Monday, February 21, 2011

Apple Crumble Pie


Sweet pastry
100g butter (cut into cubes and chill)
45g icing sugar
1/2 egg (about 30g)
200g plain flour
1/4tsp salt

Crumble topping
40g butter
35g sugar
45g flour
20g ground almond/ground hazelnut

5 green apple (remove core and skin, diced)
50g light brown sugar/caster sugar
1/2tsp ground cinnamon
1tbsp lemon juice
1tsp corn flour (mix with some water)

Crumble topping:
1. Sift flour in a bowl.
2. Mix sugar and ground almond into flour.
3. Use your fingers to rub butter into the flour mixture until it resemble bread crumb.
4. Cover and chill in the fridge.

Sweet pastry:
1. Sift flour, icing sugar and salt into a big bowl.
2. Use your fingers to rub butter into the flour mixture until it resemble bread crumb.
3. Add in lightly beaten egg into step no.2.
4. Mix till it form a soft dough. ( I used food processor to mix the dough from step no. 2 to 4.)
5. Wrap the dough up and let it rest in the fridge for 30mins.
6. Press some dough into tart moulds.
7. Use a fork and press around the edges.
8. With a knife, trim away excess dough at the edges.
9. Arrange it in a container, cover and let it rest in the fridge for another 30mins.
(You can prepare the pastry a day ahead.)

1. Put all the ingredients into a pot except corn starch solution.
2. Cook over medium-low fire until apple tender.
3. Add in corn starch solution and stir until sauce thicken.
4. Remove from fire and set aside to cool.

Assemble tart:
1. Preheat oven to 190C.
2. Remove tarts from fridge and thaw for 10mins.
3. Spoon filling into tarts and sprinkle crumble topping onto it.
4. Bake in a preheated oven for 20-25mins or until surface is browned.
5. Remove tarts from oven and cool them on a wire rack.


Bake for a Queen said...

Looks delicious. Perfect with a cup of hot English Breakfast Tea. Yums!

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The Sweetylicious said...

it look so nicely done and appley (:

ann low said...

I just love apple with anything. Your apple crumble pie looks so good and I'm bookmarking this. Thanks for sharing :)

Happy Flour said...

Hi Bake for a Queen, 鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝, The Sweetylicious and Anncoo,

Thanks for all your lovely words. :)

Chef Bee said...

My son would love crumble, any apple dessert is his favorite. Great pics and directions.

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Anonymous said...

May i know how mcuh dough you put into the tart mould? Did you use a cutter to cut the dough? And how many tarts did you make altogether from this recipe?

Happy Flour said...

HI Weili,

I didn't use pastry cutter. I just take about 30g of dough (depend on the size of your mould) and press it into the tart mould. You have to use your thumbs to press the dough from the center of the mould then slowly work it out around the mould and trim off excess dough.