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The Best Apple Crumble

A perfect dessert recipe with a warm apple and cinnamon filling and a crunchy top: Apple Crumble. This delicious and easy-to-make English dessert will blow your mind with its oat and oat-free versions.

March 17, 2020
Difficulty Medium
Servings 6-8 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 25 mins
Total 35 mins



  1. Preheat the oven at 374°F (180°C).
  2. Peel the apples and chop them into small cubes and put them in a medium bowl.
  3. Add the powdered sugar, cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of hot water and mix them with the apples.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, oatmeal and butter. Mix the ingredients with your hands or in a food processor until the butter molds are crushed. Set aside in the refrigerator until using it.
  5. Place the apple mix on the bottom of a baking dish and spread them evenly.
  6. Pour the flour oatmeal butter mix on top of the apples and make sure the butters are evenly spread out.
  7. Cook in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  8. Cool at room temperature for 5-10 minutes and enjoy a delicious dessert.
  9. Serve with vanilla ice cream or custard.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Apple Crumble
Serves 6-8
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Sodium 495 mg21.5%
Potassium 110 mg2.3%
Protein 2.5 g5%
Total Fat 4.8 g6.2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Choose the right apples for baking. Pink Lady and Granny Smith are some of them.
  • Make sure the apple slices are the same thickness. Otherwise, while some apple slices are cooked, some apple slices may remain raw.
  • Use frozen fruits. Peaches are often used in this recipe. In this way, the dessert will have a better consistency.
  • If you use honeycrisp apples, reduce the amount of sugar. Otherwise, your apple dessert may be too sweet.
  • Use melted butter. In this way, the apple dessert will be crispy on top.
  • Use cold butter and cut into small cubes.
  • To make it gluten-free, replace the flour with a gluten-free flour mix or almond flour.
  • Season with spices like coconut, clove, and ginger.
  • You can choose brown sugar or natural sweeteners instead of sugar.
  • You can serve it with vanilla ice cream.
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The British must know the taste of his mouth. Desserts, which are among the most popular varieties of English cuisine, clearly reveal this. These unique tastes accompanying their five teas leave a wonderful taste on the palates and their recipes are applied in all world cuisines. Here is one of these wonderful desserts we are talking about, Apple Crumble.

Quite popular as its oatmeal version, Apple Crisp, this wonderful dessert has a rather simple texture and preparation. Here is our Apple Crumble recipe that you can easily apply at your home. All members of the house will be very pleased with this recipe. Bon Appetit!

History of Apple Crumble

Crumble is a historical dessert that appeared in Britain during World War II. It is also seen as a simplified version of an extravagant dessert like Apple Pie. Known as Crumble in England, this desserts is also called Crisp in some states of the United States. Apple Crumble is served with cream, custard or ice cream in some countries.

What Is The Difference Between Apple Crisp and Apple Crumble?

The main difference between Apple Crumble and Apple Crisp is oats. While Apple Crisp is made with oats, however Apple Crumble is made without oats in the original recipe.

Apple Crumble is made in the UK and Australia similarly to the Apple Crisp. However, these two recipes are different in Canada and the USA. Both recipes use fresh fruits and are apple-based desserts.

What Apples Are Best For Apple Crumble?

We can divide apple varieties into those for food and for cooking. Baking apples will be the ideal choice in this recipe. Apples used in dessert should be hard textured. Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Gala and Pink Lady apples are among the apple varieties you can use in the Easy Apple Crumble recipe. Be careful not to use red apples. This can cause a sour taste.

How To Make The Best Apple Crumble?

When making apple crumble, use apple, cinnamon and powdered sugar for apple filling; and use all-purpose flour, powdered sugar and butter for the toppings.

  1. Choose baking apples. Granny Smith apples is one of the ideal apple varieties for this dessert.
  2. Prepare the Apple Crumble topping. For this, combine the dry ingredients together. For the dough, mix the butter, flour, sugar, salt.
  3. Make the fruit filling. Add the sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon and get together with the apple in a large bowl. Add the apples and lemon juice and put in the baking tray.
  4. When putting the dessert in the oven, cover it with aluminum foil for the first 20 minutes so that it does not brown too much.
  5. Bake in the oven until it turns golden.
  6. Let it cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.

How To Make Gluten- Free Apple Crumble?

  1. Make the Crumble Topping: Combine the almond flour, brown rice flour, granulated sugar, and salt. With a blender or your hands, mix the cold butter and the other ingredients. Refrigerate the toppings for at least 45 minutes.
  2. Make the Apple Filling: Slice the apples. Add apples and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Then mix brown sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon to the apples. Gently stir. Place the apple mixture in the baking dish.
  3. Bake Apple Crumble: Top with the crumble and press the crumble down with your fingers. Bake for 50-60 minutes until lightly golden brown. Serve with ice cream.

How To Store Apple Crumble?

Do You Put Crumble In The Fridge? Yes. You can store the Apple Crumble dessert by wrapping it with foil. You can keep it in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Can You Freeze Crumble? Yes. You can put the apple pie in the refrigerator bag or plastic wrap and keep it in the freezer for 3-4 months.

Can You Make Apple Crumble Ahead Of Time? Yes. You can prepare this delicious pie beforehand and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Thaw it in the refrigerator the night before serving and let it stand at room temperature.

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