The Ultimate Apple Pie Filling Coffee Cake: A Sweet Symphony of Flavors

Dive into the perfect blend of tartness and sweetness with our Ultimate Apple Pie Filling Coffee Cake. A timeless treat perfect for breakfast or dessert!

The Ultimate Apple Pie Filling Coffee Cake Recipe

When you think of comfort food, two classics might come to mind: apple pie and coffee cake. But what if we combined the two? Imagine a dish that marries the comforting flavors of a classic apple pie with the spongy texture of a delightful coffee cake. Today, I’m going to share the magic with you!

The Secrets Behind Perfect Apple Pie Filling Coffee Cake

Apples: The choice of apples matters. Mixing tart Granny Smith apples with sweet Honeycrisp gives a balanced flavor.
Freshness: Always use fresh ingredients. Freshly ground cinnamon and high-quality butter can make a world of difference.
Oven Calibration: Ensure your oven temperature is accurate. An oven thermometer can help verify this.
Let It Rest: While it’s tempting to dive in right away, letting the cake rest for a bit allows flavors to meld.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8

Apple Pie Filling Coffee Cake Cooking Instructions


For the Apple Pie Filling:

  • 4 medium-sized apples, peeled and diced (preferably a mix of Granny Smith and Honeycrisp)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cornstarch

For the Coffee Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg

For the Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed


  • Apple Pie Filling:
    • In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the apples, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
    • Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes until the apples are slightly softened.
    • Mix cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water and add it to the apples.
    • Add butter and lemon juice. Stir and cook until the filling thickens, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Coffee Cake:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
    • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, butter, milk, baking powder, salt, and egg. Beat until smooth.
    • Pour half of the batter into the prepared baking dish. Spread the apple pie filling over the batter.
    • Drop the remaining batter by spoonfuls over the apple pie filling.
  • Streusel Topping:
    • In a small bowl, mix the sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Add in the cubed butter and use a fork or a pastry cutter to combine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    • Sprinkle the streusel topping over the top of the batter in the baking dish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let it cool for a few minutes, serve, and relish the delightful flavors of this sweet symphony!

Serving Suggestions

  •  Creamy Topping: Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for added richness
  • Beverage Pairing: A cup of freshly brewed coffee or spiced tea complements the cake beautifully.
  • Garnish: A sprinkle of cinnamon or caramel drizzle elevates the presentation and taste.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1: Can I use pre-made apple pie filling?
A: Yes, though the flavor of homemade filling is unmatched, store-bought can save time.

Q2: How do I store leftovers?
A: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Q3: Can I make this gluten-free?
A: Absolutely! Substitute with your favorite gluten-free flour mix. Remember to check other ingredients for gluten traces.