Caramel Apple Crumble Pie!

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A delicious twist on Toffee Apples, Apple Pie, and Apple Crumble… A yummy dessert perfect for Autumn – Hello Heaven!

So, I’ve had requests for many Apple recipes over this Autumn season so far, and yes.. I’ve only just got round to it – however, this is DELICIOUS. It combines the delicious flavours of Toffee Apples (That we all know and love..), Apple Pie, and Apple Crumble.

How can that not sound delicious?! I had so much experimentation with this one due to apples producing so much liquid all of the time, and therefore ruining the pastry… but this recipe is tried and tested so many times over that its a success!

This recipe is a different version to my Apple & Blackberry Crumble Pie and I am obsessed with it! The thing is, this one has caramel involved and as we all know…. that is perfectly acceptable in my books! 

Don’t worry, I will be posting recipes for all of the desserts included in this one over time, but I thought that this would be a good idea for all of the requests I have received on Facebook for Halloween this year – ITS SO YUMMY!

The sweet shortcrust pastry gives a nice lining to the dessert that everyone loves in a pie, as well as having the crumbly sweet & crunchy topping of the Crumble is the perfect match to the gooey caramel Apple layer in the middle. Hello heaven! 

The Caramel is out of a tin, as its easier that way – and the thickness of it marries so well with the baking – and the sweetness of the Caramel matches the tartness of cooking apples, overcoming my slight problem of not liking cooked apples some time (as they’re so tart!)

You can easily cheat with this recipe and make it so so much easier, but I do try to put out a full recipe when I can. Simply swap the homemade pastry for some shop bought Sweet Shortcrust Pastry, and swap the homemade crumble for a bag of ready made mix!

There is no shame in using premade stuff. I nearly always will buy Puff Pastry as I really can’t be arsed to make it, and even other times I will buy premade shortcrust if I’m in a rush.

You can easily also just turn this into a delicious crumble, and completely forget about the pastry. But in all honesty, I like making this into a delicious Pie. Serve it with some Custard, Cream, Ice Cream and more and it will please anyone!

A heart-warming dessert that would suit Autumn, Winter, or even the rest of the year. Enjoy! x

Caramel Apple Crumble Pie!

A delicious twist on Toffee Apples, Apple Pie, and Apple Crumble... A yummy dessert perfect for Autumn - Hello Heaven!
5 from 9 votes
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Category: Dessert
Type: Pie
Keyword: Apple, Caramel, Crumble
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 12 Slices
Author: Jane's Patisserie


Pastry Base

  • 175 g Plain Flour
  • 100 g Unsalted Butter (cold/diced)
  • 1 tbsp Icing Sugar
  • 1 Egg Yolk

Pie Filling

  • 500 g Cooking Apple (peeled & cored weight)
  • 100 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 100 g Caramel

Crumble Mix

  • 120 g Plain Flour
  • 60 g Caster Sugar
  • 60 g Unsalted Butter (cold/diced)


For the Pastry

  • Sift the flour, icing sugar, and add the diced butter, egg yolk, and 1tbsp of cold water into a food processor. Blitz quickly on the pulse setting until the mixture starts to bind, it shouldn’t take too long at all!
  • Grease & flour a Deep 23-25cm Tart Tin – Roll the pastry mix out onto a lightly floured surface to the thickness of 1-2 £1 coin(s).
  • Press the pastry into the tin and trim & neaten the edges. Fill any gaps of the pastry with any excess pastry so its all covered! Refrigerate for 1/2 an hour!
  • Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan – Cover the pastry with baking parchment and fill with baking beans/rice and bake the pastry ‘Blind’ for 15 minutes!
  • Remove the parchment and the beans and bake for an extra 5-10 minutes or until the pastry is cooked through and turning golden! Leave to cool in the tin.

For the Filling

  • Chop the peeled and cored apples into inch size pieces so they’re still reasonably sized. Add the apple to a large heavy based pan, along with the sugar, cinnamon and two tablespoons of water.
  • Cook the apple in the pan, whilst stiring, over a medium heat for five minutes. After the five minutes, stop stiring and add the pan lid and leave to ‘simmer’ for another five minutes.
  • You basically need the fruit to still have texture and firmness. If the apples are getting very soft quickly, turn the heat off and move onto the next step as you don't want it to be too liquid!

