Apple and Pear Crumb Pie

Photo by Mikkel Vang
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  • Serves 8
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  • Nutritional Information

    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 497 calories
    • Calories 51 calories from fat
    • Fat 28 g
    • Sat Fat 14 g
    • Cholesterol 53 mg
    • Sodium 181 mg
    • Protein 5 g
    • Carbohydrate 65 g
    • Sugar 30 g
    • Fiber 6 g


  1. Check For the crust:
  2. Check 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for the work surface
  3. Check 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  4. Check 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  5. Check 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
  6. Check 3 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening, cold
  7. Check 3 to 6 tablespoons ice water
  8. Check For the filling:
  9. Check 1 pound pears
  10. Check 2 pounds Granny Smith apples
  11. Check 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  12. Check 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  13. Check 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  14. Check 1/2 cup (about 2 ounces) walnuts, finely chopped
  15. Check For the topping:
  16. Check 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for the work surface
  17. Check 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  18. Check 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  19. Check pinch of kosher salt
  20. Check 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces


  1. Make the crust. Combine the flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor. Add the butter and shortening and pulse to form a coarse crumble. While the motor is running, add the ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough just comes together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead just until smooth. Shape into a disk and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a circle about 14 inches in diameter and place in a 9-inch pie plate. Using your fingers, fold over any overhang and crimp the edge. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Make the filling. Heat oven to 375° F.
  4. Peel, core, and slice all the pears and apples 1/4 inch thick. Gently toss them in a bowl with the lemon juice, sugar, and cinnamon. Spoon into the crust and sprinkle the walnuts over the top.
  5. Make the topping. Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a food processor. Add the butter and pulse to form a medium crumble (with pieces about the size of peas). Sprinkle the topping over the pears, apples, and walnuts. Bake for 1 hour, or until the crust is golden brown and the pears and apples are tender.