Apple Pie with Graham Cracker Crust is an easy and delicious twist on a classic apple pie! A toasty graham cracker crust filled with sweet cinnamon cooked apples is topped with a caramelized brown sugar crumble for the ultimate dessert your family and friends will request over and over!  

I love this fruit pies with graham cracker crust because they are sweet and delicious! Plus, this recipe is made with delicious Cinnamon Baked Apples! There’s nothing quite like soft cooked apples with sugar and cinnamon! You can find this yummy combination in my Puff Pastry Apple Turnovers, too. 

A slice of Apple Pie with Graham Cracker Crust on a white plate with the full apple pie in the background.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Apple pie with graham cracker crust. This apple pie recipe is a favorite because the crust is so easy to make! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good apple pie with my All Butter Pie Crust, but having this recipe up your sleeve is helpful when you want a delicious apple pie that is a bit less time consuming. 
  • Easy apple pie recipe. Making an apple pie recipe with graham cracker crust takes away some of that pie crust prep time, meaning you can have a slice of apple pie on your plate in a much shorter amount of time — win! 
  • Topped with a brown sugar crumble. The crumble is a HUGE game changer for me. It adds the perfect caramelized crunch to the top of the pie and pairs beautifully with the sweet apples and cracker crust. 

Ingredient Notes

  • Graham Cracker Pie Crust: Follow my graham cracker crust recipe to get the perfect crust (you’ll need graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar). Make it as directed, bake it and set aside while you make the apple pie filling for this apple pie recipe with graham cracker crust! 
  • Flour: We add a bit of flour to the apple filling AND to the brown sugar crumble. In both cases, the flour creates a base that will help to thicken the filling and provide more substance to the crumble. 
  • Brown Sugar: The brown sugar crumble is a huge winner on this apple pie recipe! Paired with the graham cracker crust, it’s the perfect combination. Can use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar.
  • Ground Cinnamon: You can’t have an apple pie without the hint of cinnamon! It’s the perfect combination and tastes amazing with the cooked apples. 
  • Unsalted Butter: I always use unsalted butter in baking so I can control the amount of salt. 
  • Granny Smith Apples: You’ll need about 6-7 apples peeled and cored. Traditional apple pie recipes will use Granny Smith apples, but feel free to use other types. See my FAQs for best types of apples to use. 

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Bake the graham cracker crust. Follow my Graham Cracker Crust recipe to make the graham cracker crust. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and place the oven rack in the center. Bake the crust for 8 minutes. Remove the pie pan from the oven and set aside.
  2. Make the brown sugar crumble topping. To a medium bowl add 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon and 1/2 tsp kosher salt. Whisk to combine. Melt 5 tablespoons of butter. Pour the melted butter over the flour and sugar mixture and stir until combined. Chill in the fridge until the butter hardens.
  3. Make the homemade apple pie filling. Peel and core the apples. Then slice into thin slices until you have 6 cups sliced apples. Add 1/2 cup butter to a large skillet over medium heat. Melt the butter, then add the apple slices, 1 cup sugar, 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon and 1/4 tsp kosher salt. Mix until combined and cook the apples for about 5 minutes until they release their juices. Add in 1/4 cup flour and cook for 3-4 minutes until the flour is absorbed.
Four images showing the process of making easy apple pie filling in a skillet.
  1. Pour apple pie filling into the graham cracker crust. Place the apple pie filling into the baked crust, mounding it in the center so it’s a dome shape.
  2. Add the crumb topping. Using your fingers to break up the streusel topping, spread it over the apple mixture in an even layer covering the entire surface. 
  3. Bake the apple pie with graham cracker crust. Place the apple pie with graham cracker curst onto a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes. The top will be golden brown and the filling will be bubbling. Remove and let cool completely before slicing and serving. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired. Enjoy! 
Four images showing how to make an Apple Pie with Graham Cracker Crust, top left is apple pie filling in a skillet, top right is apple pie filling in a graham cracker crust, bottom left is a crumb topped apple pie, and bottom left is a baked apple pie recipe on a white background.

Recipe Tips

You can use whatever apples you have on hand or your favorite kind. Typically apple is most known for being made with Granny Smith apples, but don’t limit yourself! You can even use a combination if you’d like. 

