Crumble pie recipe

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Rhubarb crumble tart is a really easy dessert, that uses up extra seasonal rhubarb you might have knocking about, plus you can use ready-made shortcrust pastry

Preparation Time15 mins (plus chilling time)
Cooking Time27 mins
Total Time42 mins

Tuck into this hearty crumble pie after your Sunday roast dinner by celeb chef Simon Rimmer.

This delicious crumble pie is a really easy dessert, that's a combination of two types of dessert - a tart and a rhubarb crumble (opens in new tab). It's a great sweet for using up extra seasonal rhubarb you might have knocking about. And whilst our recipe includes making your own quick pastry, you can always use ready-made shortcrust instead to save some extra time. Make this pie in under an hour for a really lovely dinner party dessert that generously serves four or more. Just serve with cream, ice cream or custard.


For the pastry:

  • 225g flour
  • 100g butter
  • 25g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Small amount of milk to bind

For the rhubarb:

  • 250g rhubarb
  • Pinch of ground star anise
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • 150g sugar
  • Juice 1 orange

For the crumble:

  • 100g flour
  • 100g demera sugar
  • 100g cherry and raspberry muesli, like Nature’s Pleasure
  • 150g butter
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon

You'll also need:

  • Egg wash




  1. For the pastry: Pulse together in blender, then roll out, line a 200mm tin, chill for 2 hrs. Bake blind at 200ºC for 15-20 mins. Then brush with egg wash and cook for extra 5 mins
  2. For the filling: Put the rhubarb, spices, sugar and orange in a pan and cook until just soft. Spoon into the case
  3. For the crumble: Rub all the crumble ingredients together, spoon on top of the fruit. Bake at 180ºC for 12 mins.
  4. Serve with custard.

Top tips for making crumble pie:

Egg wash is made by beating an egg and adding a little water and pinch salt.

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