Tuesday, May 11, 2010


 I have always loved 'crumble' or 'streusel' recipes, I have dozens of them and are still collecting. The reason why I love them is, it gives you a very satisfaction 'first bite' as it's cookie-like crust on top is so buttery and fragrant. I just loved it! So today, I have planned to bake Apple Crumble Pie that I have been wanting to bake for so long already, everytime it just happened that I don't have apples in the house. Then, one day when I was browsing in the BWM store, I saw they have this 'Apple Pie Filling 'packed in 250gm and 500gm tub. So, I bought one tub of 250gm and decided that I can finally bake my Apple Crumble Pie, although I know that making your own apple pie filling would be much better than getting a store-bought. Well, maybe for this time only lah………next time I'll definitely make my own….;)

So the recipe I used this time is taken from 'Famous Cuisine – The Lifestyle Cuisine Magazine & Cookbooks No.44', one my Hubby's cookbook collection……..hehe, most of his cookbooks now becomes my regular reference already, LOL. Actually the original recipe calls for peach as it is a 'Peach Crumble Pie'. In fact I do have recipes that is an Apple Crumble Pie ones…..but just wanted to try this recipe out to see if the sweet shortcrust pastry for the pie crispy or not after a day..…..as there are just so many of them out there, some good ones are still crispy like a biscuit after one day.

What I can summed up for this one is, it took me extra 20 minutes to bake, as I think I rolled the crust too thick, hehe :P, as for the filling, eventhough it's a store bought, I would say it's not that bad too, but a bit sweet, that's all. The pie crust was crispy the day it was baked, for sure and turned soggy on the second day and same goes to the cookie crumbles…….I guessed it's because the apple pie-filling was wet, therefore that's the cause of it. But, if you can finish the whole pie on the day you baked it, I would say this recipe is 'a keeper'…….^_^, for me, I had trouble finishing it, as the kids don't really fancy eating apples in a pie……haha, and definitely not Hubby……so I am the only one who is digging my dessert spoon on it………geez, I bet the scale must have gone up a bit already, especially when I pair it with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream……..stop, stop, stop right there!!! 

Here, this is the recipe, do try it out and you might like it……Happy Apple Crumble Pie baking, folks! ^_^

APPLE CRUMBLE PIE - Adapted from Famous Cuisine Magazine No:44 
For Crust 
200gm plain flour
60gm icing sugar
130gm butter, cold and cubed
1 egg yolk

For Filling 
250gm Apple pie-filling (store-bought)

For Crumble 
80gm plain flour
20gm castor sugar (I used 20gm brown sugar instead) 
40gm butter, cold and cubed

  1. To make pie crust : combine sifted flour and icing sugar. Rub in cubed butter using your fingers, add in the egg yolk and knead to form a dough. Do not over knead. Wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 170~C. Roll out the dough using a rolling pin in between 2 sheets of parchment paper, and press into the 20cm / 8 inch pie dish. Trim off the edges.
  3. Evenly spread the apple pie filling on the pie dish.
  4. To make crumble : rub butter into combined flour and sugar until mixture becomes coarse bread crumbs. Sprinkle on the top of the apple pie filling.
  5. Bake in preheated oven at 170~C for 35-40 minutes or until cooked. (I took 60 minutes to get it cooked)

Happy Apple Crumble Pie Baking !

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