Mini Apple Pie with Sweet Pastry Crust

I like sweet pastry crust as it has a cookie-like texture that is great for apple pie.  To make my pie extra crunchy, I top it with crumble toppings.  This recipe might be time consuming and has quite a number of steps to follow, but it is worth the effort. 


Sweet Pastry Crust

1)  195g flour
2)  110g unsalted butter
3)  50g sugar
4)  1/8 tsp salt
5)  1 egg (beaten)

Apple Fillings

1)  2 apples (slice thinly)
2)  1/4 tsp cinnamon
3)  1 tbsp flour
4)  20g sugar
5)  juice of 1/4 lemon

Crumble Toppings

1)  30g butter
2)  40g flour
3)  20g sugar
4)  1/4 tsp cinnamon

Pre-heat oven  :  200 degree Celsius
Removable Pie Pan  :  15 cm (diameter)

Sweet Pastry Crust

1)  Beat butter until soften

2)  Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy
3)  Add egg gradually and beat until incorporated

4)  Add flour and salt and mix until it can be formed into a ball

5)  Flatten pastry into a disk
6)  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15-30 mins.

7)  Mould 1/2 of the dough in a pie pan

Apple Fillings

1)  Slice apples thinly.  Add lemon juice to prevent apples from turning brown.

Apple and Lemon Juice

2)  Add cinnamon, flour and sugar and mix well

3)  Arrange apples into pie pan

Crumble Topping

1)  Rub butter, sugar, flour and cinnamon until it turns grainy

1)  Bake apple pie without toppings in a 200 degree celsius oven for 30 mins

2)  Lay a layer of crumble onto the pie and bake in a 180 degree Celsius oven for 15 mins until toppings turn brown.

Crumble toppings on apple pie

It would be nice eat it with a scoop of ice cream.

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