Recipe for Apple Crumble Pie Dessert

Updated on September 4, 2019
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Apple crumble pie makes a delightful dessert.
Apple crumble pie makes a delightful dessert. | Source

Recipe for Apple Crumble Pie

Apple crumble pie is my favourite dessert recipe of all time. Have you always wanted to try making this dessert but were unsure how to make the crumb topping? In the recipe, I have included step-by-step instructions with 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

How to Make the Crumb Topping

Apple Crumble Pie
Apple Crumble Pie | 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.

Making an Apple Cumble Pie from Scratch

Prepare The Cooking Apples
Prepare The Cooking Apples | Source

Step 2: Make the Apple Filling

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

Crumble Topping Recipe

Crumble Topping
Crumble Topping | Source

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.

Dessert Ideas

Apple Crumble Recipes
Apple Crumble Recipes | Source

Apple Crumble Pie

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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.

Freezing Crumble Topping
Freezing Crumble Topping | Source

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