Recipe type: Dessert
Apple crumble is my absolute favourite dessert! Using freshly-poached granny smith apples it makes such a yummy wholesome dessert. Perfect dessert to serve with ice-cream or custard for your next high tea or book club dinner!
Apple Filling:
  • 8 Granny Smith Apples
  • ½ cup Water
  • ¼-1/2 cup of Sugar
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 3 Whole Cloves
Pie Crust and Crumble:
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 150 g Butter
  • ⅓ cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°
  2. Peel the apples and cut into large cubes.
  3. Place in a saucepan with water and simmer for approximately 10 minutes or until apple has just started to soften.
  4. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  5. Combine flour, butter, cinnamon and sugar in a food processor and process until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  6. Add eggs and process until dough just comes together.
  7. Divide the dough into 2 halves and cover with plastic cling wrap and leave to rest in the fridge for at least 30 mins.
  8. Remove one half of the dough from the fridge and roll out flat and press into individual tart cases.
  9. Prick the pastry all over with a fork and place in the oven for approximately 5 minutes or until the pastry has started to turn a light golden colour.
  10. Fill each case approximately ⅔ full with the apple mixture.
  11. Grate the remaining dough over each of the apple pies until well covered.
  12. Place back in the oven for approximately 15 minutes or until the crumble has turned slightly golden.
  13. Take the pies out of the oven and leave to cool slightly.
  14. Pop the pies out of the cases and serve with custard or ice-cream
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