Sunday, February 22, 2009

Apple Crumble Pie

I made these Apple Crumble Pie on friday night! Finished my marketing paper at the evening, and prepared the dough and crumble filling at night..

If I were to make any tart desserts, I like to prepare my tart shells the day before, store it in the freezer and use them the next day.. I'm really really extremely slow in moulding the tart dough into the aluminum cups.. So I usually start the day before, if not I think just by doing this apple crumble pie might took me 5 hours! (Yah, thats how slow I'm)

As compared to the first time making of tarts, I think I fare better this time round.. I took the advice from Aunty Yochana in avoiding over-handling of dough.. A "just-right" dough should not be oily to touch, and my dough falls under that category! So I'm happy! =)

I always make my tarts in aluminium cups, and I really have the hardest time ever trying to mould the dough in.. Cos I'm afraid that I might distort the shape of the aluminum cups.. (that explains why I work like an old lady) =P

The dough yields lots of tart shells (or maybe I mould them too thin), and it is quite crumbly after baking, so when my family and friends who tired it commented that its hard to hold up the pie..

It might be that I added in too much egg (an accident). Next time round I'll cut down on the butter and egg to yield a crispier shell, or simply I just stick with the Egg Tart shells.. I love them!

The box full of tarts for my friends..

I adapted the recipe from KC, posted by Yangone.

Apple Crumble Pie


(A) Crust
125g butter
225g plain flour
1/2 beaten egg

4 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2 tbsp brown sugar
sprinkles of cinnamon powder
lemon juice from a slice of lemon
some water
1/2 tbsp corn flour

70g butter
1 cup self-raising flour
3 tbsp sugar


  1. Make filling first by cooking the apples with the rest of the ingredients with some water. Add cornflour to thicken.
  2. Make the crust by combining the butter, flour and egg to form into a dough. Press dough on to a pie pan. Bake at preheated oven of 180C for about 8mins (or till the base is dry).
  3. For the crumble, gently rub the butter and flour to form into crumbs and add sugar and mix well.
  4. After crust is baked, pour in the apple filling and sprinkle top with the crumble. Bake at 200C for about 30 - 45 mins (i think) or till crust is nicely browned.

1 small problem would be that using 4 apples is seriously not enough.. I'm only able to add 1 tablespoon of filling into each tart whereas there's still room for another 1.5 tbsp.. Next time I shall up-up the apples to 6! ( I like my tarts to be bursting with fillings!)

Families and friends gave raving reviews for this pie! And I'm really happy! Brought 11 to school for friends to eat during the group study.. and I went home with the empty box! I'm really so happy that my bakes are appreciated and loved by all

Made a mental note to self, to make this for my maternal grandma family and B's family.

Good things are meant to be shared, right?

Woppes, still have 6 tart shells left, which means, more tarts rolling in!!!


Franlanto said...

Hi Carrie,
Remember to keep one for me ya! :)

Carrie said...

Hi franlanto,

Heheh, next time round save 1 fr u.. This batch all end up in diff ppl stomach, probably alr digested! Hahhaa!


Snooky doodle said...

these tarts look great :) i m not good at tarts although lately I m practising :)

Carrie said...

Hi Snooky Doodle,

Thanks for your compliments! I'm nt good with tarts too.. Trying to pick up and brush up more in tart-makings.. hehe