Apple crumble pie


In one of the thousands of papers that Ι have written with recipes there was the current proposal.

Tarts and pies with whole apples are not my favorite, but this recipe requires grated apples so I suppose this was the reason for me writing it down. I like apples as a fruit and I use them quite often in my cooking, but dessert-wise haven't made a lot of attempts. It was therefore time to experiment and this recipe was perfect one. It is generally an easy recipe apart from grating the dough. As it is a bit cold numbs your hands and requires time for grating. But it worth the effort as the result is delicious.

While baking, the aromas that come out from the oven, make the stomach rumble. Oh that smell of cinnamon and baked dough ... mmm! The crunchy crust of the surface on one hand and the smooth filling on the other, is a contrast of textures that makes this pie a must do.



Ingredients :

  • 500 gr self-rising flour
  • 250 gr margarine (softened not melted)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla
  • 5 big red apples (grated)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup walnuts (finely chopped)

Preparation : 

  1. In a bowl put the ingredients for the dough.
  2. Knead as needed till all ingredients are incorporated and form a soft dough.
  3. Divide dough in two portions, wrap with cling film and place in freezer.
  4. When freezed, take one of the balls and grate it.
  5. Brush a baking pan or a springform with oil and spread dough on the bottom.
Filling and pie
  1. Grate the apples and put them in a bowl along with sugar, cinnamon and walnuts.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Spread filling on top of crumbled base.
  4. Get second ball from freezer and also grate it.
  5. Spread over filling.
  6. Bake at preheated oven at 180C for 35-40 minutes till golden brown.