Easy Apple Crumble recipe is true comfort food with sweet caramelized apple filling and crunchy cinnamon topping. Total crowd pleaser!
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
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!
- Lemon juice
- Granulated sugar
- Light brown sugar
- All-purpose flour
- Quick Oats
- Unsalted Butter
- Mixing bowl
- 2qt baking dish
- Sharp knife to peel and dice apples
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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
- In a large bowl, combine diced apples with lemon juice, sugars, cinnamon and flour. Pour into a 2qt baking dish.
- 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.
- Bake in a 375 degree oven for 45-50 minutes, until bubbly and caramelized. Enjoy warm with a scoop of ice cream!
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.
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!