For the Assembly & Baking!

  • Rub together the Sugar, Flour and Butter until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. The butter needs to be cold for it to work!
  • Add the apple into the pie case and carefully dollop over the caramel in small spoonfuls!
  • Sprinkle over the crumble mixture. Bake the pie in the oven for 25-30 minutes until the crumble mixture on top is golden!
  • Once baked, leave the pie to cool for about 30 minutes as its going to be very hot. Once cooled slightly, remove from the tin and enjoy warm! I add a scoop of Vanilla or Clotted Cream Ice cream… or, leave it to cool and also enjoy cold!


  • When buying the apples, buy above the 500g as thats the chopped and peeled weight. You need to aim for about 650-750g of apples, to make sure that its enough!
  • As you are cooking the fruit in a pan, it really can vary in time. Other hobs/heats could take a full 10 minutes longer than mine for example so keep an eye on it!
  • I reeeeally would recommend using COOKING apples for this rather than regular eating apples because of the length of time the cake is baking for. If you used regular apples, there is a chance they’d turn to mush, and then the cake wouldn’t bake well either. The lovely bright green cooking apples are the ones you’re after!
  • I used Carnations Caramel for the caramel! 
  • This dessert will last in the fridge for up to 3 days, but is best on the day of baking!
    • The original recipe was very similar, just a different method. 
    • In the original I used 300g apples, thinly sliced and dried between paper towels to reduce liquid. 
    • And the recipe used 3tbsp cornflour, mixed in with 75g brown sugar and the apples, layered onto the pie base. 
Nutrition Facts
Caramel Apple Crumble Pie!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 25mg1%
Potassium 100mg3%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 356IU7%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* These are only estimates and can vary dependant on brands of ingredients and serving sizes.


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  • Colin
    October 21, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    5 stars
    Hi jane, can this be reheated?,i take it the caramel goes in cold as no mention of it warm.

    • Jane's Patisserie
      October 21, 2020 at 2:33 pm

      Yes it can be – and it goes on cold, yes!

  • M
    September 26, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Hi Jane! Just made this! Random question – I wondered what you used for the drizzle on top of the ice cream? Is it more of the carnations caramel? Thank you x

    • Jane's Patisserie
      September 27, 2020 at 9:39 am

      Hey! Yeah it’s just more of the carnations! x

  • Jade Penney
    September 20, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    Is shop brought shortcrust pastry ok or does it have to be sweetened? Thanks xx

    • Jane's Patisserie
      September 20, 2020 at 1:35 pm

      It would work absolutely fine – it’s just not sweet! x

  • Helen Jones
    September 2, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    Hi, is the egg yolk neccessary in the pastry, i don’t usually add this? Thanks.

  • Sharon JB
    August 23, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    5 stars
    Absolutely beautiful .A welcome change to apple crumble especially if you have had a great year for apples as we have .

  • Koanne joanne
    July 26, 2020 at 9:16 am

    Do you make the caramel or buy it in a tin thanks

    • Jane's Patisserie
      July 26, 2020 at 5:54 pm

      I used shop bought but theres a homemade caramel sauce on my blog you can make for it!

    • Rebecca Wetherell
      October 20, 2020 at 6:09 pm

      Hi Jane, can this recipe we pre made, ie the night before and then put in the oven when guests arrive?!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      October 21, 2020 at 11:31 am

      I would imagine so, yes!

  • Vee
    July 1, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    5 stars
    Hi Jane just made this tonight and oh my gosh it was delicious. So love all you recipes Thank you for sharing 😃x

  • Judles
    June 25, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    5 stars
    Sooo I made this today and it was absolutely delicious! Thank you for the recipe? The only slight thing was we couldn’t taste the Caramel even though I put extra spooned on top of the apple. I had made extra Caramel sauce so I just added some more on top & it was scrummy! Thanks x

  • Judles
    June 25, 2020 at 12:34 am

    5 stars
    Hiya Jane, do you have to bake the pastry blind as I haven’t any greaseproof/parchment paper as the supermarket was out? Just wondering if I could bake it altogether after I’d cooked the apples? Thanks! xx

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 25, 2020 at 11:34 am

      Unfortunately if you don’t you will probably have very raw/soggy pastry!

