathered around a festive table or enjoying a quiet, cozy evening at home, this dessert is sure to wrap you in the warmth and joy of the season.


  • 3 cups of thinly sliced Granny Smith apples (about 2-3 medium/large apples), peeled and cored
  • 2 cups of thinly sliced Honeycrisp or Fuji apples (about 2 large apples), peeled and cored
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup of cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp of ground cloves
  • 1 deep-dish 9″ frozen pie crust (thawed)

For the Crisp Topping:

  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of cold butter, cubed


  1. Preheat the Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C). This ensures your pie crust will bake to perfection.
  2. Combine the Apples: In a large mixing bowl, toss together the sliced Granny Smith and Honeycrisp apples with the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cornstarch, salt, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves until the apples are evenly coated.
  3. Fill the Pie Crust: Pour the apple mixture into the thawed deep-dish pie crust, spreading it evenly. The rich mixture will cook down, so don’t worry if it seems to mound slightly above the edge.
  4. Make the Crisp Topping: In a separate bowl, mix the flour, oats, both sugars, and cinnamon. Add the cubed cold butter, working it into the dry ingredients with your fingers or a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Top the Pie: Evenly sprinkle the crisp topping over the apple mixture, covering it completely. Don’t press down; let it sit loosely on top to allow for a crumbly texture.
  6. Bake: Place the pie on a baking sheet to catch any drips and bake in the preheated oven for about 50-60 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the apple filling is bubbling.
  7. Cool and Serve: Let the pie cool on a wire rack for at least 2 hours to set before serving. This waiting period is crucial for the filling to thicken.

Dive into this Autumn’s Delight Crisp Apple Pie Fusion, a pie that promises the best of both worlds: the soft, spiced apples of a classic pie beneath a crunchy, buttery oat topping. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an unforgettable fall treat.