Easy Apple Crumble Recipe

Easy Apple Crumble recipe is true comfort food with sweet caramelized apple filling and crunchy cinnamon topping. Total crowd pleaser!

White bowl with apple crumble and a scoop of vanilla icecream. Set on a red striped napkin with a fork.

I’ve been looking forward to sharing this recipe with you all for quite some time. My oldest daughter’s birthday was in January and instead of cake and ice cream she wanted an Apple Pie.

Sadly, I am very pie crust challenged, so I had suggested an Apple Crumble instead. She said, “as long as it’s served hot with ice cream she would love it.”

When I posted it on instagram, I realized I had never shared the recipe on the blog. Shame on me. Hoarding this delicious crumble all for myself.

Then earlier this summer I shared this Blueberry Lime Crumble…and again realized I’ve yet shared my apple version.

How to Make an Apple Crumble

White oblong bowl with handles and a single scoop of apple crumble with vanilla icecream.

STEP 1: Peel and dice 4 apples. Combine apples in a large bowl with lemon juice, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour. Pour into a 2 qt baking dish.

STEP 2: Combine crumble ingredients: brown sugar, cinnamon, oats, flour, butter. I find it easiest to use my hands to make the crumble. Sprinkle over the top of apple mixture, pressing lightly.

STEP 3: Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 50 minutes, until bubbly and caramelized. Enjoy warm with whipped cream or ice cream!

Best Apples to Use

I like to use a tart apple, like Granny Smith or Golden Delicious. However, you really can’t go wrong with any fresh apple.

Just peel and dice and enjoy the fresh comfort food of an apple pie without a crust!

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Can This be Made in Advance


To make ahead, just assemble, cover with foil and refrigerate until ready to bake (up to 24 hours).

I don’t recommend freezing a crumble, as I haven’t seen good success. The filling tends to get too watery, and the topping doesn’t have a good crunch.

What Tools and Ingredients You’ll Need

If you want a quick glance at what’s needed for today’s recipe, look no further. For the printable recipe with measurements, scroll all the way down!


  • Apples
  • Lemon juice
  • Granulated sugar
  • Light brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • All-purpose flour
  • Quick Oats
  • Unsalted Butter


  • Mixing bowl
  • 2qt baking dish
  • Sharp knife to peel and dice apples
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Yield: serves 10

Apple Crumble

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Hot Apple Crumble with a big scoop of Ice Cream is a delicious treat! Serve this for an American summer holiday, or for a cold winter’s dessert.


For the Filling:

  • 4 apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

For the Crumble:

  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. In a large bowl, combine diced apples with lemon juice, sugars, cinnamon and flour. Pour into a 2qt baking dish.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine crumble ingredients. Use hands to combine butter until crumbly (this takes a few minutes). Sprinkle over top of apple mixtures. Press lightly.
  3. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 45-50 minutes, until bubbly and caramelized. Enjoy warm with a scoop of ice cream!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 3gSugar: 38gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Recipe originally published July 24, 2014. 

This Easy Apple Crumble Recipe is the perfect weeknight dessert. Whether serving a crowd or just yourself, you’ll love this easy dessert recipe!


About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on August 15, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. This is delicious! I looked so good on the family dinner after I brought this deliciousness! I was wondering if I can add toasted walnuts? I don’t want to ruin the recipe, I always love a little nutty crunch but I don’t want to mess it up.

  2. Your article is very useful, the content is great, I have read a lot of articles, but for your article, it left me a deep impression, thank you for sharing.

  3. ok so … i didn’t blend in butter with dry top ingredients, I saw that after. It’s in the oven and topping looks very strange and dry. Next time I will work the butter in better even with a fork.

  4. Where I s the recipe for zucchini crumble in th u s article?  Sounds good and perfect for my low potassium diet.

  5. We always have a bag of the Crunch Pak Organic Apples in our fridge – they’re are favorite grab and go snack. This crumble looks like a mighty fine snack as well.

  6. It’s getting to be that time of year. Love apple season. The kids are already bugging me to buy apples. DeLish!

  7. dont think you can ever go wrong with a good apple crumble, so craving a bowl right now… yum!

  8. This looks delicious, Aimee, and I’ve really been craving some fall flavors already like pumpkin and apples. It seems absurd to have these cravings with all the great stone fruit and berries around, but I really miss them. This crumble is REALLY making me them, and I love your photos! 🙂

  9. Apple crumble is pretty much my all time favorite dessert. It even gets ranks higher than anything chocolate. There’s something about a crumb topping that just can’t be beat!

  10. Your daughter has good taste! I used to always ask for apple pie for my birthday! I definitely would have been happy with some of this crumble!

  11. I have been really craving a good crumble lately but didn’t know which kind to make. An apple crumble might just be what I am looking for 🙂 This looks so amazing.

    1. I’ve got a delicious blueberry lime crumble on the blog too, but apple is always my first choice!

  12. Warm apple crumble definitely has to have vanilla ice cream. This looks amazing!! Gotta love those Crunch Pak apples 🙂

  13. Your daughter is awesome. I love how she knows what she wants!
    No peeling makes this especially appealing. Ooh, that rhymed! It looks great!

  14. This looks absolutely amazing. Especially topped with the ice cream…. I can just taste it! SO YUM!

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