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Cheat Granny Smith Apple Crumble Tartlets

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Granny Smith Apple Crumble Tartlets

You have to check out this easy South African Apple Crumble Tartlet recipe.  This is an awesome Apple Crumble Tart, perfect in taste (and ready with a delicious tart flavor and pleasing crunch, when fresh).  Once you add a light apple crumble topping, then you have me all drooling and ready with a pot of coffee and a plate to devour a tartlet or slice of Apple Crumble.

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Cheat Granny Smith Apple Crumble Tartlets

Granny Smith Apple Crumble Tartlets

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This is an awesome Apple Crumble Tart, perfect in taste, and will have you drooling.

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Tartlets 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: South African


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Pie filling

  • 6 large Granny Smith apples
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


Apple Pie filling

  1. Peel the apples and slice them into quarters.
  2. Add the sugar, water, and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan and cook until soft and set aside to cool off completely.

Apple Crumble Dough

  1. Start off by sifting all the dry ingredients together and set aside
  2. Cream butter and castor sugar until light and fluffy with a handheld mixer.
  3. Add egg and sifted flour and mix through.
  4. Only use half the pastry to line the pie dish. 24 cm in diameter and press the pastry to fit the dish. 
  5. If you make small tartlets, divide the pastry into 12 equal portions and line cupcake pans individually.
  6. Leave the remaining pastry in a sealed container and refrigerate until hard.
  7. Preheat oven to 180C / 350F
  8. Pack the cooked and cold sliced apple mixture in the dish or small cupcake pans.
  9. Retrieve the hard pastry and grate it over apple mixture.
  10. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown.
  11. Be careful and keep a close eye on the crumble topping when baking. 
  12. Should it brown too quickly, place foil on top to keep it from burning.
  13. For the mini apple tartlets bake only for 20 minutes at 170C / 340F
  14. Dust with icing sugar when cooled off.
  15. Serve with whipped cream, custard, or ice-cream and dig in.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 235
  • Sugar: 14
  • Sodium: 197
  • Fat: 9
  • Saturated Fat: 5
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 35
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 3
  • Cholesterol: 34

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    • Hi there Shannon. They are truly delicious. Hope you will be able to give it a go and if you do not mind and remember, please come back here and let us know how they turned out. We love to hear your feedback. Enjoy


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