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Apple crumble pie of mama Loes

Family recipes: apple crumble pie

This apple crumble pie is a family recipe, as many families have their own recipes. As a little girl, one of the Helen´s used to sit on the kitchen counter with her mum while baking. A favourite was the apple crumble pie because it was quick to make and a very easy recipe.


In this apple pie, sour apples are used which soften nicely during baking but still retain their texture. Preparing the apple crumble pie does not take more than 15 minutes. The oven does the rest.

Mijn moeders appeltaart

The smell of baked apple pastry does take you home to your childhood. You can never go wrong with it.

This apple pie was definitely a hit with family and friends.

Another family recipe is butter cake, but more on that another time.

Crumble apple pie

This recipe for crumble apple pie has been in the family of one of the Helen's for years. And still it is current and a hit.
Voorbereiding 15 minutes
Bereiding 45 minutes
Totale tijd 1 hour
Course: Baking
Cuisine: Dutch
Keyword: apple, apple crumble pie, apple pie, pastry
Porties: 8 porcions


  • 1 24 cm diameter springform pan


  • 350 gr all-purpose flour
  • 250 gr butter
  • 250 gr sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 bag of vanilla sugar
  • 4 Granny Smith or other sour apples
  • 75 gr sultanas
  • cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees.
  • Grease the springform pan and line it with baking paper.
  • Mix the butter, sugar and egg until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla sugar and baking powder and mix in.
  • Now add the flour and mix for 7 counts! If you mix longer, it will become solid and you won't have crumbs.
  • Peel and slice the apples.
  • Cover the bottom of the mould with half the crumble topping.
  • Place the slices on the crumbly pastry. Sprinkle the sultanas on top and then cinnamon to taste.
  • Put the rest of the crumble in the mould and spread well over the apples.
  • Bake the cake for about 45 minutes. Depending on your oven. When the cake is nice and golden brown, it is ready.
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