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French Apple Crumble

A simple, yet great party dessert. With apples available all year round, this recipe is a keeper. Prepare the filling and crumble in advance and bake them when the guests are arriving.

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French Apple Crumble

Use medium size Gala apples or Rose apples in this recipe will gives a firmer bite to this dessert. Swap butter with vegan butter for a vegan version.

Prep. Time
20 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
55 min

French Apple Pie Filling

French apples,                 5
Peeled, Cored, Cubed
Sugar                              45-90g
Cognac                             5tbsp
(Or Orange Juice)
Mirin                              1 tbsp
Corn Starch                  1 tbsp
Salt                                  1/4 tsp

Crumble Pastry
Plain Flour                    50g
Golden caster Sugar   25g
Cold Butter                  30g
Cold Water                  1 dtsp


French Apple Pie Filling

1. Cook apple pieces, Sugar, Cognac (or Orange Juice), Mirin over low to medium heat until apples are tender.
2. Stir in cinnamon and cornstarch and cook for half a minute. The caramel sauce should be almost thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
3. Divide apple pie filling into ramekins.

Crumble Pastry

1. Whisk plain flour and sugar together.
2. Rub in cold butter until mixture is crumbly.
3. Stir in cold water so that it clumps together a little.
4. Scatter the crumble dough over the surface of the apple pie filling.
5. Bake in a preheated 190°C oven for 15-20mins until the crumble turns golden.


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