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Apple crumble pie recipe

Apple crumble pie recipe

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Can't decide if you want apple pie or crumble? Why not have both and make this brilliant apple crumble pie recipe. It combines a homemade shortcrust pastry base and tender apple filing with a crispy golden topping. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 30 mins to prepare and 1 hr to cook
  • 621 calories / serving
  • Freezable


For the pastry

  • 250g (8oz) plain flour
  • pinch salt
  • 125g cold butter, cubed
  • 2-3tbsp cold water

For the filling

  • 2 cooking apples, peeled, cored and cut into slices
  • 50g soft light brown sugar
  • 1tbsp plain flour
  • ½tsp ground cinnamon

For the crumble topping

  • 100g cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 100g (3½oz) plain flour
  • 50g oats
  • 25g granulated sugar

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    32g 45%
  • Saturates

    20g 99%
  • Sugars

    22g 24%
  • Salt

    0.8g 13%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 71.7g Protein 7.3g Fibre 5.4g


  1. First make the pastry: put the flour and salt in a large bowl and add the cubes of butter. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour until you have a texture that resembles coarse breadcrumbs with no large lumps of butter remaining.
  2. Using a knife, stir in just enough of the cold water to bind the dough together. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill for 30 minutes before using.
  3. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4, 180°C, fan 160°C.
  4. Roll out the chilled pastry dough to fit a 20cm (8in) pie dish. Place a piece of nonstick baking paper on the pastry and pour rice or baking beans on top to weigh it down. Bake blind in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then remove the paper and beans and cook for a further 5 minutes until pale gold and sandy to the touch. Leave the oven on.
  5. Make the filling: put the apple slices in a bowl and stir in the sugar, flour and cinnamon.
  6. Make the crumble topping: sift the flour into a bowl and stir in the butter. Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour, until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the oats and sugar.
  7. Tip the apple filling into the pie case and top with the crumble. Bake in the over for 30-40 minutes, until the crumble is crisp and golden, and the apples are soft underneath.

*Inspired by Emily B. featured in the Realfood Cookbook

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