Perfect Apple Crumble

Apple crumble in a baking dish on a marble surface

Overview

Apple Crumble in a white and blue bowl with ice cream on top

Perfect Apple Crumble

By Amy // Posted May 29th, 2021 // Category Baked Desserts

It’s the best time to make an apple crumble at the start of winter. Not only are apples in season, but nothing can quite beat a bowl of warm apple crumble when it’s so cold and grey outside.

My Perfect Apple Crumble has tender baked syrupy apples topped with crunchy oat crumble. I’m a big fan of good textures and this ones a winner.

Also, it’s so quick and easy to make with minimal mess. The only tedious part is when you peel and slice the apples. 

I’d recommend that you always serve it warmed with a generous scoop of ice cream.

Don’t know which apples to use? Read my tips below!

Check out my favourite baked desserts.
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tips

1. Which apples to use?

You need to use apples that can keep its structure after baking. If you like tart apples, Granny Smith, Pink Lady or Fuji would all work well. Other sweeter apples that bake beautifully are Jazz, Modi and Royal Gala.

2. Make it vegan!

Instead of using cow butter, you can use a plant oil based spread. I sometimes use spreads like Nuttelex as a substitute and it still tastes great!

3. Adjust the sweetness

I guess this dessert is on the sweet side. If sweet isn’t your thing, you could more or less halve the sugar in the filling and in the topping. 

4. Make it in advance

You can prepare the apple crumble up to 2 days in advance. You just need to keep it in covered in the fridge and bake it at the same temperature and time as the recipe says. 

5. Serve warm

I think apple crumbles taste best warm. It’s best to reheat your crumble in the oven for the crumble crunch, but microwaving does the job as well. Don’t forget to add a scoop of ice-cream, custard or cream on top.

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Apple crumble in a baking dish on a marble surface

Yields9 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time50 mins

Apple Filling
 6 apples (crisp apples, like Pink Lady - around 1kg)
  cup white sugar (67gr)
 1 tbsp plain flour
 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
 2 tbsp lemon juice
  cup water (79ml)
Crumble Topping
 1 cup rolled oats (90gr)
 1 cup plain flour (120gr)
 1 cup soft brown sugar (160gr)
 ½ tsp baking powder
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 ½ cup melted butter (115gr) plus extra for greasing.

Apple Filling
1

Preheat the oven to 180C (355F). Grease a baking dish (I used a 28cm square, 7 cm deep dish) and set aside.

2

Peel, core and cut all the apples into thin wedges. Place the apples into the baking dish.

3

Put the white sugar, flour, and cinnamon into a bowl and mix it with a fork. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the apples and coat all the apples evenly. Pour in the water and lemon juice over the apples and coat all the apples evenly.

Crumble Topping
4

Place all the topping ingredients into a big bowl. Mix with a fork until well combined. Sprinkle the crumble over the prepared apples. Bake for around 35 minutes or until the crumble turns a nice golden brown.

5

Serve warm with some vanilla ice-cream. Store covered in the fridge for up to 5 days. Heat in the microwave or oven before serving again.

Ingredients

Apple Filling
 6 apples (crisp apples, like Pink Lady - around 1kg)
  cup white sugar (67gr)
 1 tbsp plain flour
 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
 2 tbsp lemon juice
  cup water (79ml)
Crumble Topping
 1 cup rolled oats (90gr)
 1 cup plain flour (120gr)
 1 cup soft brown sugar (160gr)
 ½ tsp baking powder
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 ½ cup melted butter (115gr) plus extra for greasing.

Directions

Apple Filling
1

Preheat the oven to 180C (355F). Grease a baking dish (I used a 28cm square, 7 cm deep dish) and set aside.

2

Peel, core and cut all the apples into thin wedges. Place the apples into the baking dish.

3

Put the white sugar, flour, and cinnamon into a bowl and mix it with a fork. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the apples and coat all the apples evenly. Pour in the water and lemon juice over the apples and coat all the apples evenly.

Crumble Topping
4

Place all the topping ingredients into a big bowl. Mix with a fork until well combined. Sprinkle the crumble over the prepared apples. Bake for around 35 minutes or until the crumble turns a nice golden brown.

5

Serve warm with some vanilla ice-cream. Store covered in the fridge for up to 5 days. Heat in the microwave or oven before serving again.

Perfect Apple Crumble
Nutrition Facts

Servings 9


Amount Per Serving
Calories 343
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.2g18%
Saturated Fat 6.6g33%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 80mg4%
Potassium 266mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 61g21%
Dietary Fiber 5.1g21%
Sugars 38.7g
Protein 3.2g7%

Calcium 3%
Iron 2%
Vitamin D 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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