Apple Streusel Pie

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This simple Apple Streusel Pie starts with a pecan crust, creamy apple filling, crunchy streusel topping, and a drizzle over top. The perfect holiday pie!


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Apple Streusel Pie

I’m so excited to be sharing this amazing-but-easy pie recipe right in time for the holiday season! While the description might make it seem like a lot of work, we’re relying on some packaged shortcuts to bring some serious time savings to this pie recipe.

While this holiday season likely looks pretty different for you again this year, one thing remains the same: the holidays can be stressful. So, this year especially, shortcuts in the kitchen are a must-have!

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Apple Streusel Pie Ingredients

  • Crust. We’re using pecan pie crust, which makes a tasty switch up over traditional crusts. These ready-to-use nut crusts have a buttery-crumbly texture, made with simple, wholesome ingredients (the number 1 ingredient is tree nuts), there is no corn syrup, no processing aids, or artificial flavors! And of course, if you prefer, you can use any other prepared crust: graham crackers, cookie crumbs, or even a pre-baked pastry crust.
  • Apple pie fruit filling. We use Lucky Leaf® Apple Pie Filling which is a high-quality dessert product with no high-fructose corn syrup. The filling is convenient, versatile, and best of all – it’s tasty!
  • Sweetened condensed milk. The only other ingredient that goes into the filling (told you this is easy!) is sweetened condensed milk. This sweetened condensed milk uses real, simple ingredients — milk and sugar, and that’s it! Their unique process uses real sugar and the natural sugars found in milk to create the perfect base that mixes beautifully with the apple filling.  We reserve a little of the sweetened condensed milk to drizzle over the finished pie! 
  • Beyond those three ingredients, there is a streusel topping, which I’ll discuss below!


Sweetened condensed milk is a holiday recipe staple. Don’t confuse it with evaporated milk, though. Be sure to read the label! The most readily available brand is Eagle Brand® milk, but you can choose whatever you prefer. 

Process shots: set out the pie crust; coarsly chop the apple pie filling; pour in the milk; stir to combine; fill the crust.

Streusel Tips

The streusel topping on this pie is sweet, buttery, and flavored with warming spices — you’ll love it! It’s the perfect complement to the creamy and crisp apple filling. Below are a few tips when making the streusel:

  • Let the melted butter cool. The streusel calls for melted butter, but it’s important to use the butter when it has melted and then returned to room temperature. Hot butter will melt the sugar and cause a greasy streusel. 
  • Add more flour if needed. If the streusel seems too wet and isn’t a crumbly consistency, you may need to add an additional 1-2 tablespoons of flour.  
  • Don’t press down the streusel. Once the streusel is sprinkled on top of the pie, resist the urge to press it into the pie. Sprinkle it on and let it be!
  • There is a lot of streusel! When made, there is a good amount of streusel topping (it may even seem like it’s too much for the pie!) This is intended; as it bakes down, you’ll end up with a nice thick streusel layer.

Process shots: combining the streusel ingredients; topping the pie; baking and letting it cool.

What Is Apple Pie Spice?

Apple pie spice is a blend of seasonings (usually cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, and cloves) that are often used in baked goods with apples. It adds a nice complementary apple flavor to the streusel that pairs well with the rest of the pie. 


Apple pie spice can be found among other spices in the grocery store, or you can make your own! (Check out this apple pie spice recipe.)

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Apple Streusel Pie Tips

  • Allow plenty of time for this pie to set up. Once baked, the pie is not very firm. It needs a good 1-2 hours at room temperature to solidify and set up before cutting into the pie and serving.
  • Bake the Apple Streusel Pie on a sheet pan. Just in case anything bubbles over, you’ll want that to be captured on the tray, not at the bottom of your oven!
  • Use a hot, sharp knife (run it under hot water, dry with a towel) to make cuts into this pie. Serve and return any leftovers (covered tightly) to the fridge. Here are some tips for cutting the perfect slices of pie!

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Apple Streusel Pie

5 from 2 votes
This simple Apple Streusel Pie starts with a pecan crust, creamy apple fruit filling, crunchy streusel topping, and a drizzle of sweetened condensed milk on top. The perfect holiday pie!
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Apple Streusel Pie

5 from 2 votes
This simple Apple Streusel Pie starts with a pecan crust, creamy apple fruit filling, crunchy streusel topping, and a drizzle of sweetened condensed milk on top. The perfect holiday pie!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple streusel pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 8 -12 slices
Calories 388kcal
Author Chelsea Lords
Cost $5.62


  • 1 prepared pie crust I used Diamond of California® Ready to Use Pecan Pie Crust
  • 1 can (21 oz.) apple pie filling I used Lucky Leaf Premium Apple Pie Fruit Filling
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk


  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons white all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled


  • PIE: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Remove the pie crust from the packaging and set aside. Pour the apple fruit filling into a large bowl and use a knife to coarsely chop the apples in the bowl. Pour all but 1/3 cup of the sweetened condensed milk into the apples. (Reserve the rest for later!) Mix until smooth. Pour into the prepared pie crust and smooth into one even layer.
  • STREUSEL: Melt the butter in the microwave and then let stand at room temperature until cooled (don't add hot butter to the streusel -- it will make it greasy). In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, apple pie spice, and salt. Add the cooled melted butter and mix until the streusel is evenly combined and forms small clumps. Sprinkle the streusel mixture evenly over the pie. Do not press the streusel into the pie. Use all of the streusel, even if it seems like a lot!
  • BAKE: Place the prepared pie on a sheet pan and then bake for 50-60 minutes or until firm and streusel is lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let stand for 1-2 hours at room temperature or until clean slices can be cut.
  • DRIZZLE: Drizzle the pie with remaining sweetened condensed milk. Cut and serve. Enjoy immediately! This pie is best eaten the same day it is made.


Nutrition Facts

Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 328IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 1mg

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