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Best Apple Crumble

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"Personal recipe... the way I make it in Australia. Apple crumble pie with coconut and rolled oats. Cut up and serve with hot or cold custard!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins

    1 hr 45 mins


  1. Place apples in a large pot with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 minutes, or until soft. Drain, and cool. Place in a large bowl, and toss with 2 tablespoons sugar to evenly coat.
  2. In a large bowl, whip together the 1/2 cup butter and 2 tablespoons sugar until fluffy. Mix in the egg. In a separate bowl, mix 2 cups flour, baking powder, and custard powder. Mix dry ingredients into the bowl with butter and sugar. Press crust into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch springform pan.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Drain apples and place into the crust. Cut together 3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup butter, 1 1/4 cups flour, and cinnamon. Mix in coconut and oats. Sprinkle over the apples.
  5. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Remove sides from pan and allow crumble to cool before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 12, 2005

You do not need the crust for this recipe- it is easily omitted. It is however delicious, and the crumble is the crowning delight. The coconut and rolled oats may nto sound that enticing but it truely bakes together to make the most delicious crumble ever! I will make this again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 09, 2007

what is custard powder? where do you get it?

Dec 24, 2007

I used the recipe for the crumble only, and it was delicious! I just cooked 4 red delicious and 4 granny smith apples (peeled) in a saucepan with white sugar, cinnimon, nutmeg, and clove, a little butter and a little flour until apples were soft. Spooned it into a baking pan, sprinkled the crumble on top, followed the rest of the directions, and voila! - a very YUMMY recipe. By the way, my hubby is Australian, and although he's never had crumble like this, he did devour it in 24 hours!!!

Jan 04, 2009

Thank you. Very good recipe. Added a dash of cloves and nutmeg to apples too. And good grief folks, before you review - look up custard powder on the www, that's why you have it! There are other ingredients than just what you find in the US in the rest of the world...surprise!

Sep 24, 2008

Interesting crumble recipe and very, very good even without coconut (allergic to it). As other reviewers noted, there is too much crummble and also sugar in it could be reduced. Birds custard works well and usually available at speciality shops.

May 18, 2006

Best Apple Crumble - nomen est omen. It really crumbles, but tastes great! The coconut flakes add an extra twist.

Oct 01, 2005

I found that I ended up with waaay too much crust and crumble, which was a shame. The end product tasted good, but I'd say it's a pretty average crumble.

Jan 16, 2009

this is amazing!


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  • Calories
  • 660 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 92.2 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 31 g
  • 48%
  • Fiber
  • 5.3 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 286 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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