How to Make an Apple Crumble Pie Recipe

Updated on March 7, 2018
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L.M. Reid is an Irish writer who has published many articles. She has a keen interest in creating delicious recipes.

Apple Crumble

How to Make a Crumble Topping

In the recipe, I show you how to make the best apple crumble pie.

Have you always wanted to cook this recipe but were not sure how to make the crumb topping?

There are step-by-step instructions with photos so you can create this great-tasting dish.

Apple Crumble Pie
Apple Crumble Pie | Source

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) of sugar, for the filling
  • 225g (8oz) of plain flour
  • 100g (4oz) of butter
  • 100g (4oz) of sugar, for the crumble topping
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Apple and Cranberry Crumble - Gordon Ramsay

Instructions for Making 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

Making 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
Crumble Topping | Source

Adding The Crumble To The Apples

  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.

Apple Recipes
Apple Recipes | Source

How Do You Make 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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