Some call it apple crumble pie, others call it apple crumb cake. This is my grandma's recipe and it's so easy, you only need a bowl, a grater, and a baking pan!
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and line with baking paper a 10 inch (25 cm) round baking pan.
Make the dough: In a large bowl, mix the flour, the sugar, and the baking powder. Add the butter and mix until crumbly. Add the egg and the vanilla and mix again until a soft dough forms. Don’t overmix.
Divide the dough into three equal parts. Set the one part aside for later. Take the remaining dough and press it onto the surface of the baking pan with your hands. Cover the bottom and a little up the sides, like a tart.
Make the filling: shred the apples inside a bowl, using the side of your grater with the big holes (you can leave their skin on or you can peel them). Drizzle them with the lemon juice and squish them between your hands to get rid of the excess juices. Transfer them to another bowl, add the sugar and the cinnamon and mix well (this will bring out some more juices, but that’s ok).
Fill the pan with the apple mixture.
With your hands, crumble the rest of the dough over the filling.
Bake for 50 – 60 minutes or until golden on top.
Let the apple crumble pie cool, invert on a rack and re-invert onto a serving plate. Sprinkle with some powdered sugar and cinnamon before serving.
In the video, I tested the recipe with coconut sugar instead of light brown sugar, but I don't recommend it because coconut sugar has an intense flavor that alters the taste of the filling. I recommend using white sugar for the dough and white or half white and half light brown sugar for the filling.
Ingredients for an 8-inch (20 cm) round pan:
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