  • Lauren
    June 11, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    Hi Jane

    what measurements should I use for a 30cm tin, just 1/4 more on each?

    thanks so much! so excited to try x

    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 12, 2020 at 10:21 am

      Hiya! So as a rough estimate it’s coming up at about 1.7x the recipe, so you might need more than 1/4 more of each ingredient! x

  • Tina
    May 11, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    I don’t have a food processor. How could I make the pastry without one?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 12, 2020 at 8:52 am

      Make sure your butter is cold, and rub everything together with the tips of your fingers – be careful not to overheat the butter with the warmth of your hands!

  • Hannah
    December 13, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    I’d like to make this as one of our puddings for Christmas, but really need to do it the day before. I imagine the pastry however will go soggy? Can I blind bake the pastry the day before and make the apple filling then just put the filling in the pastry on the day and cook?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      December 14, 2019 at 9:38 am

      Yes you can!

    • Hannah
      December 25, 2019 at 8:24 pm

      5 stars
      Made it for Christmas Day and it was delicious! Made the casing and filling the day before and just assembled when I was about to put in the oven. Will be making again as everyone loved it!

    • Louise
      March 15, 2020 at 9:33 am

      5 stars
      Delicious & easy to make! I also made it vegan by switching the butter for ‘Vegan block’ & using alpro ice cream.

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    • Katie
      May 28, 2020 at 4:33 pm

      Can I use normal gala apples or does it have to be cooking apples? Thanks x

    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 28, 2020 at 6:58 pm

      I really would recommend cooking apples – others could be too soft and squishy! x

  • Rebecca
    October 26, 2019 at 7:05 am

    5 stars
    I made this today but substituted the caramel for biscoff, absolutely divine, thankyou x

  • Melissa
    October 10, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    5 stars
    Yum!!! I made this the other day, went down very well in my household. Will definitely be making this again. Thank you for a lovely recipe 🙂 x

  • Nell
    October 5, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Hi Jane
    Can’t wait to make this. You said you can buy shop bought pastry, which I am going to do, will this be alright in the oven on its own or will it have to be in a tin ?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      October 5, 2019 at 6:51 pm

      I would recommend a tin as advised as you still need to blind-bake it!

    • Nell
      October 7, 2019 at 6:34 pm

      Hi Jane, sorry I meant a shop bought sweet pastry flan thingy 🙄

    • Jane's Patisserie
      October 7, 2019 at 6:35 pm

      Oh, no I wouldn’t recommend those as they’re really shallow.

  • Katy
    October 2, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Hi Jane,
    There’s cinnamon in the ingredients list but I can’t see where you’ve used it in the recipe?

  • Lauren M
    December 22, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Just came on here to ask this exact question. Do you think adding oats to the crumble mixture will be too much?
    I love your recipes. Have made so many of them, and they always are well received. I’m going to try this one out for a family meal this weekend. So thank you YET again.

    • Jane's Patisserie
      December 22, 2018 at 10:28 am

      I don’t think so! Maybe add about 25g (as oats are so light) and see how you get on!? And thank you so much! X

  • Seema
    March 1, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Hi Jane, I’m guessing salted butter for pastry not unsalted? Thanks Seema

  • Karen Murray
    July 27, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Jane, you have restored my faith in home baking. I can’t bake to save my life but your fun, lighthearted and simple approach is fabulous! I’ve to make two desserts for an event tomorrow so I’m making this and your caramac cheesecake and I actually feel confident about it! Thanks so much!!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      July 27, 2017 at 11:57 am

      Awh thank you!! That’s so cute! Ahh enjoy them!! ?

  • Beth
    October 28, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Look at all that caramel!! Sooo yummyyy!

  • Gen
    October 28, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Beautiful and decadent!

  • Charlotte Ruijun Zhou
    October 28, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    This looks so amazing! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Bec J. H.
    October 28, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I don’t think ready-made crumble topping is available in Australia. How would you recommend making a crumble topping from scratch?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      October 28, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      Rub together 100g Plain Flour, 150g Sugar, and 75g Butter together till its like breadcrumbs and that’ll do 🙂

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