Recipe for Apple Crumble Pie Dessert

Updated on July 24, 2020
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Recipe for an apple crumble pie dessert.
Recipe for an apple crumble pie dessert. | Source

How to Make Apple Crumble Pie

Apple crumble pie is one of my favourite dessert recipes. Have you always wanted to make this dessert but were unsure how to make the crumb topping? In the recipe, I have included step-by-step instructions with my own photos as well as a video so that you can easily create this great-tasting dessert for your family, too.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: Serves 6 to 8 people


  • 4 large cooking apples, Bramleys are the best
  • 75g (3oz) sugar, for the filling
  • 225g (8oz) plain flour
  • 100g (4oz) butter
  • 100g (4oz) sugar, for the crumble topping
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Use your hands to mix the butter and flour until fully combined.
Use your hands to mix the butter and flour until fully combined. | Source

Step 1: Make the Crumble

  1. Pour the flour in a mixing bowl.
  2. Cut the butter in to small pieces and throw into the flour.
  3. Use your hands to mix these two ingredients together until fully combined. It should look like breadcrumbs when ready.
  4. Add the sugar and the ground cinnamon together and mix in well.
  5. Leave this aside as you prepare the filling for your pie.
Prepare the cooking apples.
Prepare the cooking apples. | Source

Step 2: Make the Apple Filling

  1. Peel the cooking apples and remove the cores.
  2. Cut into slices and put into your baking dish.
  3. Evenly distribute the sugar over the apples.

Step 3: Combine and Bake

  1. Make sure that there are no gaps in the baking dish by using a knife to spread the apples evenly. This is essential or the crumble will soak up too much of the juices.
  2. Using a large spoon sprinkle the crumbs evenly over the apples.
  3. If you like your crumble to be a little more caramelized then add a final sprinkling of sugar on top.
  4. Place in the oven to cook for 35 to 40 minutes until it is golden brown.
  5. It is best to leave it to cool and settle for about 10 minutes.
  6. Serve hot with custard or ice cream.

Evenly distribute the crumble over the apples.
Evenly distribute the crumble over the apples. | Source

Apple Crumble Pie

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Apple Crumble Pie Recipe
Apple Crumble Pie Recipe | Source

Can You Freeze Crumble Topping?

The crumble freezes very well. I always make a double batch of crumble and place the second one in a freezer bag. So next time I want to make this recipe half the job is already done. Take out the bag a few hours before you intend to cook the pie and let it defrost at room temperature.

You can freeze the crumble topping for later use.
You can freeze the crumble topping for later use. | Source

Apple Crumble Pie


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