Apple Crumble Pie Cupcakes: Cupcake Tuesday

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I’m back today with another yummy addition for the Pie inspired Cupcake series. Last week we enjoyed Chocolate Chip Pie a la Mode Cupcakes and Irish Cream Pie Cupcakes with St. Patty’s Day Printables for Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter. Did you all get your printables? I hope so!

Apple Pie is a favorite in our house…especially Apple Crumble Pie! Typically we bake it during the Fall when we go apple picking. Now we can enjoy it anytime during the year, in these delicious Apple Crumble Pie Cupcakes!

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Apple Crumble Pie Cupcakes
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  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons flour, all-purpose
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¾ cup applesauce
  • 1 cup apples, diced {which ever kind you like}
Crumble Topping
  • ½ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup nuts (walnuts or pecans)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place cupcake liners in muffin tin. I got 17 cupcakes from this recipe, if you need more, you can easily double the recipe.

  3. Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy
  4. Add the egg, and then the vanilla
  5. Beat until well combined
  6. In a measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices
  7. Measure applesauce
  8. Add half of the dry ingredients, alternating with the applesauce
  9. Peel, core and chop apples into small pieces
  10. Fold apples into mixture
Crumble Topping
  1. In small bowl combine all ingredients, then add softened butter. Mix with fork until well combined.
  2. Add about ¼ cup batter to cupcake liners.
  3. Sprinkle on Crumble Topping.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  1. Let cupcakes cool completely. Then you can add either Whipping Cream or drizzle them with Glaze.
  2. Beat heavy whipping cream until stiff, gently fold in powdered sugar and a splash of vanilla. Amount will depend on how many cupcakes you are baking.
  3. For the glaze, combine powdered sugar and a splash of apple juice or milk. Amount will depend on how many cupcakes you baked. Pour glaze into a plastic squeeze bottle and drizzle over cupcakes.


Cake Recipe adapted from Sweetest Kitchen

Now it’s your turn…show off your cupcake creations! I’d appreciate a link back and be sure to check out the other cupcakes!


  1. Rhondi says:

    Apple pie is my favorite! These look delicious. We are even planting an apple tree tomorrow so I can make more apple dishes.
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  2. Yummo!!!

  3. I love fruit crumble and these cupcakes look just fabulous!
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  4. Apple crumb pie is one of my favorites- love thta you turned it into a cupcake!
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  5. Elu says:

    These are so good! I made them today and my family loved them :)

  6. Jules says:

    These are fantastic! I didn’t have ground cloves, so I used the apple pie spice I had instead. I didn’t make frosting because they don’t need it. They’re so delicious and the crumbly topping is key!


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