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My Mother’s Best Apple Crumble Pie

Quick and Easy Apple Pie Recipe


A step-by-step homestyle apple pie that makes everyone happy, with a unique raisin crust, enhanced with Activated Phenolics.  From Dr Vincent Cadrawinata, founder of Renovatio and creator of Activated Phenolics.

Prep time: 45 minutes. Cook time: 30-40 minutes.  Serves 8.

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Make the Crust First

Crust Ingredients

  • 100 g unsalted butter (cut into small cubes)
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 225 g all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped raisins
  • Cold water (approx. 1 tbsp, adjust as needed)

Method for Crust 

1. In a food processor or in a bowl, mix all the dried ingredients of the pie crust with the butter until it resembles coarse wet sand.

2. In a bowl mix the egg yolks with 1 tablespoon of water, add this mixture into the crust mix and work with it to form a dough. If it is too dry, add more cold water, a little at a time.

3. If the dough feels warm, chill it for 20 minutes so it will roll out more easily.

4. Roll the crust into the size of your pie dish (around 20-25 cm diameter)

5. Pre heat the oven to 180°C.

6. Use a fork to dock the pie dough, creating tiny holes to prevent the crust from raising.

7. Bake the crust until golden, approx. 7-10 minutes.



Filling Ingredients

  • 200 g apples, peeled, cored, diced
  • 100 g apples, peeled, cored, diced (put aside)
  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 50 g light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of Activated Phenolics Powder
  • 2 cm of cinnamon / 1 tsp of cinnamon powder
  • A pinch of salt

Method for Filling

8. In a pot, mix all the filling ingredients except for the 100 grams apple. Cook

until bubbly. Then mix in the 100 grams apple. If you use cinnamon stick, take it out.

9. Lightly brush the bottom of the baked pie crust with egg white, this is to prevent soggy bottom.

10. Put in the cooked filling.

Then Make the Crumble and Bake

Crumble Ingredients

  • 100 g all purpose flour (cut into small cubes)
  • 75 g unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar

Method for Crumble

11. Mix all the crumble ingredients.

12. Top the pie with the crumble mixture.

13. Bake in a preheated 180°C oven until the crumble is golden.

14. Cool at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.