Maple Syrup Apple Pie

Dish this delish sweet-tart combo.

Our family recently visited the Simcoe Agricultural Research Station where Graham’s dad Arthur worked for years. It’s a wonderful 80-plus hectare plot of fertile land where the mission is to work to advance fruit and vegetable growing in the region.

Since it’s late fall, most of the crops were gone, but the scientist farmers were happy to show us around the facility.  Much to the kids’ delight, we were taken on a tour of the walk-in cooler with bins brimming with the most beautiful varieties of apples. And some of them were ginormous.

The Foodland Ontario stamper. Super cool.


Once we got home with our haul, how could we not put all of these apples to good use? Making apple pie was a must.

This is an easy-to-make dessert using my favourite crust and a crumble topping, crowned with whipped cream and maple syrup. Nothing quite says lovely fall day in the country like this.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks cold butter, cubed
  • 6 or so tablespoons of ice water
  • 3-4 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 stick of butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stick of butter, cubed

Making it

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To make the pie crust, mix all the dry ingredients together. Then, either with your hands, a pastry blender or food processor, crumble the ingredients together. Slowly add in about 6-8 tablespoons of ice water and blend until dough-like. Shape into a flat disc shape and refrigerate for about an hour.
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Roll out the dough to somewhere around 1/4 inch thickness. Gently place the dough over the rolling pin to make it easier to place in a lightly buttered pie plate.
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Crimp as you like. Poke some little holes in the bottom of the pie with the tip of a sharp knife.

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Mix together all the filling ingredients – apples, lemon juice, flour, sugar, cinnamon, melted butter.

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Crumble with your hands all the crumble topping ingredients – butter, flour, sugars, cinnamon.
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Place the apples in the pie crust and top with the crumble. Bake at about 375 degrees for about 45 minutes and everything looks golden and gooey.

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Top with some freshly whipped cream and drizzle with maple syrup.

Photos: Ben Loughton




  • I discovered your website by way of your house tour on Apartment Therapy and boy am I glad I found you! Not only do you have a beautiful design aesthetic this blog is also what my sweet tooth needs. I will definitely bookmark your site and visit often. Design and sweets are my two passions. Your design aesthetic mirrors what I spoke about on this blog post about my love of the neoclassical era of design: and you really pulled me in with this recipe which I definitely plan to try soon! Thanks for a great blog.

    • Thank you so much Robin – you are very sweet! I’m so glad you enjoy Rec Dec. I popped by your site too. So lovely and a kindred design spirit. All the best.

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