I always use the Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Crackers because any other brand just doesn’t taste the same! 

You want the crumble to solidify in the fridge so that you can break it apart into clumps and spread over the apple pie. Plus, having the butter solid will provide a better bake for the crumble than if you spread it on top while the butter was still soft. 

Eating apple pie is much easier when the apples are sliced thinly.  It also manes the apples won’t take as long to cook on the stove and you’ll have soft apples after being baked instead of crunchy apples! 

You want enough apples to fill the entire graham cracker crust. You wan the filling to reach the top of the crust on the edges and then dome in the center. 

I love my Graham Cracker Crust Recipe! There is nothing like a homemade pie crust. You can definitely taste the difference, but if you are in a pinch, you can use a store-bought graham cracker crust instead. 

Make Ahead, Storing, and Freezing

You can make the graham cracker crust ahead of time to save on time the day of. Store the crust at room temperature. Then use the premade graham cracker crust for the recipe. 

Store this delicious pie covered in the fridge for 3-4 days. 

To freeze, let cool completely, then wrap the pie plate in plastic wrap two times, then in a layer of aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 2 months. Remove and let thaw in the fridge overnight. 

An Apple Pie with Graham Cracker Crust sliced, on a white background.

Recipe FAQs

What apples for apple pie?

Granny Smith apples are the most common to use for apple pie because they are tart apples (counters a bit of the sweetness) and they are crunchier (so they don’t go mushy). But you can use Pink Ladies, Honey Crisps, Braeburns, or Golden Delicious apples. Apples like Galas are a bit softer, so if using those, I would pair them with a firmer/crispier apple. 

Can apple pie be left out?

You can leave it out for an hour or two while you are serving it to family or friends, but then I would store it covered in the fridge.  

Can I use this apple pie recipe with an all butter crust?

Yes you can! You can use my Food Processor Butter Pie Crust and then just par bake the crust, then add the pie filling and the brown sugar crumble (as instructed in this recipe) and then bake it. Would be delicious to have the flaky pie crust paired with the brown sugar crumble!

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Apple Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

This Apple Pie with Graham Cracker Crust is so easy to make and is topped with a brown sugar crumble.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 48 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 8 minutes
Servings: 10 servings


Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter - melted

Brown Sugar Topping

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar - packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter - melted

Apple Pie Filling

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 pounds Granny Smith apples - peeled and cored (6-7 apples)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinmamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour


Graham Cracker Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Place oven rack in the center of the oven. In a medium sized bowl stir the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter together until combined. Pour the graham cracker mixture into a 9” inch pie plate and press it firmly in the bottom of the pan and up the sides. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside while you make the apple pie fililng.

Brown Sugar Topping

  • In a medium bowl add the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and kosher salt. Mix to combine. Add the 5 tablespoons of melted butter and mix until combined. Place in the refrigerate until the mixture is fully chilled.

Apple Pie Filling

  • Slice the peeled and cored apples into thin slices. (You’ll need 6 cups of sliced apples). 
  • Add 1/2 cup of butter to a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Once melted stir in the apples, sugar, cinnamon, and kosher salt. Stir to combine and let the apples cook for 5 minutes or until they’ve released their juices. Mix in the ¼ cup of flour, then allow that to cook for 3-4 minutes or until the flour is absorbed. 
  • Transfer the apple filling into the graham cracker crust, mounding it more so in the center than on the perimeter. Use your hands to break up the crumb topping , spreading it over the apples and into an even layer. 
  • Place the pie on a baking sheet, and the transfer to the middle rack in the oven and bake at 350°F for 40 minutes. Let cool completely before slicing and serving. 



Store covered in the fridge for 3-4 days for best results. 


Calories: 417kcal (21%)Carbohydrates: 61g (20%)Protein: 2g (4%)Fat: 19g (29%)Saturated Fat: 10g (50%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 39mg (13%)Sodium: 261mg (11%)Potassium: 146mg (4%)Fiber: 3g (12%)Sugar: 43g (48%)Vitamin A: 508IU (10%)Vitamin C: 4mg (5%)Calcium: 27mg (3%)Iron: 1mg (6%)
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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