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Apple Butter Pie

Apple butter pie is a lightly sweet and simple pie perfect for everyday and holiday feasts alike. It’s also an incredible way to use up and give away all that apple butter you canned in the fall.

Slice of crumb topped apple butter pie on a plate with a fork and text overlay.

Pre-Made Apple Butter

Apple butter usually comes already sweetened and spiced. You can make your own apple butter or purchase something.

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Either way, taste the apple butter first before making the pie. Is it sweet enough? Is it spiced enough?

If the answer is yes, proceed.

If the answer is no, add some sugar and spice to taste then proceed.

Jars of maple apple butter on a table surrounded by red maple leaves and fresh apples.

Other Fruit Butters

I did not test this recipe with anything other than apple butter. However, I can’t see why it wouldn’t work with whatever fruit butter you might have on your pantry shelves.

Whole apple butter pie with crumb topping sitting on a red cloth with a jar of maple apple butter behind it. Includes text overlay.

The Crumb Topping

The filling is quite smooth in the mouth. The crumb topping gives this pie some texture that I felt was much needed.

It’s a simple topping with few ingredients. A person could easily add some chopped nuts for added crunch.

A slice of apple butter pie on a plate with a fork sitting in front of a whole pie on a red table runner.

Do crumble the topping between your fingers. There’s no need for fancy kitchen gadgets, your hands will the best job of making uneven pieces distributed evenly over the top of the filling.

You could skip the crumb topping, if desired.

Baker’s Pie Crust Choice

Use whatever pie crust recipe is your favorite here. In a pinch, you could use refrigerated pie dough.

But honestly an all-butter pie crust isn’t as difficult as many of us believe.

Want to Make it Gluten-Free?

Use your favorite gluten-free pie crust recipe. Substitute a gluten-free flour blend for the all-purpose flour in the topping and filling.

Yield: 8 Servings

Apple Butter Pie

Apple butter pie with crumb topping slice on a plate with a fork.

Lightly sweet and full of fall flavor, apple butter pie with crumb topping is perfect for feasts and every day desserts alike.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1 Unbaked Pie Shell (9")


  • 1 1/2 Cups Apple Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Unbleached, All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 Eggs

Crumble Topping

  • 1 Cup Unbleached, All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Salted Butter, melted
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a 9" pie plate with pie dough. Refrigerate until ready to fill.
  3. Make the filling by whisking together the apple butter, flour, and eggs until smooth and combined. Set aside.
  4. Make the crumble topping by mixing together the flour, melted butter, and brown sugar until well combined.
  5. Pour the filling into the pie shell.
  6. Crumble the topping between your fingers and sprinkle over the apple butter filling.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes. The filling will puff and set as it bakes. An inserted toothpick will come out clean.
  8. Let cool completely before slicing and serving. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 Slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 2gSugar: 29gProtein: 6g

We try our best but cannot guarantee that nutrition information is 100% accurate.

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Tuesday 7th of November 2023

Could this be made with plum butter and still be good? I just canned up 17 pints a few weeks ago.

Kathie Lapcevic

Wednesday 8th of November 2023

I would think so - I haven't tried but I don't see why it wouldn't work.

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