Pies & Tarts

Make-Ahead Apple Pie

4.82 from 22 votes
Get my Bold Baking Tips to get your desserts ready early for the holidays including the simple components you'll need for my Make-Ahead Apple Pie!
Make ahead Apple Pie - Easy tips to prepare your for easy desserts

Hi Bold Bakers!

As we head into a busy Holiday season, I want to show you some Bold Baking Tips for desserts and sweets you can make weeks in advance so you can tick them off your list and  have more time for family and friends. Did you know you can prepare a whole pie weeks in advance? It’s really easy and you just need a few basic components.

The filling in a pie is sometimes my favorite part. I have come up with an easy Crock Pot Apple Pie Filling. The beauty of this recipe is you combine apples, spices and sugar in a crock pot then set it and forget it. In just an hour or so you will have lovely, soft and saucy apple pie filling. Now, here’s what I really love, store your filling in sterilized jars and keep it in the fridge for 4-6 weeks. Then just grab it when you need a dessert fast.

Something to jazz up fruit and pies is a crunchy crisp topping. You can also make this in advance. Just rub your ingredients together until they resemble breadcrumbs then store in a ziplock bag. Store in the freezer then you have it ready to sprinkle over a pie when you need a quick dessert.

Now, for those of you who are prepared and ready to go for the Holidays then you will love my next tip that brings everything together. My Pie Crust recipe is put to good use this time of year. Your pie crust can be rolled and placed in a tin in advance and frozen until needed. I like to always have a pie crust in my freezer for any occasion that might arise. A little tip about frozen pie crust is that you can pop it into the freezer frozen, no blind baking needed. Pierce a few holes in the bottom with a fork and fill as desired.

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Now you are ready to go with a whole dessert made from scratch. When friends or family drop in unannounced, you have a dessert ready to fire in the oven.

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Make-Ahead Apple Pie

4.82 from 22 votes
Get my Bold Baking Tips to get your desserts ready early for the holidays including the simple components you'll need for my Make-Ahead Apple Pie!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 pie
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Get my Bold Baking Tips to get your desserts ready early for the holidays including the simple components you'll need for my Make-Ahead Apple Pie!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 pie

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fill your Pie Crust with your prepared crock pot apple pie filling.
  • Generously sprinkle crisp topping over your apple filling.
  • To make the crisp topping: Just rub your ingredients together with your fingers until they resemble breadcrumbs. Store in a ziplock bag and freezer.
  • Bake your apple pie at 375oF (190oC) for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.

 

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Carol
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Carol
2 months ago

Why is there that much water

INA MCBEATH
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INA MCBEATH
1 year ago

That’s a great recipe but what I would like to know is, can I freeze the apple pie filling. I received lots of apples and would like to do something with it. the apple pie filling looks delicious and would be great if I could freeze this.

Lena6868
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Lena6868
1 year ago

Gemma, I made this pie today, and oh boy, what a hit! My fiancé loved it so much I had to chase him around the house just to get it back before he ate all of it! It is so delicious I’m making it for the office holiday party. I did add some caramels when I cooked the apples down. Used equal amounts of Granny Smith and golden delicious.

Marianne08
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Marianne08
1 year ago

Hi Gemma, I am looking forward to making this pie, but was wondering if it can be baked in my 9.5 inch springform pan. Would I have to make any special adjustments to the recipe or baking method?

Aidann
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Aidann
1 year ago

HI Gemma,

I Just remembered your tip about not needing to blind bake so I have the frozen pie crust that I am about to make for a lemon meringue pie do I partially bake with it frozen or can I assemble everything and go from there?

jeanniehuang101
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jeanniehuang101
1 year ago

Hey Gemma! I am so excited to make this apple pie because in Canada right now is winter! 🙂 I have a few questions about the filling. If you cook it on the stove can we just turn on the heat and cook it till it’s extremely soft?

I love all your recipes and hope you make more pie recipes similar to this one. <3

sunflowerenvy
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sunflowerenvy
1 year ago

how long was did u cook the apples in crock pot on high for?

Gina
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Gina
2 years ago

First time making this recipe and I live in Abu Dhabi. The weight of 1.25 cups of flour on my food scale was 125 grams. Should I go by weight or measuring cups? Thanks so much, love this site!

ConnieWright
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ConnieWright
2 years ago

Give me email where I can order your cook book

Dawn
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2 years ago

Nice recipe <3 thanks

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