Foodie Alert!, Recipes/Home Cooking

Deliciously good Apple Crumble Recipe

17 Jul , 2016  

Heya everyone

This is a post to share my apple crumble recipe, which has been much lauded by the hubby and friends, hehe. I am no domestic goddess, so when I’ve hit jackpot with this recipe, you definitely will too! Still I’ve come a loooooong way from my days of mistaking fahrenheit for degree celsius, where I ended up with brownie charcoal (the kind where you need to knock it hard against the floor several times before it breaks in half) instead of luscious, decadent brownies LOL.

This apple crumble pie recipe is easy to make and consists of simple ingredients and most importantly, doesn’t require a genius to bake. It is a great bake to bring to a potluck or gathering, and is a semi healthy (erm apples?) treat for the kids! I’ve baked it for fun, for a buddy’s birthday, and most recently, for my wedding anniversary (in the shape of a heart). The crumble is delectable, and I love the aromatic fragrance of cinnamon in my bake! If you love apples and crumbly deliciousness, this is the recipe for you! I made enough for 2 apple crumble pies, so I’ve halved my recipe for you. I’ve broken this recipe into 3 parts – the pie, the filling, and the crust.

Pictorial Guide:
Knead the dough

Flatten dough into your baking pan and bake

Cook the apple crumble over low-medium fire over stove (adjust accordingly)

Pour the cooked apples into the baked crust

Sprinkle the crmble over the cooked apples and return the entire apple crumble into the oven to bake

Voila! Delectable apple crumble in the tummy!



Pie Crust

  1. Approximately 3/5 – 4/5 of an egg, whipped
  2. 130g butter
  3. 220g plain/all purpose flour
  4.  1 tsp fine/icing sugar (if you don’t have fine/icing sugar, normal sugar is fine)
  5. 1 tbspn corn flour (optional, for a slightly more crumbly texture)

Apple Filling

  1. 5 large apples (I like to use fuji apples, my favourite. Size is perfect too!)
  2. 3 tbsp brown sugar
  3. Generous amount of cinnamon powder, enough to make your apples turn abit brownish in colour
  4. 1 tsp vanilla essence
  5. 1 tbspn corn flour mixed with water
  6. Sprinkling of nutmeg powder (optional)
  7. Sprinkling of cinnamon sugar (optional)

Crumble Top

  1. 75g butter
  2. 125g all purpose flour/plain flour
  3. 2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/3 tsp salt
  5. 5 tbsp brown sugar



  1. Defrost butter from the fridge for about 15 minutes.
  2. Sift the flour in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add in the sugar and mix evenly.
  4. Add and rub in the butter one knob at a time into the flour.
  5. Add the whipped egg and knead to form a dough
  6. Heat your oven to 175C
  7. Rub some butter into your baking pan (bottom and sides)
  8.  Press the dough into your baking pan (bottom and sides) and bake this for 15 minutes (check to see if dough is baked, and adjust the baking time accordingly)

Apple Filling

  1. Pour the apples into a pot and turn the heat to medium. (I like to use my le creuset or a nonstick for this). Let the apples sit in the covered pot to stew a little and stir occasionally, bringing the cooked apples on top.
  2. Add the cinnamon powder, sugar and vanilla essence. Stir and Mix occasionally and evenly so that the apples will be reddish-brown in colour and will not burn. You will notice that the apples will give out water, and shrink in size.
  3. (Optional) You may add a little water if you like your apple crumble to have more ‘sauce’. Otherwise, no water is fine too.
  4. (Optional) At this stage, you may also wish to add a bit of nutmeg powder and cinnamon sugar.
  5. Once your apples are cooked, add the cornflour water mixture as a last step to thicken the apple water into a sauce, and take it off the heat.


  1. Sift the flour (you may wish to add a dash or two of cinnamon sugar into the flour and mix it evenly for that extra kick) into a bowl before rubbing butter into it.
  2. Add sugar to the flour and mix well. If you find the dough too sticky and not crumbly enough, you can chill or quick freeze it for 15 minutes or so.

Final Steps

  1. Pour the apple filling into the baked and cooled pie crust. Rub the crumble mixture over the apple filling so that it drops over the pie in bits and pieces.
  2. Bake at 190C for 35mins and voila!

Mon labour of love below! Yum yum in my tum tum. Enjoy baking, and the kids will love it too!


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