Crumble Topped Apple and Apricot Pie


I’ve mentioned before that puddings are difficult if you’re dairy, egg and nut-free – you really can have too much soya yogurt! I’m not much of a pie maker, but pies make lovely, comforting and homely family puddings. Little S is quite wary of fruit (allergic children can understandably be more suspicious of food items than others) but she does like apples. This got me thinking – my mum used to make an apple pie with apricot jam that I always much preferred to regular apple pie, so here’s my version. It’s light on the pastry and with a crumble topping for extra texture and interest and was gorgeous with some warm egg-free custard.

Crumble Topped Apple and Apricot Pie (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)


makes 1 large pie

  • 1/2 quantity of shortcrust pastry
  • 3 or 4 large eating apples, I used Pink Lady
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 3 tbsps sugar, preferably soft brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 2-3 tbsps apricot jam
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/ tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsps dairy-free spread

– In a bowl mix together the last 5 ingredients, rubbing in the spread with your fingers until the mixture resembles oaty breadcrumbs! Set aside.

– Preheat the oven to 230 degrees Centigrade/Gas mark 8

– Roll out the pastry and line a pie dish. Prick it all over the base with a fork.

– Spread the jam over the base of the pie. Set aside.

– Peel and chop the apples and toss with the lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon and flour.

– Tip into the prepared pie dish.

– Scatter the crumble mix over the top.

– bake for 10 minutes in the very hot oven, then turn the temperature down to 180 degrees Centigrade/Gas mark 4 and continue to bake for another 45 minutes until golden on top.

– Leave to sit for at least a couple of hours before serving.

– Reheat in a warm oven for 5-10 minutes if necessary.


11 Comments Add yours

    1. lucylox says:

      🙂 it was also rather nice with some dairy-free ice cream 🙂

  1. Starr says:

    mmm, looks delicious! I love crumble topped pies!

    1. lucylox says:

      It does add an interesting crunchy texture to the top. One day i hope I’ll make as beautiful pies as you do..

  2. Genie says:

    That looks so good!

    1. lucylox says:

      Thank you! D’s not a big pie fan and he thought it was lovely too – I guess cos it’s only half a pie! 🙂

  3. Sheila says:

    ahh this looks amazing!

    1. lucylox says:

      Thank you 🙂

  4. Somer says:

    Apple crumble is one of my all time favorites my friend! This one doesn’t disappoint!

  5. Hello there, this crumble looks absolutely fantastic – I was wondering if you’d like to enter this recipe into our Gourmandize Giveaway recipe competition. This month the theme is apples so it would be perfect, and there are nice prizes to win – let me know what you think:



    1. lucylox says:

      Ooh, thanks for the message. I’d love to enter, I’ll submit my recipe in the next few days 🙂

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